Olga Krause, 89, Gillett, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, Dec. 3, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls, following a battle with cancer. Olga was born Feb. 22, 1922, in the Town of Maple Valley, to the late Carl and Marie (Greb) Siech.
On Feb. 21, 1942, Olga married Lyman Krause at the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Gillett. He preceded her in death June 6, 1989.
Olga was employed by Warvel Products, Gillett, where she retired. She was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church, Town of Gillett, and the Ladies Aid, where she served as secretary. Olga enjoyed gardening, dancing and traveling. She also enjoyed sports and was an avid Packer and Brewers fan.
Olga is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Gloria, Clintonville; her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra M. and Jim Ostrowski, Round Lake Park, Ill.; one daughter-in-law, Jane Krause, Clintonville; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Otto Siech, Minocqua; Julius Siech, Sheboygan; Ewald Siech, Plymouth; Agnes Siech, Sheboygan Falls; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Olga was also preceded in death by one son, Gerald L. Krause; one grandson, Rodney Krause; six brothers, Edward (Florence) Siech, Adolph "Buddy" Siech, Herman Siech, Rudolph Siech, Henry Siech; two sisters, Blanche (Adolph) Lockstein, Mary (Tom) Walsh; three sisters-in-law, Juanita Siech and Ginny Siech and Ruth Siech.
Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 6, 2011, at Faith United Lutheran Church, off of Hwy. 22 W. on Old U Road, Town of Gillett. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, with the Rev. John Laatsch officiating. Interment in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Gillett. Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, 920-855-2144, is assisting Olga's family with arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials, in Olga's name, be given to Faith United Lutheran Church, 11465 Old U Rd., Gillett, WI 54124.
Olga's family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Hospice and the nursing staff at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls for their wonderful care. A special thank you to Bruce and Lois Hansen for their loving care and assistance to Olga for many years. Please visit kuehlfuneralhome.com
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