Olivia Herning(1918 - 2011)

Herning, Olivia (Rusch)

Olivia (Rusch) Herning, 93, Gillett, formerly of Wausau, passed away Wednesday evening Aug. 10, 2011, at Good Shepherd Home, Seymour.

Olivia was born June 23, 1918, in the Town of Maple Valley, to the late Otto and Lizzie "Lissa" (Luebke) Rusch.

She attended the Former Four Towns School.

On Sept. 4, 1937, Olivia married Wesley E. Herning at the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Gillett. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1991. She was a long time member of First United Methodist Church, Wausau. Following Wesley's death, Olivia moved to Gillett in 1992 to be closer to her family.

Olivia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and G. Kevin Smoot, Gillett; one granddaughter Evelyn Smoot, Orlando, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Arthur Winkler, Underhill; one sister-in-law Flossie Phillips, Green Bay; one brother-in-law Orville Herning, Phoenix, Ariz.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Olivia was also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

Relatives and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at the Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett 920-855-2144. There will be no funeral services. Entombment will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Wausau.

Olivia's family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Hospice, the staff at Good Shepherd Home and Dr. Richard Sarnwick.

Funeral Home

Kuehl Funeral Home - Gillett
108 E. Main Street Gillett, WI 54124

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Aug. 12, 2011