Grace O. Olson(1932 - 2013)

Olson, Grace O.

"Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6

On Thursday, July 4, 2013, Grace O. Olson came face to face with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It was a day she had been looking forward to all her life. Let us rejoice and find strength in the Lord.

Grace was a lifelong resident of Manitowoc. She was born on September 3, 1932, daughter of the late William and Edna (Wegner) Wilde. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1950. On April 18, 1953, Grace married Eugene R. Olson at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2006. She worked for Manitowoc Milk Producers Co-op for 32 years as office manager until her retirement. Grace was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Manitowoc Health Care Center. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers, reading and traveling.

Grace is survived by two children and their spouses: Steven (Karen) Olson, Manitowoc; Elisabeth (Daniel) Tienor, Manitowoc; seven grandchildren: Tori (Joe) Leiterman; Kenneth (Betsy) Olson; William Olson; Sarah Tienor; Joseph Tienor; Aaron Tienor; Nathan Tienor; four great-grandchildren: Emma, Madysen, Andrew, Tyler; one brother and sister-in-law: Rev. Paul (Cynthia) Wilde, Milwaukee; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Leroy (Elaine) Olson, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, and infant son, Terry.

At Grace's request, private family funeral services were held on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manitowoc. Rev. Stephen Melso officiated with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc assisted the Olson family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorials may be made to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church or Manitowoc Lutheran High School.

We would like to thank the Davita Dialysis Center and all the doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers for the loving and compassionate care shown to our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Funeral Home

Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home
818 State Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on July 8, 2013