Frances Olive Olson
95, South Bend, IN, formerly of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in South Bend. She was born on April 17, 1917 to the late George Logan and Birdie (Roberts) Logan. Frances was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who took great pride in her home and had a passion for decorating. Her love of flowers, wildlife, and nature's colors was reflected in her own expression of them. Frances saw beauty in all things from the chirp of a bird to a beautiful snowfall. She loved describing the "rose-quartz" sunset on the lake as she sat with her family and Boka.
Frances was a housewife and mother for many years. Working as an independent contractor for 15 years, she sewed draperies. She also worked outside the home for 10 years as an apartment manager in Carmel and Indianapolis. In her earlier years, she and husband Ervin had the opportunity to live in various parts of the country including Washington, Minnesota, and Upstate New York. While spending most of her life in the Indianapolis area, she later resided with husband, Daniel Olson, in Carmel and St. Paul, Indiana. A member of the Church of God, she moved to South Bend in recent years to be near her family.
Frances is survived by her loving son, Brent (Bonnie) Willem; grandsons, David (Sonya) Willem and Bradley (Michelle) Willem; great-grandchildren, Amber, C.J., and Olivia Harper Willem and step-daughters, Carol Olson and Elsie (Robert) Kearns.
Frances was preceded in death by her first husband Ervin Willem in 1959; second husband Daniel Olson; son Ervin 'John' Willem; and daughter-in-law Juanita Willem.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel . The committal service and interment will take place in Crown Hill on Monday at 2:30 p.m. If you would like to sign the online guestbook or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting: http://www.leppertmortuary.com