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Eddis F. Olson

Published On: Apr 29 2013 03:16:36 PM CDT
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Dodgeville - Eddis F. Olson, age 93, of Dodgeville, died on Friday April 26, 2013 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville.  Eddis was born on January 22, 1920 in the city of Dodgeville, WI, the daughter of Edward and Francis Berryman.  She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1938.  On August 6, 1941, she married Melvin "Ole" Olson in Reno Nevada.  Eddis was employed by the Veteran’s Service Office and Social Services office prior to being certified as a medical records technician.  She was employed as a consultant to area hospitals and nursing homes until retiring in 1985.  She was a long time member of Dodgeville United Methodist Church and Eastern Star.  Eddis enjoyed dancing, bird watching, reading, and was an avid sports fan.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Eddis is survived by her son, Brian (Sally) Olson, of Middleton; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Jeff) Frerks, of Appleton, Rob (Cara) Olson, of Menomonee Falls, Aaron (Ellie) Olson, of Brownsville and Thad (Chrissie) Olson, of Mankato, MN; nine great-grandchildren, Brittany and Alexis Frerks, Madison, Michael, Marin, Brady, Carter, Olivia and Faith Olson.

Eddis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Melvin "Ole" Olson and her son Brad Olson, her daughter-in-law, Carolyn Olson, her two sisters Ruth Green and Margaret Ferrell, her brother Eddie Berryman and her father and mother-in-law, George and Edith Olson.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville.  Dr. Mark Bishop will officiate.  Private family burial will be held in East Side Cemetery.  Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be make the Dodgeville United Methodist Church.

The family would like the thank the staff at Crest Ridge Assisted Living and Upland Hills Health for there wonderful care of Eddis.

Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home
400 E. Grace Street, Dodgeville

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