THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marion E. Olsen
Issue Date: May 28, 2014
Marion Elizabeth (Anheuser) Olsen, 101, of Oconto, passed away Sunday, May 18 at Woodland Village of Oconto with family at her side.
Born Dec. 18, 1912 in Green Bay to George and Anna (Wilhelm) Anheuser, she graduated from Oconto High School in 1931. In 1924 the family moved to Oconto and she and her sister, Charlotte went to New York City and attended beauty school. In 1935 they opened a beauty shop on Main St. in Oconto until 1940 when they both opened beauty shops in their homes. On June 18, 1938, she married Norbert Nubs Olsen and they went on their honeymoon in a sailboat that he built. They built their home on the Oconto River and she lived in the house until she was 100 years old. Her children had a birthday party at the Presbyterian Church to celebrate her 100th birthday with over 100 guests.
A member and Elder of Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for 20 years. She was also a den mother for Cub Scouts, a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star and LAPM, was an artist and painted many oil paintings with her group.
She is survived by two sons, Peter (Gloria) Olsen, San Diego, Ca. and Paul (Terri) Olsen, Oconto; a daughter, Elizabeth Durfy, Green Bay; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert Nubs Olsen in June of 1996 and a sister, Charlotte (Henry) Toole.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the First Presbyterian Church, Oconto, from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Services at noon on Thursday, May 29, with Rev. Craig Alwin officiating.