THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary C. Olson
Issue Date: May 13, 2020
Mary Catherine (Marek) Olson, 58, of Coleman, passed away in the early morning of Thursday, May 7, 2020, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born March 20, 1962 in Oconto, to LuLu Marek and the late Elwyen Marek, she worked at Unlimited, then Scott Paper, ending at Green Bay Packaging Coated Products.
She had a love for life and could make anyone feel comfortable with her caring, fun personality. She put her family before herself, making sure she was there for every important event in their lives. A devoted grandmother, she had a way of interacting with her grandchildren " knowing how to captivate their imagination. She enjoyed biking, time at the family cottage, kayaking, fishing, motorcycle riding and catching toads. She loved all of God's creatures, adored her dogs and horse and cared for stray cats and possums. She was always busy being crafty with sewing or making cheesecakes at the Holidays. A member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Oconto, she attended mass there whenever she could.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years Bill "Bo" a daughter, Chynna (Kevin) Brochtrup, Green Bay; step-children, Derek (Lisa) Olson, Oconto Falls, Elizabeth (Klayton) Kindt, Sturgeon Bay and Darren (Jessica) Olson, Pound; her mother, LuLu Marek; six grandchildren; a sister, Barbara (Nick) Kleifgen, Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers, Steve (Ferry) Marek, Oconto and Jim (Cheryl) Marek, Madison and nieces; nephews and other relatives.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the family has postponed the Celebration of Life until the safer at home order has been lifted. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net Gallagher Funeral Home of Oconto is assisting the family.