Thursday, December 26th, 2013 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Cuddie Funeral Home
103 N. Main Street
Greenwood, WI 54437
Friday, December 27th, 2013 - 11:00am
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
110 W. Begley Street
Greenwood, WI 54437
ALICE R. OLSON-DEHNE, age 90, of Greenwood, died at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Olson, Chad Olson, Travis Olson, Dustin Olson, Jeremy Olson, Andy Nielsen and Ryan Nielsen. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm at Cuddie Funeral Home, in Greenwood, and again at church, on Friday, from 10am until time of service.
Alice Ruth Wendt was born on June 26, 1923 in the Town of Longwood, Clark County, WI, the daughter of John and Clara (Noah) Wendt. She was raised on the family farm north of Greenwood, received her education at Longwood State Graded School, and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1940. Alice was united in marriage to Daniel Olson on June 3, 1941 at Zion United Church of Christ, in Greenwood. She and her husband raised five children, their three sons each being born on New Year's Day, two years apart. Alice worked at the Farmer's Store in Greenwood, at the Greenwood IGA Store, and then later 22 years as secretary for the Greenwood School District, where she was known as "Ms. Alice". Her husband, Daniel, died on November 28, 1987. She was later united in marriage to Arnold Dehne on June 11, 1994 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. They resided in Greenwood. Arnie died on February 16, 2009.
She was a member of the former Zion United Church of Church, where she was the organist for 16 years, was a current member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, loved to dance and loved music. She even started her own band while in grade school.
Alice will be dearly missed by her children: Jerry Olson of Burnsville, MN, Duane (Donna) Olson of Greenwood, Dick (Margie) Olson of Holmen, Diane (Wayne) Nielsen of Greenwood, Sandy (Kenneth) Shields of Rockwall, TX; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; her special friend: Bob Lewis of Neillsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands Daniel Olson and Arnold Dehne; two brothers: Adolph Wendt and Edgar Wendt; and two sisters: Bertha Gander and Leona Erickson.