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Kathryn E. Olson

March 27, 1953 October 6, 2021
Kathryn E. Olson
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Kathryn Ellen (Fonder) Olson passed peacefully with her family by her side on October 6, 2021 after gracefully fighting cancer for 6 years. Born on March 27, 1953 in Oconto to Otis Fonder and Mary (Picard) Fonder-Frost. She married Gordon Olson on Sept 25, 1971. In 2021, they renewed their vows, celebrating 50 years of marriage. Kathy had an interior design degree and put her talents to amazing use in our community. She painted murals for businesses and beautified people’s homes with wallpaper, paint, and draperies. She was wonderfully creative and had a passion for discovering family heritage which led to restoration of buildings in the community, such as the former St. Peter’s Catholic church and property, where she also led a non-profit PCFI. Kathy was compassionate about helping others in need. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Kathryn is survived by her husband, Gordon; daughters, Heidi (Rick) Nerenhausen (Sarasota, FL), Alissa (Scott) Boucher (Oconto), son, Ethan (Nikki) Olson (Oconto). Her pride and joy were her 5 grandkids, Mackenzie, Peyton, Cameron, Sage, and Sydney. Kathy is survived by her mother, Mary (Fonder) Frost who was her scrabble and puzzle partner. Her sister, Susie “Doozer” (Gary) Eparvier, brother, Troy (two peas in a pod) (Bev) Fonder (Zephyrhills, FL) and sister-in-law, Carol (Olson) Stewart. Kathy is preceded in death by her father, Otis Fonder, in-laws Kenneth and Myrtle Olson, and her very special grandparents, Englebert “Beaner” and Katie (Kinziger) Picard.The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 12 to 2 PM Saturday, October 9, 2021. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 2 PM Saturday at the church with the Rev. Francis Nusi officiating. Burial will be at Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice for their compassion and care. Especially nurses Amanda, Jenny, and CNA Danielle.
Mom, we will forever keep our family traditions going with you watching from above and with Grandma Katie by your side. We love you.

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Visitation

Saturday

9

Oct

12:00 PM 10/9/2021 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/9/2021 2:00:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Oct

2:00 PM 10/9/2021 2:00:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Mass of Christian burial by Rev. Francis Nusi.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oconto Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oconto, WI 54153

Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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