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Charlene A. Olson, 75

Charlene Annette Olson, age 75, of Stevens Point, WI, formerly of Cokato, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Portage County Health Care Center in Stevens Point.

Charlene was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Cokato, to Carl and Alvina (Peterson) Lind.

She graduated from Cokato High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Charlene began her teaching career in Wisconsin, teaching in Barron, Clintonville, and Mauston high schools. She retired from teaching in 1995.

Charlene was married to Thomas Olson June 4, 1959. Thomas preceded her in death in 1996.

Charlene is survived by her four children, Scott Olson of Mauston, WI, Peter (Linda) Olson of Lunenburg, MA, Marit (Tom) Guse of Stevens Point, WI, and Martha (Bob) Lebeaux of Lincoln, RI; and seven grandchildren, Seth, Heidi, and Jake Lebeaux, Emily and Eric Guse, and Taylor and Steven Olson.

In addition to her husband, Charlene was preceded in death by a brother, Howard.

A memorial service took place Friday, June 5 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Mauston, WI. Another memorial service will take place in Cokato in late June or July.

The Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point, WI assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com