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Ruth Mary Olson

January 7, 1935 December 14, 2018
Ruth Mary Olson
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Obituary for Ruth Mary Olson

EDGERTON--- Usually Ruth the traveler (yes that really was her email name) was the most organized traveler – always letting Terri, Ron, Sheri, and Jeanne know where, when, and how long her trip was going to be. But Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 she left us unexpectedly and headed on a trip to reunite with her husband, Rollie, in Heaven. Apparently, so excited to see Rollie and feel his arms around her, she forgot to give her family and friends time to say good bye.

Ruth Mary Olson, age 83, of Edgerton, was born in Arena, WI, on Jan. 7, 1935, the daughter of Frank and Fern (Stevens) Davis and was a 1953 graduate of Stoughton High School. She graduated from the Madison General Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 and began her career as a nurse at Stoughton Hospital. She soon transferred to Edgerton Hospital where she had a wonderful 35 year career. She loved nursing, especially delivering babies! Ruth married Rollin P. Olson on June 2, 1956, at the First Methodist Church in Stoughton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1991.

Following her retirement, Ruth traveled! She went around the world 9 times visiting every continent including both poles. She was a member of the Edgerton United Methodist Church and the Madison General Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.

Ruth is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, godchildren, cousins, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sisters, Patricia Nelson and Joyce Hunt; and by a brother, Howard Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 315 Lord St. ( Hwy 51) Edgerton. Pastor Sukhyun Jung will preside and burial will follow in Jenson Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Dane County Humane Society.


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Visitation

Tuesday

18

Dec

10:00 AM 12/18/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home

315 Lord Street
Edgerton, Wi 53534

Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home
315 Lord Street Edgerton 53534 Wi
United States

Service

Tuesday

18

Dec

11:00 AM 12/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home

315 Lord Street
Edgerton, Wi 53534

Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home
315 Lord Street Edgerton 53534 Wi
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Jenson Cemetery Final Resting Place

2004 S. Main St.
100 W. Rollin St.
Edgerton, WI 53534

2004 S. Main St. Edgerton 53534 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Dane County Humane Society

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