BRODHEAD/ALBANY – Olga Hattie Wolfe, age 95, passed away while at Woods Crossing Nursing Home in Brodhead.
Olga was born on October 26, 1925 in Marathon County, WI, the daughter of Gustav and Louise (Liebers) Beyer.
Olga married Sgt. Howard Wolfe on August 1, 1947 in San Antonio, TX. She went with her husband from San Antonio, TX to Fairbanks, AK; Rantoul, IL; Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal and Victoria, TX. They finally returned to Wisconsin in 1953 to begin farming. Olga and her husband farmed in the Albany, Orfordville and Brodhead areas.
As children, Olga and her sister, Annabelle, sang and yodeled together; Annabelle would play the guitar and Olga would harmonize. Olga and Annabelle sang for many occasions including to entertain at the Marathon Fairgrounds and the WSAU radio station where they were surprised with a 78 record of the songs they performed on air. Olga was 13 at the time. Besides singing and yodeling, which she continued during her time at Wood’s Crossing, she is remembered for the many poems she wrote of childhood memories.
Olga is survived by her three children, Linda (Robert) Klingler, Patricia (Gerald) Eggen and Steve (Brenda) Wolfe; two siblings, Alfred (Nona) and Gerald (Carol) Beyer; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Olga was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard in 2007 and three siblings, Herbert, Donald and Annabelle.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to Heartland Hospice, 6000 East State Street, First Floor, Rockford IL 61108.
Funeral services will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home, 1105 E. 9th Avenue in Brodhead on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM.
A visitation will also be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4PM to 6PM and also Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Burial will conclude at the Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Albany on Tuesday after the funeral services.