Alice M. Olson

August 12, 1936 — February 25, 2024


   TOMAH - Alice M. Olson, age 87, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at Liberty Village in Tomah on Sunday, February 25, 2024.  She was born August 12, 1936, in Osseo, WI to Albert and Elvina (Hendrickson) Larson.  She was born the 8th of 9 children.  She was confirmed at Upper Pigeon Lutheran Church in Northfield, WI and graduated from Hixton High School in 1954.

   On July 16, 1955, Alice married the love of her life, Duane E. Olson.  They settled North of Wyeville and raised their three children: Brian, Terry and Dawn.  In 2017, they sold the homeplace and moved to Tomah.

   Alice worked for the Tomah Greenhouse for many years and had a green thumb for house plants and flower gardens.  Alice and Duane loved to travel.  They went as far as Norway.  She was an avid fan of the Packers, the Brewers and Badger Football.

   Alice was a faithful member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Shennington.

   She is survived by her children, Brian (Lynn) of Omaha, NE, Terry (Kathy) of Colorado Springs, CO, Dawn (Tim) of Ontario, WI, 5 grandchildren: Joel (Tisha), Jon, Haley, Collin (Jenna) and Hannah, one great grandson, Nate, a sister, Selma Vradenberg and sister-in-law, Beatrice Larson, many nieces and nephews.

   Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Duane, her parents, her in-laws, brothers, Alvin (Mildred) Larson, Odell (Eva) Larson, John (Leona) Larson, Earl (Alice) Larson and Arnie Larson, sisters, Anna (Jerry) Bloomer and Helen (Roger) Pierson, and a brother-in-law, Stan Vrandenberg.

   A very special thank you to Liberty Village staff of Tomah and for taking very good care of her mom during her stay.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Shennington, WI.  Pastor Brad Lindberg will officiate.  Burial will be held at the Upper Pigeon Lutheran Church in Northfield, WI.  Family and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  Online condolences are available at

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