Viola Olson, age 68, of the Pine Haven Rest Home in Gladstone (formerly of Escanaba) passed away Thursday evening, December 25, 2008 at the Pine Haven Rest Home where she had been a resident for the past six years.
Viola was born April 10, 1940 in Gladstone the daughter of Benjamin and Louise (Desotell) Willis. She was raised in Gladstone and attended Gladstone Public Schools. She moved to Escanaba at the age of 18 and she resided in Escanaba until 2002 when she returned to Gladstone. Viola attended Berean Baptist Church in Soo Hill.
Daughter; Kay Bricker of Munising, MI
Brother; Richard (Mary) Willis of Gladstone
Sister; Lila Frances Deringer of Beloit, WI
Grandson; Harold Monhead of Florida
Numerous nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by her husband Vern Olson in December of 2001, and 4 brothers, Leonard, LeRoy, Robert