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Dora Olson

March 3, 1942 — July 10, 2019

Dora (Keresztessy) Olson, 77, of Weston, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at her home.

Dora was born to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Sandor) Keresztessy on March 3, 1942 in Budapest, Hungary. She emigrated to the United States as a young woman, where she attended and graduated from Wausau High School. She was first married to Howard Stieber, with whom she had two daughters, and was later and most recently married to Wayne Olson on June 12, 1976.

Dora worked early on as a nurse's aide at Sunnyvale Infirmary and then as a unit/ward clerk for Mount View Care Center in Wausau until her retirement. She loved animals (especially all of her canine family members over the years, namely Duke, Duchess, Snooks, Sassy, Emma and Ella Bella Boo-Bear). She had a great love of almost all kinds of music, and she especially enjoyed playing the piano, covering the classics like Beethoven, as well as her own compositions. She loved watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers. Summer was her favorite season and she loved soaking up the summer sunshine. She also enjoyed traveling on occasion.

Dora is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Wayne; her daughters Linda Stieber and Jackie Freeman, her grandsons Timothy Salentine, Matthew Cole and Jeffrey Young II, and her great-grandchildren Madelyn and Ryan Cole. She is further survived her mother-in-law, Anita Olson, her sister-in-law Yolanda (James) Voigt and many and various extended family members in Wisconsin and abroad.

A memorial gathering for Dora will be held from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI. Brainard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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