Olive June Stern
June 9, 1929 ~ October 21, 2022
Olive June Stern, 93, formerly of La Crosse, died on Friday, October 21, 2022 in Rosemount, MN. She was born on June 9, 1929 in Readstown, WI to Carl and Bessie Olson. Olive was the valedictorian of the Readstown High School class of 1947. She married Donald George Stern in 1951 and enjoyed 63 years of marriage with her soulmate. Olive enjoyed a long career at the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation and made many friends there among her colleagues. After retirement she and Don enjoyed 10 years of snowbirding in Tucson, AZ before they settled in Onalaska. They were lifelong residents of the La Crosse area. Olive was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in La Crosse for many years and enjoyed spending time with her family and helping others.
She is survived by a daughter Karen, granddaughters Aleah Stern, Trisha Brandt and Tara Sheppard, grandson Andrew Stern, great-granddaughter Alexandria, daughter-in-law Sally Stern, and many much loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Don, her son Jerry, her parents, two brothers Bernard and Tom, and two sisters, Lucy and Betty.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse. Pastor Joanne Richmond will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of services. Memorials may be given to the La Crosse Area Humane Society or the Salvation Army.
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