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Phyllis Ann (NEE Tiller) Olson, 80, of Colfax, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Colfax Health & Rehabilitation in Colfax with her family and close friends at her side.

She was born April 23, 1933, in Colfax, the daughter of Peder and Margaret (Grimm) Tiller.  She attended school in Colfax and graduated High School in 1952.  Phyllis married Lloyd R. Olson on December 27, 1955, at Holden Lutheran Church.  Together they raised five children.

Phyllis was primarily a homemaker, caring for her children.  She worked at various places including  the Colfax Commercial Testing Lab.  She loved to bake, bird watching, and tend her flowers.  She also was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.  Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was a lifelong member of Holden Lutheran Church in rural Colfax where she was a member of Hope circle.

Phyllis is survived by her five children, Linda (Ron) Weiss of Clear Lake, WI, Arling (Tammy) Olson of Clayton, WI, Paul (Phyllis) Olson of Chippewa Falls, WI, Karen Olson of Clear Lake, WI, and Marcia (Jim) Price of Cheyenne, WY; eight grandchildren, Craig (Bridget) Christianson, Adam (Vikki) Christianson, Ashley (Marc Rauch) Christianson, Erika Olson, Cassie Olson, Kristin (Eric) Volrath, Stephanie (Nate) Schwartz, and James Price III; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Lorraine Schindler of Colfax.  She is further survived by special friends, Carol, Kathy, Karen, Joanie, Elaine, and Dagmar.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; parents; brother, Lloyd; and by her grandson, Lynn Olson.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Holden Lutheran Church in Colfax with Pastor Robert Schoenknecht officiating.   Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family.  To sign the guestbook or share memories online, please visit