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PATRICIA “TRISH” L. OLSON

Patricia “Trish” L. Olson, 62, of Comstock died at her home on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

She was born November 13, 1952 in Rice Lake, WI to Vernon and Dorothy (Blechinger) Leisz. Trish grew up and attended high school in Turtle Lake, WI.

She was married to Ronald Olson on August 1, 1970 in Cumberland, WI.

The two began management of the family farm in Comstock in 1971, later purchasing the operation from Ron’s father. Her passion for farming, love of the animals, and management skills helped build Bethany Valley Farms into a successful business for over 40 years. In her spare time, Trish loved to garden, shop, and cook. She also enjoyed traveling with friends and took several group tour vacations around the country and internationally. Most of all, though, Trish adored her family, especially her grandchildren. Some of her favorite memories were of times spent together each July during the annual family vacation. However, there was nothing she treasured more than having everyone together at the farm where she would prepare huge meals, spoil the grandchildren, and play an occasional game of “Old Maid”. Trish’s hospitality extended far beyond her family. Her door was always open, and she made sure no one went away hungry. Trish tirelessly took care of everyone around her and inspired us all with her generosity.

She is survived by her husband, Ron of Comstock; two sons, Chad (Kristin) Olson of Cumberland and Jamie (Rochelle) Olson of Boyceville; two daughters, Sara (Sean) Annis of Eau Claire and Amanda (Isaac) Lundquist of Comstock; seven grandchildren, Makenna, Reid, Ava, Harper, Delaney, Olivia and Brady; her mother, Dorothy Leisz of Almena; five brothers, Dennis (Sandy) Leisz, John (Kathy) Leisz and Tim (Jeri Lynn) Leisz, all of Clayton, and Brad Leisz and Greg Leisz, both of Turtle Lake; two sisters, Colleen (Dean) Huntington of Cumberland and Chery Leisz of Clayton and one sister-in-law, Tina Leisz of Turtle Lake. Trish was preceded in death by her father, Vernon and one brother, Steve.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Augustana Lutheran Church, Cumberland, WI with Rev. Randy Skow-Anderson officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Bethany Cemetery, Almena, WI. Pallbearers were Dennis Leisz, John Leisz, Brad Leisz, Greg Leisz, Tim Leisz and Reid Olson. Visitation will be from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Skinner Funeral Home, Cumberland and one hour prior to service on Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barron County Human Society or bobshousefordogs.org. www.skinnerfh.com (715) 822-2345