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Margaret “Peg” Olien 06/03/2021

Margaret “Peg” Olien 06/03/2021

Margaret “Peg” Ellen Olien, age 88, of New Richmond passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond.    Peg had a cheerful and friendly personality which showed through to everyone she met.  She would welcome everyone into her home to enjoy her cooking and baking, which were her favorite pastimes.  She was very proud of her Irish heritage and always looked forward to her monthly gatherings with her high school girlfriends.  Her deep faith carried her through these difficult recent months and she was well cared for by the wonderful staff at the St. Croix Health Center.  Peg is preceded in death by her loving husband, Oscar “Ocie” Olien; daughter, Joyce Olien; parents, Michael and Rosetta Clark; brother, Jack Clark; and aunt, Alice Monahan who raised her after her mother died when Peg was an infant.  She is survived by her children, Linda (Gary) Emery, John Olien, Tom (Gretchen) Olien, Bruce (Helen) Olien; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Martha Smith.  Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11 am at Immaculate Conception Church 151 S Washington Ave New Richmond, WI and stream through the link just below this obituary.  Visitation was also on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 9-11 am at the church.  Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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  • Brenda Posted June 5, 2021 8:42 pm

    Olien family I’m so sorry to hear of Pegs passing. I would visit at the house. She was a delight. Always welcomed me. Very lovely lady.

    • Thomas Olien Posted June 6, 2021 2:40 pm

      Thank you Brenda

  • Eileen McNamara (on behalf of all the McNamara girls) Posted June 8, 2021 9:57 am

    Sincere condolences to the Olien family on the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful and faithful friend to my mom, Grace McNamara, for many many years. And your dad could fix any vacuum cleaner! May your fond memories sustain you during this difficult time.

    • Thomas olien Posted June 9, 2021 5:17 pm

      Thank you

  • The Dan Fitzgerald Family Posted June 9, 2021 11:04 am

    My deepest condolences to the Olien family. We will be praying for peace and comfort. God Bless!

    • Thomas Olien Posted June 9, 2021 5:19 pm

      Thank you

  • Cindy Dakovich Posted July 19, 2021 9:31 am

    So sorry for your & your family’s loss from Shawn & Cindy Dakovich

  • Betty Sundvick Posted July 20, 2021 8:28 pm

    Peg was like my second mom, she was an amazing lady! She will be m8sses💗

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