Bernadine L. Olson

Montfort, WI-Bernadine L. Olson, age 80, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of July 18th, 2017. She was born at home in Clyde on October 24th, 1936 to Laura (Kreul) and William Bomkamp. After she graduated from Avoca high school in 1954 she was a nursing assistant in Madison. On January 12th, 1956 she married Dean Gerald Olson. They raised eight children while farming in Rural Dodgeville. She earned her LPN Degree in 1980, then returning to school and receiving her RN Degree in 1989 from Southwest Tech while working at Bloomfield Manor for over three decades. She was very proud of her career and enjoyed caring for others. Her strong catholic faith and her dedication to family will never be forgotten, she was the best mom, grandmother and nurse ever!

Bernadine is survived by her eight children: Deb (Pat) Edge, Dave (Betty) Olson, Mick (Denee) Olson all of Montfort, Bob Olson of Highland, Brian (Lisa) Olson of Livingston, Diane (Dave) Christopherson of Spring Green, Doug (Susan) Olson of Mount Horeb, Dan (Renae) Olson of Plymouth. Twenty eight grandchildren: Brad (Abbie), Daren, Rory (Cherie), Bryant, and Lequesha Edge, Kristen (Adam) Matthews, Brittany (John) Nicksic, Jade, Jordan, Trevor (Alyssa), Trey, Emily, Stephanie, Jackie, Katie, Ashley Quinn, Sean, Stacey, Sawyer, Savannah, Brenna and Ayden Olson, Tiffany (Matt) Barron, Holly (Dusty) Lochner, Jasmine (Jon) Neff, Ben, Kyle, Craig Christopherson and ten great grandchildren, three siblings Bob (Alice) Bomkamp, Gerald (Alice) Bomkamp both of Highland, and Rosemary Searls of Deforest, Sisters-in- law Joan Bomkamp of Spring Green and Fay Bomkamp of Cross Plains.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dean on Oct. 15, 2010, twin brother Bernard Louis Bomkamp, sisters Eudelma Richgels and Magdalen McGuire, brothers Evroul, Marian, Delbert, and Lauren Bomkamp, and grandson Spencer Olson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday July 21, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 P.M. on Thursday July 20, 2017 at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort and from 9:45 until 10:15 A.M. at the funeral home on Friday morning. In lieu of flowers, the family will graciously accept donations for a memorial scholarship in her name to assist students pursuing nursing.

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