Olive C. Laessig, 105, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Golden Living Center, Three Oaks in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford. Rev. Sengole Vethanayagam will officiate and music will be provided by St. Joseph’s Resurrection Choir. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the Town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at St. Joseph’s Church. Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Olive was born on May 22, 1911 in Green Bay to George and Lillian (Reichert) Kreidler. When she was a small child they moved to Plymouth and then to rural Stratford where her parents were building a house when her mother passed away in 1918. Her dad moved Olive and her sister Anita back to Plymouth. As a young girl, Olive worked at various places as a mother’s helper as well as other jobs in Plymouth and Fond du Lac. She also attended business college in Fond du Lac. Her father remarried Margaret Kaiser at Stratford where she met and married Leon “Lee” Laessig in 1933 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. They built a farm in rural Stratford where their children were born and raised. Lee died in 1970.
Olive was a good cook and baker and loved to pick berries. She was always ready to feed anyone who stopped in. Olive cooked for the hot lunch program at St. Joseph’s Parochial School for 15 years and she cooked for Father Rudolph for 8 years. She volunteered at the Commission on Aging lunch program and loved to walk, sometimes delivering meals on foot. She helped at funeral meals, always there to help or bake. Olive was a caregiver to many elderly people in the area. She also did domestic jobs.
She loved a party. Her hobbies were cooking, baking, bowling, gardening and playing cards. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish Council of Catholic Women, the Homemakers Club, bridge club and playing sheepshead with family and friends. God was a big part of her life, praying many a rosary.
Olive is survived by her son, Morris (Alma) Laessig, her daughter, Deloris “Dorie” (Robert) Spindler, all of Stratford and a daughter-in-law, Diane Laessig of Edgar. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren (3 on the way) and 4 step great great grandchildren. She is further survived by a half sister, Irene Nelson and half brothers, Leon (Geraldine) Kriedler, Albert (Margie) Kreidler of Sheboygan and Frank (Pat) Kreidler of Plymouth and a half brother-in-law, Gene Hasseler of Green Bay.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her sister, Sister Frieda in 1929, a son, Terry in 2014, a grandson, Steve Laessig, a granddaughter, Mary Spindler, 2 great granddaughters, her stepmother, half sisters, Rita Dickmann, Bernadine Faas, Rosemary Hasseler and Lillian Phillips.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Golden Living Center Three Oaks and Asera Care Hospice for their care and a special thanks to Maryjean for all her visits.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com