Elaine A. Olive, 91, of Marinette, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at Rennes East. She was born on Dec. 2, 1928, to the late Leo and Clara (Miller) Schwartz in the Town of Lake, Wis.
On July 19, 1947, Elaine married Francis E. Olive at St. Joseph’s Church in Walsh; he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1999. She worked at the Marinette Knitting Mill for a few years before working on the farm full time. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and the St. Cecelia Circle. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, her flower gardens, embroidery and especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.
Elaine is survived by four sons: Jeff (Beth) Olive and Rick (Sheri) Olive both of Porterfield, Tim Olive of Oconto, and Tom (Sherry) Olive of Sobieski; three daughters: Bonnie (Duane) Suchalla of Suamico, Jean (Jeff) Jashinsky of Porterfield, and Julie (Mike) Seymour of Peshtigo; two brothers: Walter (Alene) Schwartz of Washington Island and Duane (Linda) Schwartz of Two Rivers; five sisters: Arlene Kuffel of Marinette, Delores (Gerry) Ewaldt of Cary, N.C., Joan Lesperance and Janice Puls, both of Two Rivers, and Shirley (Walter “Sonny”) Kotarek of Green Bay; sister-in-law, Dorothy Schwartz of Porterfield; brother-in-law, Wayne Adams of Sheboygan; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, and husband, Francis, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Menor; brother, William Schwartz; sisters: Irene (Robert) Zorn, Betty Adams, and Eleanore Schwartz; and brothers-in-law: Don Kuffel, Leo Puls, and Francis Lesperance.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Additional time of visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at St. Mary’s Church in Peshtigo, from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Jess Berdol will officiate and the Mass will also be live streamed on the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory Facebook page.
Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Walsh.
The family would like to thank the staff at Washington Square and the nurses at Rennes East for all of their compassionate care.
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