Ernestine F. Olson

IRVINGTON — Ernestine F. Olson, 84, of Irvington, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

Ernestine was born January 5, 1933, in Weiden, Germany, the daughter of Johan Schnurer and Emily Schnurer. She married Robert P. Olson in June of 1958 and he preceded her in death on August 27, 1979.

Ernestine is survived by one son: Mike Olson and Donna of Waterloo, IL; three daughters: Audrey Schlesinger and husband Kare of Weiden, Germany, Casandra Schmoll and husband Terry of Bishop Hill, IL; and Nancy Vincent and husband John of Irvington, IL; one sister: Thea Rathgeber and husband Erwin of Weiden, Germany; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Johan and Emily Schnurer, husband: Robert P. Olson, three brothers, and one sister.

Ernestine enjoyed playing BINGO and card games. She also loved to bake and cook for her family and friends. Her greatest enjoyment was watching her grandchildren.

Per Ernestine’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded and no public services will be held.

The Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Centralia is assisting the family with arrangements.

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