In Memory of Berdine Brown

February 6, 1921 - August 14, 2019

Berdine Ethel Christianson Olson Brown Age 98, of Rice Lake, WI died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake.  

She was born on February 6, 1921 in the Town of Dovre, Wisconsin to Oscar and Minnie (Skoug) Christianson.  Berdine graduated from High School and was married to Irvin Olson on November 15, 1940 in the Town of Maple Grove, WI and he preceded her in death on November 2, 1975 and then she later married Ernest Truman Brown on May 20, 1990 and he preceded her in death on October 27, 1996.   Berdine was a homemaker, worked at Lakeside Hospital in Rice Lake in the kitchen and was also a housekeeper in many homes in Rice Lake.  She enjoyed talking with people, socializing, writing letters and watching - The Lawrence Welk Show, The Golden Girls and The Price is Right.  

She is survived by 3 sons, Clifford (Patti) Olson of Cottage Grove, WI, Michael (Connie) Olson of Eau Claire, WI and Jeff (Margaret) Olson of Marshfield, WI; 7 grandchildren, Laura (Michael), Rebecca (Nathan), Daniel (Kristine), Jennifer (Greg), Lucas (Dana), David (Christina), and Matthew (Melanie); 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jane Arndt of Spring Hill, Florida; 2 sisters-in-law, Maxine Christianson of New Richmond, WI and Molly Christianson of Eau Claire, WI; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Irvin Olson and Ernest Truman Brown; her parents, Oscar and Minnie Christianson; 3 sisters, Alice Engstrom, Doris Amundson and Ardys Berg; and 2 brothers, Arden Christianson and Donald Christianson.    

A celebration of her life will be held from 6-7:30PM Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, WI, with interment in the New Scandinavia Cemetery in the Town of Maple Grove, WI.

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