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Olva Williams

Female 1905 - 1996  (91 years)


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  • Name Olva Williams 
    Born 31 Mar 1905 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Sep 1996 
    Buried Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35217  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 16 May 2006 

    Father Adelbert Williams,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Katherine Heisler,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F11180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edwin A. Yelk,   b. 2 Oct 1908,   d. 20 Oct 1998  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1931  Glenwood City, St. Croix Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 16 May 2006 
    Family ID F11172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary: SUN PRAIRIE/MARSHALL - Olva Yelk, age 91, died on Saturday, September 7, 1996, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. She was born in Wheeler, Wisconsin on March 31, 1905, and was the daughter of Adelbert and Katherine (Heisler) Williams. She married Edwin Yelk on October 27, 1931 in Glenwood City, Wisconsin. She was a school teacher before marriage and farmed with her husband in rural Marshall. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Church, St. Martha's Circle and St. Ann's Altar Society, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors include her husband, Edwin of Sun Prairie, a daughter, Germaine (Earl) Turner of Madison; three sons, Bernard (Betty) of Cottage Grove, Cyril (Dora) of Madison, and Vernon (Marilyn) of Marshall; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Carlson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Joseph; two sisters, Marjorie Cress and Florence Cress; and three brothers, .13seph, Frederick and Marcus Williams. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 1996, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie, with Father Dave Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 1996, at the TUSCHEN - NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 302 Columbus St., in Sun Prairie. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Hearts School Endowment Fund.