Melissa A. Olson, age 46, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at UW Hospital, Madison. She was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 17, 1969, the daughter of Dr. William J. and Sandra (Johnson) Sullivan. She married Thomas Olson in Plainfield on Oct. 21, 1995. Melissa had been employed by Home Health United where she was a grief coordinator counselor. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and enjoyed scrapbooking, Broadway Shows, Packer and Badger Games, Sioux Hockey and spending time with her family.
Melissa is survived by her husband, Thomas; 2 children, Abigail and Alexis Olson both of Janesville; parents, Dr. William and Sandra Sullivan of Stevens Point; sister, Maeghan (Chad) Johnson of Appleton; nephews, Will and Connor Johnson; grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Johnson of Minocqua; sister-in-law, Shannon Olson of Grand Fork, ND; nephew, Reed Olson; father-in-law, Clayton Olson of Grand Fork ND; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Patti Olson; and grandparents, William and Marjorie Sullivan.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, with Rev. Janice Diefenthaler officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Lasting Memorials to the UW Children's Hospital. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com