STOUGHTON - Melinda J. Olson-Schreiber, age 75, passed away peacefully on Tue March 6, 2018 at The Stoughton Meadows.
She was born on July 2, 1942 in Deerfield to the late Vernon and Margaret (Weum) Olson. Melinda loved her family, painting, calligraphy and gardening. For many years she owned and operated a teddy bear store in Stoughton named Bears & Friends. Melinda loved the Green Bay Packers, especially Brett Favre, even when wearing Jets and Vikings uniforms.
Melinda is survived by her 2 children, son Jon (Kimberly) Wake, daughter Leslie Walsh; 5 grandsons Evan and Ander Wake, and Tommy, Connor and Liam Walsh; 3 sisters Carol (Ken) Koscik, Janet Kroyer, and Susan (Tom) Kosmicki; 2 brothers John (Lauree) Olson and Jack (AJ) Olson; she is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Melinda is preceded in death by her parents; husband Peter A. Schreiber in 1996; and a brother-in-law John Kroyer.
A funeral will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday March 16, 2018 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton. Private burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service at the funeral home on Friday. A further celebration of Melinda's life will start at 5:00 PM at John and Jack Olson's Loft, 3447 Hwy 138 West.
Melinda often said "Crohn's disease can take my body, but it can't take my spirit!"
Memorials are suggested to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service
206 W Prospect Ave Stoughton