Doris M. Olp

9/20/2012
Doris M. Olp, age 79, of 1637 Atlanta Circle, Manitowoc, died early Thursday morning, September 20, 2012, at Next Step at Felician Village, Manitowoc. She was born on June 9, 1933, in Calumet County, daughter of the late Carl and Emma (Maertz) Kalies Sr. Doris was a graduate of Brillion High School, Class of 1951.  On January 19, 1952, she married Donald Olp in Brillion.  Doris was employed at Foley Manufacturing Company, retiring in 1995.  She was an avid recipe collector who loved cooking for parties and weekly Sunday family meals.  Doris enjoyed dancing and crocheting for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also took her six kids every Sunday to see their Dad play softball. Survivors include her husband Donald Olp, Manitowoc; her children and their spouses Brenda Kulas, Gail & Jack Keil, Holly & Terry Gauger, all of Manitowoc; Russell & Linda Olp, Two Rivers; Amy & Gary Zander, Peshtigo; Sheryl & Gregg Birkholz, Watertown; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; seven siblings and their spouses Ralph Kalies, Omro; Elroy & Marlene Kalies, Freemont; Betty & Peter Zarnoth, Brillion; Virginia & Alfred Ziemer, Reedsville; Shirley & Eugene Jandrey, Reedsville; Nancy & Norman Raatz, Appleton; Carl Jr. & Beverly Kalies, Pine River; a sister-in-law Janet Kalies, Brillion and a brother-in-law Alan See, Kimberly. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by a brother Lloyd Kalies; a sister Bonnie See; a sister-in-law Elaine Kalies; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leroy & Dolores Olp, Elaine & Crawford Fallier; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law Herman & Lydia Olp. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc.  Officiating at the service was the Rev. Stephen Melso with entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum, town of Kossuth, at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. A special thank you to Dr. Benham, Dr. Fuchs, Dr. Danby, their staffs, Holy Family Memorial Home Care and Next Step at Felician Village for their care and compassion shown towards Doris and her family.

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