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Obituary: Anton A. “Tony” Olp, Sr.

Anton A. “Tony” Olp, Sr. age 55, of Hilbert, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  He was born January 14, 1968 in Chilton, son of the late Arnie & Judy (Dohr) Olp.  On November 11, 2005, Tony married Holly Doege in Chilton, Wisconsin.

Tony began his career in carpentry with Miron Construction where he had worked for over 30 years where he had become a project supervisor and foreman.  

Tony was a long time member of Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church in Potter and with a passion for coaching baseball and softball, he was also involved in the Hilbert Athletic Association.  He also volunteered as an Assistant Den Leader for the Hilbert Cub Scouts. 

Tony appreciated the thrill of racing stock cars, but his true passion was his time spent coaching baseball and Potterball.  There wasn’t one of his children that he didn’t coach something throughout their lives.  In his free time, Tony looked forward to the leisure of camping throughout the State and spending time with his family.  He was also known for tinkering on his house, going so far as to invent projects to fix even though that project didn’t exist in the first place.  

He will be fondly remembered as a loving guy with a big heart who wouldn’t hesitate to help anyone.  He was perpetually very supportive to everyone around him and cared for the needs of others’ ahead of his own. 

Survivors include his wife: Holly; his children: Mariah (Luke) Fischer, Alex Olp, Kyra Mertz (Josh Meier), Anton Olp, Jr.; his grandchildren: McKinley Fischer and Layna Fischer, Berkley Meier; his sister: Marissa (David) Kieso; his mother-in-law: Sheri Doege, sister-in-law: Kim (Les) Wilkum, brother-in-law Dave Doege; aunts & uncles: Sue (Dave) Lautenslager, Mary Brantmeier, Alvin (Kim) Dohr, Jr., Mary Fenlon, Carol Olp, Arlan (Patricia) Olp, Norman Olp, Marvin Olp; and a nephew: David Kieso, III.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law: Ron Doege; his maternal and paternal grandparents; Granddaughter Macie Meier: Niece Kora Kieso, and aunts and uncles: Barbara Halbach and her special friend, David Diedrich, Tom Brantmeier, Pat Fenton, Sr., Sandy Olp, LaVonne Olp, & Donna Woelfinger.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church (181 Main St.) in Potter with Rev. Dr. Marc Axelrod officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert.  A time of visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 am until 12:45 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024.  At the time of the service and following, there will be a link available at for those wishing to watch a live stream or archived recording of the service, watch a memorial video, or see pictures of the flowers and gifts given to the family.

Memorials given in the name of Anton A. “Tony” Olp, Sr. are appreciated.


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