Marcia L. Olson

December 06, 1936 - April 16, 2024


Obituary For Marcia L. Olson

MADISON – Marcia L. (Speranza) Olson, age 87, passed away, peacefully following a brief illness, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Marcia was born on December 6, 1936 in Madison, WI to John and Bertha (Ahrens) Speranza. She graduated from West High School. Growing up she worked at the family restaurant, John’s Dairy Bar. She went on to work at General Casualty Insurance Company in accounting. She then raised her family in Monona, WI, and worked at Leske’s Supper Club for more than 20 years. Marcia was a long-time member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Monona, where she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. She also enjoyed traveling with her brothers, sisters and family to many places, including Italy, which was her father’s homeland. She loved to listen to all types of music… but may have enjoyed dancing to it more. Marcia was a huge Packer and Badger fan, always ready to cheer them on. Her most favorite past-time was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Everybody loved Marcia: her hugs; her fun-loving and genuine caring way; her sparking eyes, welcoming smile and contagious laugh. She made friends wherever she went and will be greatly missed by all that were blessed to know her.

Marcia is survived by her daughters, Chris Black-Puckett and Tina (Scott) Glaser; grandchildren, Ashley (Jeremy) Stobaugh, Stephanie (Casey) Gloe, and Jacob (Danielle) Glaser; great grandchildren, Hudson & Calum Gloe, and soon to arrive, Crew Stobaugh; siblings, Joanne Levenick, Robert Wacholz Sr., Tom (Pat) Speranza, and Kay (Ron) Speranza-Piazza; and special family, Troy (Kim) Olson and Tim Olson. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Marcia is preceded in death by both of her parents; siblings, Irene (John) Remsik, John (Kathy) Speranza, and Phil (Marilyn) Speranza; and brother-in-law, Homer Levenick.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 11:30AM at ST. STEPHEN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5700 Pheasant Hill Road, Monona. A visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:30AM until time of service. Burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona to follow service.

The family would like to thank Kathy Hospice in West Bend, WI for their care and support.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Avenue


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  • April 22, 2024

    Chris Bill and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother!! We were among the lucky people that got to have known her!! Her smile was beautiful and we loved the time we had with her at the cabin!! She will be deeply missed but fondly remembered !!! Bill and Jane

  • April 20, 2024

    To Chris and family: Your mother was a much loved and admired member of Trinity in Galesburg. She was a generous and compassionate person who lived her faith through her kindnesses to all. We send our sympathies and prayers. Mike and Marilyn Gehring

  • April 20, 2024

    So sorry for your loss, we are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. I enjoyed spending time with her at Tori and Brandon's weddings. She was a special person. Brenda and Hutch Renk.

  • April 19, 2024

    Tina, Chris and family, I'm sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It's been years since I saw her but I still remember coming and staying with y'all overnight when we were little. Your mom was such a wonderful lady. Cherish all your memories, they will help during the difficult days ahead. Live, Toni

  • April 18, 2024

    To Chris and family: My deepest condolences to you. I remember fondly singing with your Mom during a New Year's party. She was a wonderful lady! May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ give you strength during this difficult time! Blessings Rob Johnson Houston, TX

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