Debra A. Olsen, 61, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a battle with cancer.
She was born in Wauwatosa, WI on September 22, 1954, daughter of the late Marlyn and Evelyn (Flaig) Oman.
Debra graduated from Escanaba High School in 1972, and continued her education at Northern Michigan University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked at Christian Park Healthcare Center for many years until her retirement.
She loved to spend time outdoors golfing, skiing, running, and gardening. She enjoyed having pets of all kinds, especially her cats.
A celebration of Debra’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. A time of remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. for anyone willing to share a story or memory of Debra.
Debra is survived by her four children, Michael (Kari) Olsen, Justin Olsen, Adam Olsen, and Katharine Olsen; grandchildren, Parker Olsen and Cash Wolverton; her mother’s long-time companion, Frank Ferguson, as well as many cousins, aunts, and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marlyn and Evelyn Oman.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delta County Cancer Alliance or the Delta Animal Shelter. Envelopes will available at the funeral home.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Olsen family.