Olga Lena Lavarda
Olga Lena Lavarda, 98 of Coleman passed away on September 16, 2020.
She was born to Amando and Katherine Scola on August 21, 1922. She attended Mayville High School.
After school she married John Lavarda on April 26, 1941.
Olga and John worked at their cheese factory for many years until she became a full-time mother to raise eight children.
Olga had a passion for gardening, cooking and canning.
She was a member of St. Annes Church in Coleman. Olga was a beautiful person whose goal in life was to help someone.
She is survived by her children, Judith (Clem) Jacak, Carol (Frank) Vartorella, Randy (Phyllis) Lavarda, Tim (Diane) Lavarda, Doug, Joel and Jacki Lavarda; grandchildren, Craig (Michelle), Carey (Jackie), Cameron Jacak, Jama (Donald) Lillibridge, Randy Jr. (Diane), Eric (Jill), John (Linda) Lavarda, Margie (Matt) Laketa, Rebecca Jahnke, Jessica (Keith) Thomson, James Lavarda and Dr. Samantha (Jason) Lavarda-Goldschmidt; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband John; son, Patrick; one brother and two sisters.
Olga will be laid to rest at the St. Johns Cemetery in Coleman.
Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Menominee Humane Society.