Judith Avis Olson-Hall

Judith Avis Olson-Hall, age 75, of Ripon formerly of Friendship, Wisconsin died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Ripon Medical Center.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Judith was born June 1, 1942, in Adams, Wisconsin to Claude and Avis (Ault) Olson.

She graduated as Salutatorian from Adams-Friendship High School in 1960.

Following her graduation, Judith worked at the Adams County Courthouse until 1962 when she went to work as a legal secretary for Don Hollman. In 1972, she began working for Duane Polivka as his Paralegal. She followed him when he became Judge and became the Register of Probate and Deputy Juvenile Court Commissioner. Judith retired in 2001.

She married Ken Hall on May 16, 1964, in Nashua, Iowa. They later divorced in 1986.

Judith was an avid reader and read thousands of books throughout her lifetime.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude & Avis Olson.

Daughter: Lori (Todd) Machmueller of Ripon, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Chelsea (Scott Droste) Haschke of Kellner, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Carley (Logan Wilson) Haschke of Camp Douglas, Wisconsin
Grandson: Matthias Haschke of Camp Douglas, Wisconsin
Great-Granddaughter: Athena Droste of Kellner, Wisconsin
Great-Grandson: Severus Wilson of Camp Douglas, Wisconsin
Sister: Jeane Bross of Durham, North Carolina
Former son-in-law: Bret Haschke of New Lisbon, Wisconsin

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Adams County Library.

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  1. Jack and Brenda Allen says:

    Lori and family, So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.

  2. Holly Cofer says:

    Sending Prayers to your family Kenneth! May God hold you close!
    Love Holly( Hiller) Cofer

  3. Kathy Williams says:

    Lori & Family My sincere sympathy for the passing of your Mother. I knew Judy when she worked at the Courthouse & we became neighbors & friends when she moved into the Condos in Friendship

  4. Jacque Potter says:


    I am thinking about you and your Mom. She loved you so much and I am sure she was a big part of your life and the lives of your children and grand children.

    She loved reading and was knowledgeable on many topics. She was a role model for so many women in the work place.

    I always admired her quiet intelligence and loved to hear her laugh. She will be my friend forever.

    I think being loved by her family was the most important thing in her life and she would feel truly blessed to be fondly remembered by you all. A good life is being fondly remembered by those who know you best.


    Jacque Potter

  5. Bob & Julie Goodhue says:

    I always enjoyed working with Judy at the Courthouse. My thoughts & sympathy to Lori, Todd & family at this sad time. Julie Goodhue

  6. Chuck and Julie Schnolis says:

    Lori and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Jeannette Batko says:

    Jean, I am so sorry. I know how much Judy treasured you. What wonderful memories we have!

  8. Jeannette Batko says:

    So many precious memories when we were kids — Billy and Alice’s farm, the Monroe Center store, playing word games when we were first learning to read. And as adults working together through real estate, lunches for gossip and catching up on grandkids, recommending books to each other. I will miss her. She adored you and you’ve been exemplary in your care. I left a message on her answering machine for you but not sure you’d receive it. Just know how sorry I am and how fondly I think of my cuz.

  9. June Hesler says:

    Lori, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. Judy was a special friend who will be missed very much.

  10. Pat Holm Jodarski says:


  11. Sharon - Joe Lobenstein says:

    With fond memories of a classmate of A-F 1960.
    Sharon Anderson Lobenstein

  12. Jodi Helgeson says:

    Lori and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I filled in for her once when she worked for Duane. She made it very easy to follow what she did

  13. Lilah Hammond says:

    Sorryto hear of your mothes passinig. Prayers to you and your family.

  14. Lavonne Scott says:

    Dear Judy RIp. Mike &I will never forget the aid & training. you gave us when we needed help.

  15. Judy and Bob Linzmeier says:

    You have our deepest sympathy Lori and our prayers go out to all of your family.

  16. Sandra Reichhoff says:

    Rest in peace my dear friend.

  17. Terri Slotty says:

    Big {{{Hugs}}} to you, Lori.
    I am so sorry you are suffering through this sadness.

  18. Sue Polivka says:

    My sympathy goes out to Lori and family. So sorry for your loss.

  19. Pam (Babcock) VanBeek says:

    Lori and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  20. Carol Leopold says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m sure the Lord took her into his arms to be with him in heaven.
    Carol and Alan Leopold.

  21. Shanna & Nic says:

    So sorry for your loss. Times like these are hard, but remebering the good times makes it better.

    Love you lots

  22. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for the families loss