Cathryn Roberta "Cassie" (DeMunck) Olson

Born: Fri., Oct. 17, 1930
Died: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Location: N. William St. Location

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Location: Holy Cross Catholic Church

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 Cathryn Roberta “Cassie” Olson passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend, IN.
Cassie was born on October 17, 1930 in Terre Haute, IN the only child of Mary (Mazall) and Gerard DeMunck who both preceded her in death. She graduated from Central High School in 1948 where she made and developed lifelong friendships.
After high school Cassie worked for a short time at a local bank and Indiana Bell Telephone. On June 10, 1950 she married Eugene Richard “Gene” Olson at Holy Cross Catholic Church. They were blessed with four children, Gregory (Kathryn) Olson, Granger, IN, Jennifer “Jodi” Olson, Plano, TX, Lisabeth Olson Hack, Columbia, SC and Jonathon Olson, Maui, Hawaii. Also surviving are six grandchildren Ryan (Erin Jones) Owen, Jason (Shannon) Owen, Joshua Hack, Lucas (Charla) Hack, Drew Olson and Abigail Olson along with five great-grandchildren Eli Owen, Hannah Owen, Asher Jones Owen, Colton Hack and Reganne McMahon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene in June, 2014, her parents and her dear Uncle Johnny Mazall.
Cassie led a full and fruitful life. She was selfless when raising her children as a stay at home Mom and continued doting on all of her grandchildren. As her children grew Cassie went back to work for many years at Robertson’s Department Store and Sears. Her hobbies included calligraphy, crossword puzzles and card playing especially Bridge and Cribbage. She was a voracious reader and was self-educated in the areas of theology, philosophy, literature, art and music. This love of the arts culminated by her trips to Europe visiting the sites, museums and beautiful churches. At Healthwin she kept active with bingo, dice games, and the arts and crafts programs.
The family would like to thank the residents, doctors, medical personnel and staff at Healthwin for making Cassie feel at home. A special note of gratitude to her friends, Greg Oesch, Dick Clauser, Joan Corthier and Judy Neeser as they visited Cassie often and offered much support.
Family and friends may visit at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William Street, South Bend, IN on Friday, February 26, 2014 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1020 Wilber St., South Bend, IN at 1:00PM, Saturday, February 27, 2016. Graveside Services will follow at Highland Cemetery, Portage Avenue, South Bend, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made in Cathryn’s honor to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1020 N. Wilber St., South Bend, IN, 46628 or Pet Refuge 4626 S. Burnette Dr., South Bend, IN, 46614. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Cathryn's memory to the following organizations:

Holy Cross Catholic Church
1050 N. Wilber St., South Bend, IN 46628

Pet Refuge
4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614

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Pam Ewald
   Posted Tue February 23, 2016
Lisa and family..I am greatly saddened to hear the news of your mother 's passing.Prayers for you and your family. I am glad that you were able to come in town recently Lisa, to visit with her. She will live forever in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus..Pam and Dennis Ewald

Gary Klockow
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
Grace and peace to your family. Though I didn't know Cassie well, my mom was good friends with Cassie & Gene for many years, and I enjoyed the few times I conversed with them. I am glad to know that she is at rest with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

Pete and Mary Trimboli
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
Greg and Kathy, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. May you be comforted by wonderful memories and the knowledge that you will be together again one day. Unfortunately, we are attending the service of a friend of the family today. Love is being sent to you.

Sarita Foegley and family
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
Our deepest sympathy in your loss. I am in CA right now. My thoughts and prayers will be with you today.

Mardelle DeLanghe
   Posted Sun February 28, 2016

Cassie' Family. I was so sorry to see this in the paper. I last seen her at your father's viewing. Unfortunately, shortly after that, I fell and broke my 2nd hip, had complications, lots of physical therapy, and always intended to find where she was, but never acted on that. My husband passed last Oct, after a month of being in ICU, and I am now trying to recover. I loved working with Cass at Robertsons for many years, we would talk on the phone occasionaly after that and I did visit her twice in their new home, me her for lunch a couple of times, also seen her at the Robertsons Reunions. She was truly a Special Lady and Friend, and my heart goes out to all of you, as she will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. I will make a donation to Pet Refuge, as I am an animal lover, just as she was. May God Bless you and your departed parents, Mardelle

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