Oliver M. Wrolstad, 91, Iola, a town of New Hope native, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Iola Living Assistance in Iola.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northland Lutheran Church in Iola, with the Rev. Dan Somers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be at Voie Funeral Home in Iola from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the services.
Condolences may be offered online at www.voiefuneralhome.com.
Mr. Wrolstad was born Feb. 16, 1920, in the town of New Hope, a son of the late Oscar and Ida (Dobbe) Wrolstad.
He was married to Angeline Tominsek on July 29, 1944, in Milwaukee. She died on Jan. 7, 2007.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946 during World War II.
He worked as a self-employed carpenter, having his own construction company for many years. He and his wife owned and operated Northland Store. Later, he worked as a maintenance engineer at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
He was a supervisor on the town of Harrison Board and a fire warden for a number of years. He was active at the Northland Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, the cemetery board and working at the lutefisk suppers.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne (Robert) Opperman, Iola; two sons, Gordon (Pam), Maple Grove, Minn., and James (Kristie Kosobucki), Amherst Junction; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Peterson; three brothers, Phillip, Vernon and Julian; and one granddaughter.