Lola B. Wolter

Lola Belle Brumbaugh Wolter, age 94 of Osceola, WI, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Christian Community Home in Osceola. 

Lola was born February 2, 1925 to Marion and Elizabeth (Burkybile) Brumbaugh in a country school home. Lola attended country school and in fourth grade she decided she wanted to become a school teacher. In May of 1943, Lola graduated and started her teaching career that fall in a country school. She taught grades K-8th grade. In this time she met Duane Sr. and they married January 20, 1946. In 1953 the Wolters moved from Iowa to Wisconsin and settled in Osceola. This marriage was blessed with five sons. Lola and Duane raised their children, as they worked on their dairy farm.

 At the age of 43, Lola went to college to receive her degree in teaching and at the age of 47 she graduated from the University of River Falls, Wisconsin and started teaching. She was a teacher in the Osceola School district for 14 years when she retired in April of 1986. 

Lola enjoyed going to church, gardening, cooking and baking cookies for family, friends and neighbors. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. 

Lola is survived by her sons, Duane Jr. (Andrea), Daniel (Monica), Dwight (Marcy), Davy (Sherrell) and Dion (Lori); 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Lola is preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Joe; husband Duane Sr.; daughter, Michele Renee; great-grandson, Austin Mutschler; sisters, Gertrude and Lena; brothers, Ruben, Merle and Glen; step-brother, Guy and half -sister, Linda Jo. 

Memorials preferred to donor’s choice. 

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Alliance Church of the Valley with Pastor Jeff Naegelen officiating. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Osceola, WI. Arrangements are with the Grandstrand Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at

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