She was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Christmas Day, 1929, to Osmond and Esther (Schultz) Olson. She was baptized on Feb. 16, 1930, and confirmed on April 2, 1944. On June 24, 1983, she married James (Jim) Geszvain at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Wis., and they resided in the Fort Atkinson, Wis., area. They later retired to Sparta, Tenn., then moved to Crossville, Tenn. Jim passed away on April 1, 2014. Ginny was formerly employed at the Milky Way Restaurant, A & W, Schweiger Industries and Southgate Floral, all in Jefferson. She was a great baker, everything being homemade, and she loved growing roses. She also loved to dance. While in Wisconsin, she and Jim used to join a group of friends at the Black Stallion on Saturday nights and dance the night away.
Ginny is survived by her five children, Sandra (Richard) Wright, Huntertown, Ind.; Gary (Dedra) Ramthun, Johnson Creek, Wis.; Dan (Karen) Ramthun, Watertown; David (Peggy) Ramthun, Palmyra, Mo.; and Terry Pender, Crossville, Tenn.; four stepchildren, Nancy (Robert) Meyer, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mark (Michelle) Geszvain, Boise, Idaho; Dennis (Linda) Geszvain, Fort Atkinson; and Mimi Geszvain, Bolingbrook, Ill.; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, a brother Osmond (Mary) Olson Jr., Bowling Green, Ky., and sister-in-law, Eileen Olson, New Berlin, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her beloved Jim, parents, son Larry, granddaughter Jasmine and brothers, Marvin, Ralph and Herbert Olson.
A funeral service will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, with visitation at 4 p.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Jefferson following the service.