Mary A. O’Donahue, age 87, passed away on June 1, 2023. 

Mary was born in Mentor Township, Wisconsin, on January 4, 1936, to Loyal and Concil Flick
(Rhoades). Mary moved to Milwaukee, WI where she met and married Cecil Olver Sr. They
opened a furniture business and had six children. In 1964, Mary moved to Fairchild, WI, and
spent many years there, near her parents. In 1978, Mary moved to Black River Falls and then
married her second husband Michael O’Donahue. Mary had a passion for gardening, and
enjoyed bingo and game shows.

Mary was preceded in death by husband Michael O’Donahue; ex-husband Cecil Olver Sr.; son
Willard Olver; parents Concil and Loyal Flick Sr.; brothers James Flick, Loyal Flick Jr.; sisters
Agnes Leister, Emily Loew, Betty Wettstein, and Alice Starck.

Mary is survived by children Dale Olver, Jeff Olver, Cecil Olver Jr. (Robin), Charlotte Thornton
(Matt), Caroline Spechtenhauser (Robert); brothers Dennis Flick (Luanne), David Flick (Kelly),
William Flick (Sandy), Edward Flick; sisters Rose Flick (Sally), Sarah Gaede (Donald), 13
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mary will take place Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Buswell Funeral Home
at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jenny Hatleli will officiate. Friends and family are invited to visitation from
10:00 a.m. until time of service. A private burial at Riverside Cemetery immediately following
the service.

The family would like to thank the staff at Meadowbrook Assisted Living for their dedicated care
for almost four years. To leave words of comfort, encouragement, or condolences please visit

The Buswell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-284-2231.

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