Sunday, February 1, 2009
Olga (Tysz) Hagelberg, 85, peacefully passed away January 26'th at the Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington where she spent the last few months of a long admirable life--mostly lived in Arlington, Vermont with her beloved husband of 45 years and fellow WW2 veteran Richard (Dick) Hagelberg in a classically practical New England style home he built for her.
One large window peered into the woods out back and another even larger one perpetually displayed the top of a mountain they mostly owned.
Olga was born and raised in bucolic Southwick, Massachusetts and barely out of her teens, spotted an article with photo in the Springfield newspaper of a graduation ceremony at Mt. Holyoke College in 1943 about women marines and became inspired to enlist. She proudly served in the US Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945.
And she almost never missed a reunion or Parade over these past 60+ years.
Semper Fi Auntie Olga.
And who could forget Uncle Dick