Olive Maxine (Drapeau) Wood, 76, of Walthill, Neb., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Olive was born July 15, 1934, the daughter of Phillip and Clara (Hallowell) Drapeau.
Olive, known to everyone as "Grandma Ollie," lived in Walthill, Neb., for many years until her time of death. Grandma Ollie passed away peacefully Wednesday surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Grandma Ollie was the eldest of 14 children. She had nine children, one adopted son, 39 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Olive is survived by her children: Martina Big Eagle of Harrold, S.D., Agnes Wood of Walthill, Neb., Narcisse Wood Sr. of Walthill, Neb., Paula Arreola of Sioux City, Jean Wood of Walthill, Neb. and adopted son Matt Moniz, Sr., of Walthill, Neb.; brothers: Harrold Drapeau of Elk Point, S.D., Bruce Drapeau, Sr., of Macy, Neb., Jake Drapeau of Walthill, Neb., Willie Drapeau of Mt. Pleasant; four sisters: June Mitchell of Denver, Colo., Coeta Wilder of Elk Point, S.D., Theresa Donovan of Detroit, Mich., and Marilyn Mace of Kansas City, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clara and Phillip Drapeau; brothers Narcisse Drapeau, Phillip "Sonny" Drapeau, Francis "Butch" Drapeau, Sr., and Anthony "Tony" Drapeau; a sister, Martha LeDeaux; sons Eugene Vincent Wood, Darwin Frank Wood, Paul Wood, Sr.; a daughter, Charlotte Eagle Track; grandchildren Torrance Lewis Eagle Track, Baby Clara Wood and Baby Julia Big Eagle.
Grandma Ollie was truly loved and will be dearly missed. We love you Grandma Ollie.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Community of Christ Church in Walthill. The Rev. Nola Briggs and Galen Drapeau will officiate. Visitation began Thursday afternoon and will run until Saturday at her home in Walthill. The visitation will continue Saturday and will run until the time of the services at the Community of Christ Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Walthill.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Eagle Track, Matt Moniz, Sr., Mike Bernie, Jr., Narcisse Wood, Jr., Paul Wood, Jr., Tim Big Eagle, Jr., Dakota Hernandez and Albert Robinson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Munderloh Funeral Home of Walthill is in charge of the arrangements.