Olivia Marie Loop

Olivia Marie Loop

Olivia Marie Loop, age 57, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab following a four-year battle with cancer.

Olivia was born on January 25, 1960 in Chicago, IL to Roy and Nancy (Ryser) Caviale. She spent her early childhood in Genview, IL and moved to Dodgeville when she was in 6th grade. She graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1978 and from U.W. Madison with a degree in Communications. Olivia interned at CNN which was interrupted by her first bout with cancer. She later worked as an interpreter, waitress, cab driver and bartended at Jeffrey’s for over 25 years. Olivia married Jay Loop on September 11, 2004. She was a talented artist, winning two State Competitions. She also loved sports and was an avid Bears and Cubs fan. Olivia loved gardening and had a deep appreciation of music. She was a member of the Dodgeville Federated Woman’s Club and a supporter of Wisconsin Public Radio and the Iowa County Humane Society “Paint Your Pet” fundraiser.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Caviale; her stepfather, Sam Jacobsen and a niece, Elena.

Olivia is survived by her husband, Jay of Dodgeville; her mother, Nancy Jacobsen of Carefree, AZ; her stepson, Jason (Dana) Loop of Skokie, IL; three sisters, Elizabeth (Tim) Peterson of Marshall; Kristen Murray of Vancouver, WA and Marianne Thornton of LaCrosse as well as many friends. Her six nieces and nephews, Michael, Olivia, Jenny, Quinn, Sophie and Glenn were a very important part of her life.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Plymouth Congregational Church U.C.C. in Dodgeville with Pastor Joylynn Graham officiating. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Iowa County Humane Society. The Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Dodgeville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.houckfuneralhomes.com

Olivia’s smile spread a special light. Her warmth and wit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.