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Beatrice “Betty” R. Olson, 102

Jul 24, 2010

Beatrice Olson

Kiester — Beatrice “Betty” Ruth Olson, age 102, of Kiester, died July 18, 2010, at Parkview Care Center, in Wells.

Funeral Services were held July 22, 2010, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in Kiester. The Rev. Dick Steffen officiated and burial was in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery, in Kiester. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home, in Wells, was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Olson was born June 20, 1908, the daughter of Edward and Ingaborg (Skogerbo) Anderson, in Rose Grove Township, Iowa. On Feb. 23, 1935, she was united in marriage to Chester Johnson, in Forest City, Iowa. To this union five children were born. In 1982, Betty married Ivan Olson at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Kiester.

Betty was a High School graduate of Forest City High School. She worked at the Forest City Golf Course, Mussers Produce, Kiester Food Market, Kiester Courier, and Banquet Foods. She was a long-time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Circle and WELCA. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing, reading and watching the Twins on TV. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble and spending time with her family. Other interests included going to the library with her special friends and staying active with the Senior Citizens.

Betty is survived by her children, Carroll (fiancé LeeAnn Lindeman) Johnson, Donna Osmundson, Jeanette (Robert) Parriott, Dale (Cathy) Johnson, Zelda (Dale) Kinder; grandchildren, Sonja (Joe) Kalis, Wayne (Kathryn) Johnson, Mike Babcock, Lori (Jeff) Rauk, Kevin (Heidi) Babcock, David (Sheila) Babcock, Tim (Elizabeth) Osmundson, Paula Hawkins, Michelle (Rick) Swenson, Kari Jacobson; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Nelda and Clara; husbands, Chester Johnson and Ivan Olson; grandson, Wade Haugen; son-in-law, Ed Osmundson.