Elizabeth (Betty) Oleson, age 95, of Dubuque passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7 at Luther Manor in Dubuque, Iowa, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services are 11:00 AM Thursday, October 17 at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the start of the service at the church. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.
Betty celebrated her 95th Birthday on Saturday, October 5 with her five sons and their families. She saved everything she had left in her for Saturday.
Betty was born on October 4, 1924 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of John and Theresa Hruska. Betty married Robert Oleson on May 18, 1943. They had five sons: Robert J., Joseph M., James O., Michael F., and Thomas W. Betty was a "Rosie the Riveter" in Louisville, Kentucky during WWII. Betty is survived by her five sons, her thirteen grandchildren, her twenty-six great grandchildren, and her six great great grandchildren. She has been preceded in death by her husband, Robert C., her mother and father, her brothers John, Clarence, Delph, and Kenneth, and her sisters Mary and Regina.
The family would like to thank the caregivers, nurses, and staff at Luther Manor for the compassionate love shown to Mother during the last few months.
My condolences to the boys and their families. Betty was my godmother. Many fond memories of your fantastic mom. Sending love and prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Paula Faine
My sincere sympathy to you all. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. So sorry I won’t be able to be there. Love, hugs and prayers! Toni Baker.
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