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Betty Lou Olsen

October 18, 1933 April 14, 2022
Betty Lou Olsen
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BETTY LOU OLSEN, 88, of Prophetstown, IL, died Thursday, April 14, 2022 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 PM Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, with Pastor Chelsey Weech officiating. There will be a visitation prior to the service, starting at 10:30 AM. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. A memorial has been established to First Lutheran Church of Prophetstown and The University of Iowa Holden Research Fund.

Betty Lou was born on October 18, 1933 in Morrison, IL to Louis and Aleda (Anderson) Sandrock. She was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. On April 11, 1954 she married Milton L. Olsen in Prophetstown. He died January 31, 2021. In her early years Betty Lou worked at Thermo Gas in Prophetstown. Later she farmed alongside her husband along with taking care of the home and raising the children. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Prophetstown and served with the W.E.L.C.A. group of the church. She was a member of the West Hume Ladies Club, and enjoyed tending to her yard, gardening, and drawing. Betty loved watching her boys play softball and continued with watching her grandchildren play sports and music. Betty was an avid Chicago White Sox fan.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff (Jo Dee) Olsen of Prophetstown and Kurt (Kris) Olsen of Port Byron, IL; five grandchildren, Jessica (Conrad) Olsen-Howard, Kent (Anna) Olsen, Kody (Angela Vann) Olsen, Kassidy (Dylan Brown) Olsen and Kase (Hannah Malmgren) Olsen; one great grandchild, Wrenley Olsen; one brother, Burdette (Dea) Sandrock of Prophetstown; one sister, Barbara Morphew of Silvis, IL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don Morphew, Delores and Art Hinrichs, Duane and Beverly Olsen.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice for their care and dedication.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmagibson.com

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

19

Apr

10:30 AM 4/19/2022 10:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 4/19/2022 12:30:00 PM
First Lutheran Church

300 W. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

First Lutheran Church
300 W. 3rd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

19

Apr

12:30 PM 4/19/2022 12:30:00 PM
First Lutheran Church

300 W. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

First Lutheran Church
300 W. 3rd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 E. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

300 E. 3rd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States
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