Mrs. Betty Olson, 90, of DeWitt, Iowa, died Thursday morning, June 14, 2012 at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport, Iowa.
Mrs. Olson, the former Elizabeth Maxine Wimber was born February 10, 1922 in Kirksville, Missouri, to Frank and Vida (Emmonds) Wimber. On July 26, 1938, Betty was united in marriage to Norman Weber in Kirksville. The couple spent most of their married life in DeWitt, where they owned and operated Weber Farm Store and Hatchery. Norman preceded Betty in death on July 10, 1973. She then married Waltin Olson, Jr. on March 10, 1980. They farmed at rural Calamus until retirment. Waltin preceded Betty in death on March 12, 2001.
Betty was a member for over 50 years of Springbrook Country Club of DeWitt. She loved to golf, play bridge, work crossword puzzles and spend time with her family and many friends whom she loved dearly. Betty once said, "your family is your life, and your friends are oh so important; and I have the best!"
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Maynard Schmidt of Ottumwa, Iowa; a son-in-law, Richard "Whitey" Woods of DeWitt; grandchildren, Richy Woods of Clinton, Iowa, Todd Bender of Iowa City, Iowa, Lizabeth Woods of Wheatland, Iowa, and Tina Schmidt (Lori Gustafson) of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; great-grandsons, Mitchell Williams of Wheatland and Nicholas Williams of Davenport.
Preceding Betty in death in addition to her husbands were a daughter, Jodie Woods, a granddaughter, Dana Woods, infant grandchildren, Paul Charles Bender and Erica Sue Bender, her parents, brothers, Robert and Jack Wimber and a sister, Geri Johnston.
Family and friends may visit at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, rural Calamus. The Rev. Sarah E. Kretzmann will officiate. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tom, Steve, Mark and David Olson, Murl McCulloh and Roger Harrington. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Condon and Dave Buchanan.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com