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Services for Luella Marie Olson were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation was after 1:00 p.m. Sunday with family present from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Stephen Brinton of the First Baptist Church in Perry provided words of comfort. Casket bearers were: Larry Cole, Larry Nelson, Joe McCarty, Dan Hick, David Workman and Bob Carhill. Recorded music selected was "Who Am I" and "Holes In The Floor Of Heaven". Interment took place at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Following the services at the cemetery was a luncheon in the Hastings Funeral Home Lounge. Luella Marie Olson, daughter of Clark William Godwin and Edna Marie Schnoor Godwin, was born December 23, 1929 west of Perry, Iowa. Luella graduated Dawson High School as Valedictorian in 1948. She worked at Priebes in Perry before her marriage on October 8, 1950 to Bruce Olson. They were parents of 3 children: Debby, Delane and Dolan. Luella and her family lived in Dawson and Perry. She was a homemaker and loved caring for her family. Luella had worked for the First Baptist Church as secretary and started a children's church ministry for young people. She worked in the accounting center for Greyhound Bus Company in Urbandale. Later when McDonalds first opened she worked as a Hostess and enjoyed all the people she met. Luella worked for a time at Hastings Funeral Home and then as a teacher's assistant at the Gingerbread House Preschool where she loved being grandma to many. For a time, she assisted at the Clothes Closet. She was never idle. Luella had been a member of First Baptist Church in Perry. She enjoyed collecting, cooking, made great pies!!, aquariums full of fish and was a beautiful seamstress. Debby's wedding gown and her attendants' dresses were some of Luella's bigger sewing accomplishments. Luella also enjoyed jig saw puzzles and word search. Luella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bruce on July 20, 1974; daughter Delane Peck on March 12, 1990, sister Lyla Woods and her husband Myron; sister Lorene Elliott; sister and brother- in -law Carole and Jerry Hanlon; and their son Tracy. Her memory will be cherished by her daughter Debby Netherton and husband Jerry of Perry; son Dolan Olson of Boone; and son- in- law Thomas Peck and his wife Patti Jo of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also survived by six grandchildren Jennifer Kilts and husband Thomas of Des Moines; Brian Netherton and wife Melissa of Perry; Craig Olson and wife April of Grimes; Travis Olson of Perry; Casey Lynn Heckman and husband Derek of Waukee; Andrew Peck and wife Alyssa of Ann Arbor, MI; eleven great- grandchildren: Ashley, Rachel, Kristen, Chyanne, Thomas Jr., Gavin, Brooklynn, Colton, Malcom, Jaidyn and Delaney; great-great grandson Braxton and another great-great grandchild on the way in May; brother-in-law Robert Elliott and his wife Karen of Waterloo; many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Memorials in her name can be sent to Hastings Funeral Home in Perry

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