BEVERLY ANN OLESON | News, Sports, Jobs
Beverly Ann (Hovick) Oleson, 72, of Roland, IA, unexpectedly arrived at her heavenly home on December 9, 2021 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
The funeral will be on Tuesday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland, IA. Interment will follow at Roland cemetery. Visitations will take place on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Bergen.
Bev was born on June 28, 1949 in Eldora, IA, to John and Ozelle (Ose) Hovick. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Bergen. She graduated from Roland High School in 1967 and Buena Vista College in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Bev married Michael Oleson on November 18, 1972 at the Lutheran Church in Bergen. She has lived most of her life in Roland and Fort Dodge.
Bev was an excellent pianist as well as an excellent baker and cook. She loved seeing the Christmas lights, reading inspirational quotes, fishing, and spending the family’s annual summer vacation in Alexandria, Minnesota. Bev had an incredibly caring heart and mind, and it was evident from the way she loved and cared for her parents. Through this special relationship, Bev became deeply connected to their family farm and loved watching her boys continue this farming heritage. Bringing meals and treats to the field was one of his ways to get involved during busy farming seasons. At any time of the year, a person can always find a baked treat and more than enough food to get your fill while enjoying the food and laughter around the table. Without a doubt, Bev’s family was his greatest joy, especially his children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Mike; two sons, Michael (Amy) Oleson of Roland and Erik (Jodi) Oleson of Story City; four grandchildren, Laila, John, Aubrey and Carter and two sisters, Janet (Larry) Tantow of Rochester, MN, and Julie (Bud) DeWees of Huntington Beach, CA.
Bev was predeceased by her parents and a sister, June Sweitzer.
Instead of flowers, memorials can be made at the Lutheran Church in Bergen.
The service will be streamed live on the Bergen Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bergen.lutheran).
Out of consideration and respect for the family, masks are requested for service and visits. Soderstrum Funeral Home is responsible for the arrangements.