Mrs. Betty Lou Olomon, 91, of Burlington, went to be with the Lord at 8:14 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Great River Klein Center, West Burlington.
She was born on June 6, 1928, in Carthage, Illinois to Ralph W. and Fern (Thompson) Grisham. On February 16, 1951 in Keokuk, IA she married Glenn D. Olomon.
Betty was a homemaker. She was a member of Burlington Baptist Church.
She enjoyed crocheting, needle working, reading, baking, the outdoors and helping Glenn with farming. Betty’s other activities included attending fairs and the zoo, roller skating, square dancing and listening to country & western and bluegrass music.
Survivors include her husband Glenn of 68 years, one daughter, Marlene (Richard) Turchin of Henning, Minnesota; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two great- great grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Brakeville of Montrose, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Glenna Lou Olomon and Linda Kay Sheperd and four brothers.
The funeral service for Mrs. Betty Lou Olomon will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 6th at Lunning Chapel. Pastor Kendall Adams will officiate. Interment will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Illinois.
Family and friends are invited to a luncheon beginning at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7th at Glenn’s house, 15254 Highway 61, Burlington.
Memorials have been established for Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard and the Mediapolis Community Ambulance Service.
Donald Harry Wiesel, 88, of Burlington, IA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2019 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living.
Born May 15, 1931 in Burlington, IA, he was the son of Harry and Hazel (Schwarz) Wiesel. On September 15, 1948, he married Ruth L. Brockway in Kahoka, MO.
He attended Burlington High School, graduating in 1948. He worked at Dahlin Brothers and Davis Furniture Co. in Burlington for 4 years, then began a 4-year State of Iowa Machinist Trade at Murry Iron Works. In 1957 he began employment at Champion Spark Plug plant as a machinist, later advancing to tool maker. In May of 1976, he and his wife purchased a retail building and together started two businesses of “10-4” Communications/Advanced Cellular and Ruth’s Plaster Arts. They retired in 2000.
In 1948 he was the city’s (126 1/2 lb.) Golden Gloves Champion. He was an avid golfer and in younger years carried a 1-6 handicap.
He and his wife enjoyed their winter visits in Mesa, AZ for many years. They taught and loved ballroom dancing (and square dancing/square dance calling in earlier years). He enjoyed the Bible Tape Ministry from Berachah Church in Houston, TX through membership with the Hawkeye Church in Burlington. He especially enjoyed his time with family.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Gary D. (Jeanne) Wiesel of Granger, IN; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one grandson.
The memorial service for Mr. Wiesel will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7th, at Lunning Chapel with the Rev. Randy Gearhart officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.