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Virginia Olson

Posted October 29, 2014 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

June 26, 1928 – October 28, 2014

Virginia Olson

Virginia Olson

Virginia June Olson, 86, passed away gently on Tuesday, October 28 in Des Moines, IA. She was held by her daughter, son and grandson during the final goodbyes. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Thursday, evening October 30, 2014 at Dunn’s Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11:00 am Friday, October 31, 2014 at Masonic Cemetery.

Virginia was born to Clarence and Jacquin Davis in Des Moines, IA on June 26, 1928. After graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High, she went on to Drake University. She worked in the insurance industry, the IRS, and later as a baker.

Virginia loved spending time with her family and making quilts. She and her husband Roy spent happy hours at the garden centers planning their gardens and lawn as well as feeding and identifying birds. She also spent many enjoyable hours shopping, skiing, boating, camping, hiking, and traveling.

Virginia is survived by her children, Jaci Bodensteiner (IA); Barbara Howard (NE); Kate Olson-Rutten (Bart) (CO); Mike Howard (Susie) (AK); her sister, Alice Gillette (NV); and, her brothers John Davis (Cheryl) (NV) and Buzz Davis (Pat) (IA). Virginia was a proud grandma and great grandma to grandson Christopher Bodensteiner (Michelle); to great granddaughters Haley Bodensteiner and Lindsey Bodensteiner; and to great grandsons Colin Howard-Hill and Jacob Wilkerson. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Roy, her grandson Colby Bodensteiner and granddaughter Katie Howard. Virginia and Roy were long-time members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Samaritan fund at Wesley Acres or the Salvation Army.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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