Betty June (Kisilewski) Olson (Rochester, MN)


Posted 02-09-19

Betty June (Kisilewski) Olson, age 93, of Rochester, MN, passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Season's Hospice House in Rochester, MN. 

Betty June was born June 17, 1925 in Sand Creek, WI to Henry and Amanda Hendrickson. Betty graduated from Chetek High School, WI, in 1943 where she was the drum major in the marching band. After taking the Civil Service exam, she worked as a key punch operator for the Government in Chicago during WWII. In 1948 Betty was united in marriage to Harry O. Kisilewski and they made their home in Chippewa Falls, WI, from 1948 until 1960 when they moved to Rochester, MN. Betty worked for JCPenney as an interior decorator for many years. In 1994, Betty married Lorimer "Glenn" Olson in Lake City, MN. Betty enjoyed interior decorating and fashion, always using and wearing bright colors. She was also a seamstress and had a deep love of music, especially big band. 

She is survived by her husband, Lorimer "Glenn" Olson of Minneapolis, MN; her four children, Dave (Mary) Kisilewski of Mason City, IA, Greg (Mary) Kisilewski of Oronoco, MN, Debbie (Dan) Holmes of Little Falls, MN, Susan (Taylor) Bauman of Rochester, MN, and; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Harry O. Kisilewski, 1 brother, Harvey Hendrickson, and 3 sisters, Corrine Turner, Harriet Sola, and Helen Hendrickson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, February 11, 2019 at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN with Pastor Anjanette Bandel officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. It was Betty's wish that those attending should wear bright colors. Burial will be held in the Spring at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. Memorials are preferred to Season's Hospice, Rochester MN.

Courtesy of Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home

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