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Olga L. Bern

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Olga Bern
Olga L. Bern, 86, of Cherokee, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 24, 2008 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Ray Kruger officiatingd, and burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee.

Olga was born on April 23, 1922 at Meriden to Gust and Ida (Schmidt) Benson. She attended Meriden Community School and graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1940. She was married to Kenneth H. Bern on Jan. 29, 1949 in Sioux City.

Olga was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County and worked at Swezey's Hamburger Shop in Cherokee before working at Brown Auto Supply as their billing clerk for many years, retiring in 1999.

She was a member of the Cherokee Booster Club and the Buena Vista University Sports Booster Club, and enjoyed traveling to all kinds of sporting events with her husband Kenny, as well as bowling, watching sports, creating photo albums and following the activities of family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers - John, Carl, Walter, Vernon "Pete", Robert, and Harold "Butch" Benson; three sisters - Mary Franchs, Norma Hanson and Dorothy Griffin; three sisters-in-law - Marion Lewis, Gladys Benson and Delores Benson; a brother-in-law,William Griffin; and two nephews.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth Bern of Cherokee; four sisters-in-law - Connie Benson, Joan Benson, Deloris Benson and LaVerne Magnussen, all of Cherokee, and many nieces and nephews.