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Elizabeth “Betty” Olson

Elizabeth “Betty” Olson, age 82 of Watertown, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born July 8, 1922 to Joseph and Rosalia (Ewalt) Dolney in Badger.

Betty was a longtime employee of the J. R. Clark Company. She retired after working for Advance Machines for a period of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; as well as two brothers, and five sisters.

Betty is survived by her children: daughter Judy and Steve Lawless; and sons Larry and Brenda Dolney, and Erlin “Oly” Olson; eight grandchildren: Suzanne Peters, Jamie Lawless, Kellie Lawless, Renee Krueger, Jeffrey Dolney, Kristine Marchione, Tamara Serrano, and Sandra Buyense; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by sisters Monica Mrozek, Della Womack, and Cecelia Adamski; and brother Ted Dolney.

Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Frank Wampach officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation took place Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

Betty’s grandchildren served as casket bearers.

Arrangements were by Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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