Cleo Olsen - March 23, 2012Cleo D. Olsen, 84, of Aurora, formerly of Hampton, died at Memorial Community Care in Aurora on Friday, March 23, 2012.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Hampton with Rev. Chris Kester-Beyer officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the United Lutheran Cemetery.
Solt Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Cleo Deloris was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Atlanta to John C. and Nettie (Adams) Steinke. She grew up in the Holdrege area and graduated from Holdrege High School in 1946. On Oct. 16, 1946, Cleo was united in marriage to Leroy “Roy” Olsen in Holdrege. They lived the early years of their marriage in Holdrege and Minden. In 1955, they moved to Hampton and made their home. Roy died in 2005 and Cleo remained in their home in Hampton until moving to East Park Villa in Aurora in 2008 and then to Memorial Community Care in January of 2010.
Cleo was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Hampton and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and baking.
Survivors include her children, Tom Olsen of Aurora; Chuck (Ceci) Olsen of Phoenix; Kathy Flynn of Lincoln; and Mark (Damaris) Olsen of Hampton; daughter-in-law, Sarah Olsen of Texas; 10 grandchildren, Laura Olsen and Adam Olsen of Texas; Gerad and Kelsey Olsen of Aurora; Alicia and Chris Stewart of Shelton; Ashley Olsen and Derrick Olsen of Arizona; Shannon Flynn and Sean Flynn of Lincoln; Brett Olsen and fiance, Erin Davis of Hampton; and Micheala Olsen also of Hampton; five great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Cayleb and Jace Stewart and Rylee and Addison Olsen; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nettie Steinke; her husband, Roy; her son, Scott in 2001;and three brothers, John, Charles and Kenneth Steinke.