Obituary: Olive Froelich
May 8, 2023
Olive Marie Froelich, 94, of Waterloo, Iowa, went to her eternal home on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.
She was born on October 10, 1928 in Carrington, N.D., the daughter of Ole and Minnie Iverson Lura.
Olive graduated from high school in Carrington, N.D.
She married Robert Eugene Froelich on October 22, 1951, at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford, N.D. He preceded her in death on June 15, 2019.
Olive was a wonderful homemaker and worked various jobs over the years. She owned a small restaurant and worked part time at Varsity Cleaners. She loved volunteering at Mercy One.
She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Survivors include two sons, Keith (Pat) Froelich of Winterset, Iowa, and Rod Froelich of Waterloo; two daughters, Joy (Fred) Frick of Crosslake, Minn., and Bobbi (Chris) Byrne of Flower Mound, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Kathryn (Brian) Wuollet of Waukee, Iowa, Karyn (Justin) Boaz of Pilot Mountain, N.C., Michael Froelich of Gillette, Wyo., Jonathan Froelich of Pooler, Ga., Mindy Steele Manuel of Frisco, Texas, Daniel (Nicole) Froelich of Beaverton, Ore., Jason (Sarah) Dobes of Waterloo, Scott (Katie) Dobes of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Brian (Jenna) Dobes of Waterloo and Lexi Daily of Denton, Texas; 15 great-grandchildren, Graham, Madelyn and Laurel Wuollet, Addyson, McCray, Neyland and Woodrow Boaz, Shiloh and Autumn Steele, Allison, Luke, Kaylee, Tyson, CeCe and CJ Dobes.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Kent Froelich; newborn grandson, David Froelich; and nine siblings, Edwin Lura, Leona Spoden, Ida Schuster, Kenneth Lura, Oswald Lura, Milton Lura, Ester Jenson, Leila Heinitz and newborn brother.
Memorial Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Inurnment at Garden of Memories Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Arrangements by Locke Funeral Services, Waterloo, Iowa.