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Nona Olson

Hawarden, Iowa ~ Nona M. Olson, 98, of Hawarden, died on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS in Hawarden with Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to the Hawarden Public Library or Hospice of Siouxland.
Nona M. Newton Strong Olson was the only child of William Newton and Ella Johnson, born February 25, 1917. She married Arthur Raymond Strong in 1938. They had two children, Linda E. Strong and Arthur W. Strong. Art died in 1946. Nona married Wayne S. Olson in 1953. He died in 1974.
Nona lived her life in Hawarden IA. She graduated from Hawarden High School, class of '34. She was employed in various businesses: Mullarkey's Dairy, Vanderburg's Bakery, The K&K, Coast to Coast Gift Shop and Step N Style.
Nona was involved with the Lutheran Ladies Aid, the Crafty Cats, Historical Society, and the Thrift Shop.
She spent her retired years on the computer and face book to keep up with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and her many friends.
Living family members include: son, Arthur Strong (Susan) of Charles City, IA; son-in-law, Philip Anderson (Myrna) of Sioux City, IA; grandchildren, Jennifer Strong Caskey (Christopher), Ryan Strong, Michael Strong (Alison), Scott Anderson (Dawn), Bobbi Anderson Oswald (Dan), Beth Anderson Schwendinger (Mark); great-grandchildren, Brianna and Haley Anderson, Tyler, Alycia, and Braydon Oswald, Madison and McKenzie Schwendinger, Cameryn and Alex Caskey, Bowen and Archer Strong, Dominic and Vince Strong; and nieces and nephews.
Nona was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Art and Wayne; and her beloved daughter, Linda Strong Anderson. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Prayer Service

7;00 p.m. ,Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. ,Thursday, September 17, 2015
Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS
1103 Central Avenue Hawarden, Iowa 51023


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ,Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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Ill miss Nona. She was a life long friend and a great lady. Glad I chance to see her last year.

David L Storm Sep 20 2015 12:00 AM

We express our sincere sympathy to Nonas family! Nona was such a sweet & special lady! May God bless & comfort You now & in the days ahead..
Dale & Joyce Boerma

Dale & Joyce Boerma Sep 16 2015 12:00 AM

My heart and mind are flooded with wonderful memories of Nona, who was our neighbor on 9th St. She and my Aunt Ag were two of the best women in the world and I envision them having a cup of coffee in heaven
God Bless her and all the family.

Rosemary Gourley Porter Sep 16 2015 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. Nona was a wonderful lady. I dearly enjoyed taking care of her when she was at oak hill

Mary Boynton Sep 15 2015 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear this. Nona was such a sweet lady. God Bless you all-deepest sympathy. Kathy (Gaul) Huitink

Kathy (Gaul) Huitink Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

Nona was a great lady, she will be greatly missed.

Darcy Jurrens Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM