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Cheryl Olsen



Cheryl Olsen, 62, of Creston died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the EveryStep Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Salem Lutheran Church or the Creston Historical Society. Online condolences can be made at

Cheryl Ann Olsen, daughter of Clifford Eugene Olsen and Lois Ann (Henriksen) Olsen, was born March 23, 1958, in Audubon. She graduated from Creston High School with the class of 1976 and furthered her education obtaining her associate’s degree from a business college in Waterloo.

On Oct. 27, 1979, Cheryl was united in marriage to Kendall Foland in Creston. Cheryl worked as a secretary for various businesses. She was employed with Graceland College, Clarke County Courthouse and mental health offices while living in Iowa. The couple later moved to Missouri where Cheryl worked at Clinton County Courthouse and was secretary for her husband’s tractor parts business. They were married for 30 years and then divorced. Cheryl had most recently been employed with Bunn-O-Matic for 10 years.

Cheryl was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and was a certified master gardener.

Cheryl is survived by her parents Clifford and Lois Olsen of Creston; sister Roxanne (Jack) Wilson-Brown of Creston; brother Darrell Olsen of Afton; grandmother Olive Olsen of Omaha, Nebraska; nephews: James Wilson, Benjamin (Megan) Wilson and their daughter Evelyn; niece Dustie (Allen) Pottorf and their children, Hayden and Callie; aunts Donna Stone and Mary Henriksen; uncles Lyle (Evelyn) Henriksen and Marvin Rose; along with many cousins and other extended relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Gilbert and Laura Henriksen; grandfather Elmer Olsen; infant nephew Wyatt James Wilson; uncles: Gaylord “Fred” Henriksen, Virgil (Betty) Henriksen and Willis Stone; aunts: Charlene Hollandbeck, Beverly (Ed) Finken and Sally Rose; and cousin Alan Henriksen.

Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal;
love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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