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Carolyn Jean Olmstead

January 20, 1941 August 31, 2019
Carolyn Jean Olmstead
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Obituary for Carolyn Jean Olmstead

Carolyn Jean Olmstead, 78, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, August 31, peacefully surrounded by her family.

She was born January 20, 1941 in Waterloo, daughter of Ralph and Pauline Sagert Reinard. She married Richard Olmstead September 10, 1960 at First Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
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Carolyn graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1959. She worked for Northwestern Bell before becoming a full time homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband; five sons, Todd (Brenda) Olmstead of Urbandale, Scott Olmstead of Waterloo, Mark Olmstead of North English, Chris (Kristin) Olmstead of Waterloo and Randy (Dawn) Olmstead of Ankeny; nine grandchildren and one great grandson; a sister, Donna Geary of Cedar Falls, formerly of Fairbank; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Reinard of Washburn.

Preceded in death by: her parents; a brother, Roland Reinard; a brother-in-law, Robert Geary; and a sister-in-law, Meryl Reinard.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 6, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway with inurnment in Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and for an hour before services on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Carolyn took great pride in her family and their accomplishments. She enjoyed gardening and going south for the winter. One of her greatest loves was music, especially Big Band Standards. She enjoyed playing the piano and looked forward to attending Sturgis Falls Jazz Festival and the Irish Fest, along with many other musical events.


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Visitation

Thursday

5

Sep

4:00 PM 9/5/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/5/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

6

Sep

11:00 AM 9/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Garden of Memories Cemetery Final Resting Place

3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

3669 Logan Avenue Waterloo 50703 IA
United States
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