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KINGSFORD - Betty J. Olson, 82, of Kingsford and formerly of Spread Eagle, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford.

Betty was born Aug. 19, 1926, daughter of the late Otis and Ellen (Berquist) Olson. She attended Kingsford High School until the eleventh grade when she went to Chicago and worked as a welder in factories during World War II. Betty also worked at the Pinecrest Sanitarium in Powers for six years before starting her career at Siemens in Chicago where she retired from after 30 years.

Betty loved animals, especially dogs. She enjoyed spending time and swimming at her cottage on Lake Elwood.

Betty is survived by a sister, Joyce Bertoldi of Kingsford; nephews, Bill Bertoldi of Kingsford, David Bertoldi of Palo Alto, Calif., Paul (Amy) Bertoldi of Kalamazoo, Mich. and their sons, Nick and Drew, John Secinaro of Iron Mountain, and Mike Secinaro and Dan Secinaro, both of Las Vegas; special friends, Pat Sawyer and Barbara Hilton, both of North Lake, Ill. and several cousins.

Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Olson, a sister, Margeret Secinaro, brothers-in-law, John Secinaro and Bill Bertoldi and a special friend, Margaret Hodgkinson.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford.

A memorial Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Fr. Michael Woempner will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Betty to the Spring Lake Animal Shelter, 8459 Shelter Dr., Iron Mountain, MI 49801.

Condolences to the family of Betty J. Olson can be expressed online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.