Elizabeth “Liz” Olson, 54

Elizabeth “Liz” Olson, 54, of rural Conrad, IA, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2022, at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown, IA. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Inurnment will be at the Conrad Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Liz was born April 21, 1967, to LeRoy and Joan (Miller) Koch. She graduated from BCL High School in 1985. Liz furthered her education, graduating from Marshalltown Community College. She was united in marriage to Brent “Porky” Olson and later divorced. Liz made her home with Wayne Nekola in Gladbrook, IA. She was employed with the Beaman Coop, Shorr Packaging in Ankeny, IA, and most recently, Liz was employed with the Meskwaki Tribe in Tama, IA. Liz loved her girls, they were the three musketeers. She loved her time spent with Wayne traveling up and down the Mississippi River and Ranger Rides. She was a TV junkie, watching her favorite TV show, “Sex and the City,” and her paranormal/ghost shows and movies. She loved everything pink, whether it was her favorite sweater, flowers or her nails. If you ever needed your sweet fix, Liz could probably help you out, whether it was Reese’s or watermelon Hubba Bubba. She will be remembered for her kind heart and amazing sense of humor. She loved hard, and she never knew a stranger. Most importantly, Liz loved time spent with her kids and grand kids.

Liz will be missed by her life partner, Wayne Nekola, of Gladbrook, two daughters; Kellie Collins, of Conrad, Maddie (Max) Callaway, of Conrad, a granddaughter, Wyllo Collins, a grandson Crew Callaway, a sister, Tess (Mike) Neuroth, of Ankeny, IA, a brother, Marty (Martha) Koch, of Williamsburg, IA, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, her beloved dog, Zoey, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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