Betty Lou Knapp, age 86 of Walford, formerly of Marengo, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. Tom Reuss officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Monday, April 29, 2013 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Betty is survived by two sons, Rory (Kevin) of Marion, and Fred of North English; a daughter, Mary Gomez of Marengo; 11 grandchildren, Kevin Knapp, Cody Knapp (Megan), Casey Knapp (Alicia), Caylie Knapp, Kendra Gomez, Kaitlyn Gomez, Krisha Gomez, Keegan Cope, Kevin Kolsto, Ashton Meek and Michael Joyner; four great-grandchildren, Simon Fitzpatrick, Carter Knapp, Christy Knapp and Cora Knapp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Evelyn Septer and Vivian Yoder; a brother-in-law, John Septer, a nephew Duane Olson, Sr., and a grand niece Debbie Martinson.
Betty Lou Olson was born February 28, 1927 in Fairfax, Iowa, the daughter of Oliver Lee Olson and Esther Leader Olson. She graduated from Marengo High School with the Class of 1945 and began teaching in the one-room country schools. Later Betty was employed at Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids for 35 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walford.