Olga Marie (Foss) Beach

Olga M. (Foss) Beach, 97, of Dows, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at First Lutheran Church, 206 West Ellsworth Street in Dows with Pastor Laurel Meester officiating. Burial will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, rural Dows.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Olga Marie, daughter of Ole and Annie (Swensrud) Foss, was born on October 20, 1924 on the family farm in rural London, Minnesota. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Lyle High School in Minnesota with the class of 1942. During the war in 1943, Olga went to work for Beechcraft Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas where she worked as a riveter until 1945.

After the war in 1946, Olga attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City. She then worked at Wilson’s in Albert Lea, Minnesota until 1947.

On March 2, 1947, Olga was united in marriage to Robert Beach at Deer Creek Lutheran Church in rural London, Minnesota. After marriage, they farmed near Dows. Olga took an active part in the farming operation.

After retirement, Robert and Olga enjoyed traveling and taking bus trips. They often went to auctions and antique shops. After Robert’s passing, Olga continued going on trips with her three daughters.

Olga was a wonderful artist. She loved painting birds, nature and farm scenes. She enjoyed photography and wildflowers.

Olga was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Olga was a member of the Legion Auxiliary, Neighborhood Club, and First Lutheran Church where she was involved with church circles.

Olga is survived by her three daughters Patricia (Mike) Larpenter of rural Dows, Janet (Mike) Schroeder of Dows, and Peggy (Mike) Miller of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren David, Jill, Eric, Brandon, Katie, Rod, and Courtney; great-grandchildren Alice, Max, Zech, Lydia, and Sahvana; and great-great-granddaughter Evelyn.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert; parents Ole and Annie Foss; and four brothers Lawrence, Jay, Edward, and Archie.