Dolores J. Wood, 85, of Olin passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at her home.
Her funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at St. John Lutheran
Church in Olin. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 pm at
Dawson Funeral Services in Olin.
Dolores Jean was born on November 27, 1937 in Anamosa, Iowa to Lyle and Wilma (Westphal)
Strong. She graduated from Olin High School in 1956 and earned a degree at the Cedar Rapids
Business College in 1957. On September 13,1958 she was united in marriage to Glenn Wood at
St. John Lutheran Church in Olin. Over the years, Dolores worked as a secretary for many
companies: Highway Equipment, Wright Grain (20 yrs), Swiss Ag and Farm Service (15 yrs).
After retiring in 1994, she began her second career at the Olin Public Library. She thoroughly
loved being a librarian and a member of her local community. She was a very active member in
the St. John Lutheran Church in Olin, serving on the church council and several other positions.
She was always willing to volunteer and served on the Olin Alumni Association for over 20
years. Dolores was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, especially women’s basketball, enjoyed reading
and loved spending time with her family and the second love of her life Ken Zimmerman.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children; Debora (Steve) Tjaden of Wyoming, Brenda
(Robert) Wick of Stillwater, Minnesota, six grandchildren; Stacey (Brandon Lewin) Tjaden,
McKenzie Buck, Darcey (Joe DiMaggio) Tjaden, Marissa Buck, Jordan Wick, Elizabeth Kauppi,
four great-grandchildren; Jace and Jacob DiMaggio, Jack and Tye Kauppi, a sister Phyllis (Don)
Schillig of Cedar Rapids and a brother of Ivan (Sandy) Strong of Urbandale.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Glenn.
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