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Naomi Ruth Olsen Lock, 99, of Richland, died early Tuesday November 28, 2017, at Sunnybrook Living Care Center, Fairfield. She was born July 10, 1918, to Forest and Beulah Jensen Olsen of Sturgeon Bay, WI. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in1936 she felt called to attend Gods Bible School in Cincinnati, OH, and graduated with a Christian Workers Diploma in 1945. She was then called to Pastor Hesper Friends Church near Decorah, Iowa. During her 11 years of service there she made many lifelong friends. She was Dorm Mother at William Penn College (1956-59) and then accepted the Pastorate at Woolson Friends Church. During her 22 years of service at Woolson and even after her retirement she was much sought after to officiate at weddings and funerals. She will always be remembered for her life time of service to her Lord.

While at Woolson she met and later married Wilfred Lock on August 2, 1961, gaining 2 step children, Lelia Kay & Dennis. Her family meant a lot to her and nothing made her happier than to be with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Lelia Kay Dvorak (Dr. Bill) of Chicago, IL., Dennis (Kris) Lock of Packwood; 5 grandchildren: David (Shawn) Lock of Packwood, Lisa (Mike) Huff of Montezuma, Dr. Mike (Dr. Jenessa) Lock of Des Moines, Debby(Justin) Williams (serving as missionaries to Uganda), and Dr. Andrew Dvorak (Rachel) of Houston, TX; and 16 great-grandchildren: She was preceded in death in 1992 by her husband of 31 years, Wilfred, her brother, Donald Olsen, sister, Hazel Boedeker, and infant grandson, Daniel Lock.
Published on November 30, 2017
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