Rebecca Robin Olsson

Jan 30, 2021
Olsson, Rebecca Crop


Visitation 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, February 4 at Locke Funeral Home with a Time of Remembrance at 7 p.m.






Rebecca Robin Olsson, 48, of Waterloo died Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her home due to natural causes.

She was born September 9, 1972, in Waterloo, daughter of Steven G. and Tedda Sheldon Kline.

Rebecca graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1990. She earned her B.A. in Russian Language Studies in 1997 and B.A. in English Education in 2003, both from UNI.

She married Steve Olsson April 22, 2006 at the Masonic Temple in Waterloo.

Rebecca worked as an editor for the Northern Iowan at UNI and a reporter at the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. She later worked as a substitute teacher in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, and HeadStart.

She is survived by her husband, Steve of Waterloo; mother and stepfather, Tedda and Dan Gleissner, of Owatonna, MN; parents-in-law, Jons and Ann Olsson of Waterloo; three uncles, Bill (Cindy) Kline of Waterloo, Richard (Ann) Kline of Donna, TX, and Terry Sheldon of Dallas, TX; and five cousins.

She is preceded in death by her father.

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  1. Karen Sproule | Feb 12, 2021
    I knew Becky from Waterloo Schools when she subbed in our building, I was happy to be able to catch up with her on Facebook the last year or so. I am so saddened by her death. May peace and strength be with you. 
  2. Chris and Vicky Hoffman | Feb 02, 2021
    Steve and family, our deepest sympathy in the lose of Rebecca. There is no way to make sense of a sudden loss of a loved one.  If there is anything we can do for you all please let us know.  You are now and will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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