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Olivia Anna Ley


1913 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Olivia Anna Ley Obituary
Olivia Anna Ley, 99

St. Cloud

March 6, 1913 - Dec. 19, 2012

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 28 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud for Olivia Anna Ley, age 99, of St. Cloud, who died December 19, 2012. The Reverend Gerald Dalseth will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agnes Catholic Church Parish Cemetery in Roscoe.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, December 27 and from 10:00-11:00 AM on Friday, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday at the Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Olivia was born on March 6, 1913 in Havre, MT, to Aloys and Hattie (Bovy) Theisen. She moved with her family to St. Joseph, MN during early childhood. Olivia met Anthony T. Ley in St Paul while working as a personal chef to a famous family and their romance led them to wed on August 26, 1939 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. They farmed near Roscoe until 1976, when they moved to the St. Cloud area where they managed apartment buildings together. Olivia actually continued her limited management duties while residing at an apartment building in Sauk Rapids until age 90. Her greatest gift to everyone was her wonderful baking and cooking and the many friendships she made through people she met in life.

Olivia is survived by: son Donald (Kris) Ley of Ham Lake, son-in-law Jerry Hettwer of Sartell; grandchildren Jessica Ley, Joshua (Katherine) Ley, Nicole Hettwer, Michelle Hettwer; great-grandaughter Charlotte Ley; sisters Marian (Clarence) Kremer, LuVern Griffin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Anthony, daughter Mary Jane Hettwer, sister Evelyn Notsch, brothers Walter, Albert, and Raymond Theisen.

Memorials are preferred and will be directed to St. Benedict's Senior Community.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 23, 2012
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