Olive Isenberg
Olive Isenberg
Olive Isenberg

Obituary of Olive K. Isenberg

Olive Kathleen “Gracie” Isenberg, 96, of Manheim, PA, formerly of Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, December 28, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital following a brief illness.  Born in Altoona, she was the youngest and last surviving of six children born to the late Daniel and Daisy Eichelberger Grace of Altoona and Akron, Ohio.  She was the wife of Francis Rupley Isenberg of Altoona for 43 years prior to his passing in 1992.

After graduating from Altoona High School in 1942, she received training as a registered nurse at Altoona Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1945.  During her nurse’s training, she was in the Cadet Corps, preparing to enlist as an Army nurse.  However, the war ended and she instead began a nearly 30 year career as a registered nurse at Altoona Hospital.  All she ever wanted to do was care for people and she did it well.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. Always quick with a smile or a joke, she brought joy to those around her.  She was a long time Phillies fan, enjoyed reading and playing 500 Rummy.  She was well-loved and a blessing to every life she touched.

She is survived by her daughter, Ginette Isenberg and son-in law, Peter Cluck, of Manheim; two grandsons, Jonathan Cluck and his wife Nicole Cook, parents of great grandson Leo, of Philadelphia, and Alexander Cluck of Manheim.

Services are private.  If desired, contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.  To express a condolence with the family or for additional information, visit www.spencefuneralservices.com.

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