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|Date Of Birth:||July 9, 1945|
|Date Of Death:||July 7, 2012|
|Service Date:||Wednesday July 11, 2012
Visitation 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Lenz Memorial Home, Lacon
Military rites accorded at 6:00 p.m.
Gary Lee Olson
Lacon-Gary Lee Olson, 66, of Lacon, formerly of Oglesby, IL,
passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Saturday July 7, 2012 at his home,
after a brave battle with cancer. He was born on July 9, 1945
in LaSalle to the late Earl H. and Ida (Shipman) Olson. He
married Jeanette Parks on April 12, 1969 in Oglesby; she
Also surviving are his children, Richard L. (Paula) Olson,
Metamora, Sarah M. (Matthew) Keime, Peoria, and Eric L. Olson,
Varna; grandchildren Brayden and Isabel Olson; mother-in-law
Arzelia Parks, Oglesby; and sister-in-law Edna Olson, Hennepin.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jon Olson.
Gary served in the United States Air Force with the
772nd Tactical Airlift Squad-Hallmark during
Vietnam. He was an engineer at Caterpillar, Inc. for 33
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend; and he
will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be
Wednesday July 11, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lenz Memorial
Home in Lacon. A memorial service will follow the visitation
at Lenz Memorial Home with military rites accorded by the Walter
Guede Lacon American Legion Post # 593. Memorials may be made
to the Midwest St. Jude Affiliate in Gary's name. Online
condolences may be expressed at www.lenzmemorialhome.com.