|Marjorie R. Olson
Born: April 29, 1932 Died: May 22, 2017
Marjorie R. Olson, 85, of rural Seneca, passed away Monday afternoon, May 22, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
in Joliet with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Stavanger Lutheran Church with Rev. Philip Peterson
officiating. Interment will follow in Stavanger Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 am until time of service at the
Born April 29, 1932 in Joliet, she was the daughter of Silas and Rose Johnson. She graduated from Morris High School with the
class of 1950. She married Gene Olson on October 17, 1951 in Williamsburg, VA. They spent all of their married life farming in
the Seneca area.
She is survived by one son, Howard (K. J) Olson of Seneca; three daughters, Debbie Justice of Lisbon, Linda (Greg) Chellino
of Joliet and Terri Olson of Seneca; three grandchildren, Jeff (Julie) Gaines, Tim Justice and Jennifer (Justin) Chase; four great
grandchildren, Jake, Joe and Jenna Gaines and Bailey Chase; one sister, Ida Ruth Alexander of Florence, SC; sister-in-law,
Fran Colliins of Barrington, IL; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her loving husband, Gene on April 10, 2002; two brothers, Oliver and Samuel
She was a lifelong member of the Stavanger Lutheran Church and a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority in Seneca for
She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends and spending time with her family,
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the Stavanger Lutheran Church.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700.