|Robert Frederick Olson
Born: March 29, 1924 Died: November 12, 2019
Robert Olson 95, of Morris Illinois, formerly of Lisbon, passed away Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019 at The Joliet
Area Community Hospice.
Born March 29, 1924 in Morris, he was the son of Bert and Lillian Olson. He attended school in Lisbon.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Laurice. She was a WW2 bride from Brooklyn, New York. He is also survived by one
son, Daniel and his wife Peggy from Point Venture, TX, grandchildren Elizabeth, San Diego, CA, Commander Matthew Olson
and his wife Jennifer, Anacortes WA, and former Lt. Commander Mark, Washington D.C. All loved their grandpa. Additionally,
Robert is survived by his nephews Steve and Jim, and niece Heidi and their spouses.
Preceded in death were his parents and one brother Benjamin of Lisbon.
He was employed 21 years at Caterpillar Tractor Company after completing 15 years in his own plumbing and heating
Robert was a World War 2 Navy Veteran 1942-46, receiving an honorable discharge. He was gifted mechanically and an
expert in wood and metal work.
Robert and Laurice attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held Friday December 13th beginning at 9:30 am at the Fruland Funeral Home with Pastor
Patrick Lohse officiating. Interment will follow in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd. Elwood, IL, with
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.