Joseph F. Olson
Joseph F. Olson
  • August 23, 1925 - November 2, 2017
  • Washington, Illinois

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Joseph F. Olson, 92, formerly of Bartonville, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Unity Point\Methodist Hospital Peoria, Illinois.

He was born on August 23, 1925 in Gays Mills, Wisconsin to John and Elizabeth (Schoonover) Olson. He married Virginia Bailey on May 29, 1950 in Lewistown, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 19, 2012 in Peoria, Illinois. He is also preceded in death by one son, Michael B. Olson, two brothers and five sisters.

He is survived by one daughter, Sallie (Carl) Fuller of Normal, Illinois; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Herrick of Washington, IL, Jessica (Roger) Mohn of Glendale, CA, and Shawn Olson of New Lenox, IL; four great grandchildren.

Joseph worked at Keystone Steel and Wire Company and Allied Mills. He retired in 1983. He was a W.W. II Navy Veteran, a member of the Bartonville American Legion Post #979, V. F. W Post 3883 of Bartonville and the Peoria Elks Lodge.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

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