Mrs. Evelyn T. Olson, 87, of Morris, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2013, at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family by her side.
Born Sept. 28, 1925 in Morris, Evelyn was the daughter of Raymond and Ella (Arneson) Thorson. She graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1943. She married Marvin L. Olson on June 8, 1944, at Stavanger Lutheran Church.
Prior to her and Marvin farming in Nettle Creek Township, Evelyn was employed at Brewe’s Grocery Store in Lisbon.
She was a member of West Lisbon Church, the ladies aid and women’s bowling league.
Evelyn was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan, enjoyed sewing, baking and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon (Terry) Alderson of Lisbon and Raylene (David) Holman of Lisbon; two sons, Bruce Olson of Marseilles and Mark (Bonnie) Olson of Findlay, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Tanya) Mussatto, Cynthia (Brian) Johnson, Tiffany Alderson, Kristi (Nels) Mathre, Kevin (Ginger Woronowicz) Holman, Stephanie (Aaron) Westerfield, Emily (Nathaniel) Nash, Ashley Olson, Elliot Olson and Leah Olson; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose(Glenn)Thorson of Morris; two brothers, Tom (Donna) Thorson and Roger (Lib) Thorson, both of Morris; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin, who died on July 18, 2006; one granddaughter, Hope Olson; and one sister, Lois Newell.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at West Lisbon Church. Pastor Steven Lombardo II will officiate.
Interment will follow at Saratoga Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris.
Memorials may be given to West Lisbon Church, Joliet Area Community Hospice or donor’s choice.
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 or sign the private online guestbook at www.frulandfuneralhome.com.