LEXINGTON, Ky. - George D. Olson, 87, of Fairbury, IL formerly of Lexington, KY, a WWII Veteran, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.
He was born on March 22, 1926 in Eau Claire, WI, son of George and Helen Stewart Olson.
He was married to Beverly Frederickson Olson for 55 years. She passed away in February 2005.
He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Shirley Kapraun Olson of Fairbury, IL. Also surviving are two daughters, Karen (Jerry) Veach of Murray KY; and Donna Price of Nicholasville, KY; step children, Cheryl Armstrong of SC; Randall Stevenson and Richard Burk both of IL; four brothers, Bill (Roberta) Olson of CA; Donald (RoseAnn) Olson of MN; Mike Olson of KS; Dick (Carol) Olson of WI; six grandchildren, Tiffany (John) Bolender; Heidi Martin; Jennifer (Mike) Johnson; Kelly Veach; Todd Veach; Ashley Shuler; twelve great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and five step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Joyce Davis and one brother, Robert Olson.
George worked for IBM in Lexington, KY retiring in 1987. He was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and had a lifelong love of flying and has built and restored many aircraft.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 4-7p.m. at the Milward Funeral Directors-Southland Drive in Lexington, KY.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 1p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington, KY. Rev. Joe Bob Grider will officiate.
Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Services will be held at:
Hillcrest Memorial Park
2089 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Service scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2013
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