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Vernon B. Olson
(February 20, 1927 - November 8, 2012)

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Vernon B. Olson, 85, of 519 Biddle Street Kane Passed away Thursday November 8, 2012 in Kane Community Hospital.

          Born February 20, 1927 in Wilcox he was a son of Charles and Edith Simpkins Olson.  In 1946 he was married to Elizabeth Cooley who passed away in 1966.  On June 15, 1968 in Shamokin he married Sandra Ryan who survives.

          Mr. Olson worked for 37 years at Kane Manufacturing Co. retiring in 1991 as chief estimator.  He was a veteran of World War II serviving in the US Navy Amphibious Unit.

          Mr. Olson was a member of the National Rifle Association, Charter member of the American Modelers Association and co-founder of Kane Schools Modelers Club.  He also helped coach the Kane Science Olympiad teams and was President of the Kane Flyers Club and was a member of the Kane United Methodist Church.

          Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters; Dr Darlene Olson, Derwood, Md, Pamela Schwenk, Pittsburgh and Christina Olson, Indiana, PA, 2 sons; Monte (Vickie) Olson Charlotte, NC and Douglas (Lisa) Olson, Pittsburgh, a sister Joyce Leike , Punta Gorda, Fl, a brother, Charles (Shirley) Olson, Erie, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by a sister.

          Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9pm in the Ronald McDonald  II Funeral Home, Inc 103 South Fraley Street Kane where funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday with Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St Callistus Church officiating.  Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.

          Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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