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Leonard M. Olson

September 28, 1926 ~ June 21, 2018 (age 91)
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Leonard M. Olson, 91 of Oneida, IL died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. Services are 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull. Burial is in the Woodhull Cemetery where graveside military services will be conducted. There is no visitation. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull is in charge of services. Memorials may be left to the Bethany Lutheran Church or Tri-County Ambulance. Online condolences can be made at

He was born September 28, 1926 in Oneida, IL to Melvin and Florence Thulin Olson. He graduated from Oneida High School. Leonard was united in marriage to Gladys Rehn February 28, 1954 in Woodhull, IL.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Philippines from 1944-1945.
Leonard farmed the family farm in Oneida, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the Miles S. Sturgeon American Legion Post 546.
He enjoyed woodworking and building and flying radio controlled airplanes.

Survivors include his wife: Gladys; one daughter: Anne Olson of Davenport, Iowa; one son: John (Nancy) Olson of Broken Arrow, OK; one grandson: Matthew; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Donations may be made to:

Bethany Lutheran Church
380 W. 3rd St., Woodhull IL 61490

Tri-County Ambulance
210 W. Sauk Avenue, Rio IL 61472
Tel: 1-309-972-5901

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