KANE - Vernon B. Olson, 85, of 519 Biddle St., Kane, passed away Thursday (Nov. 8, 2012) in Kane Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 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
, serving in the U.S. Navy
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 of Derwood, Md., Pamela Schwenk of Pittsburgh and Christina Olson of Indiana, Pa.; two sons, Monte (Vickie) Olson of Charlotte, N.C., and Douglas (Lisa) Olson of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister Joyce Leike of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a brother, Charles (Shirley) Olson of Erie; 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 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc., 103 S. Fraley St., Kane, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St Callistus Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a