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Sandra I. Olson


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Sandra I. Olson Obituary
Sandra I. Olson, 73, of 519 Biddle St., Kane, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Communities at Indian Haven in Indiana, Pa.
Born Nov. 26, 1944 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William and Irene Sockoloskie Olson. On June 15, 1968 in Shamokin, she married Vernon B. Olson, who died in 2012.
Sandra graduated in 1962 from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Shamokin, then from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1966 and later attended Duquesne University. She taught English and drama at the Sheffield Area Middle/High School for over 30 years. 
She belonged to St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane where she was a member of the Parish Choir and the Catholic Daughters of America. She also belonged to the Kane Senior Center, the Red Hat Divas of Kane and the Public School Employees Retirement System.
She is survived by her sons, Vernon L. "Monte" (Vickie) Olson of Monroe, North Carolina and Douglas P. (Lisa) Olson of Pleasant Hills; a daughter, Christina L. "Chrissie" Olson of Indiana, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Pamela Schwenk of Pittsburgh; and sisters Mary Ann Kazlauskas of Croydon and Kathleen Richie of Harrisburg. Two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren also survive, as do several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death, besides her husband and parents, is a sister, Christine Ryan.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandra I. Olson will be celebrated Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Callistus Catholic Church with Rev. William O'Brien, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane.
Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc. on Friday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105  Attn. - Mem'l. Dept.
The Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc. in Kane has care of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Published in Kane Republican on Mar. 7, 2018
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