Marilyn E. Olson

Born: Monday, April 23, 1928
Passed: Friday, June 16, 2017

6/21/2017 | 11:00 am -
St. Mark Lutheran Church 

6/21/2017 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am
St. Mark Lutheran Church 


Marilyn E. "Sandy" Olson, 89, formerly of Rockford, IL and Racine, WI, died on Friday, June 16, 2017 in Clio, Michigan. Born April 23, 1928, in Rockford; the daughter of Harold P. and Edna N. (Roos) Sandberg. Married Gordon C. "Gordy" Olson on June 18, 1955 in Rockford; who predeceased her on June 23, 2014. Sandy graduated from Rockford East High School and Augustana College with a degree in Physical Education. Sandy taught P.E. at Pecatonica (IL) and Milledgeville (IL) High Schools and later would fill in as a substitute teacher at Maud E. Johnson Elementary School. Sandy was an active charter member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, a former member of the St. Mark Choir, and was instrumental in the development of the St. Mark Pre-school Program. Sandy was an avid golfer and musician. Sandy also loved playing piano for residents of retirement and assisted-living communities in Rockford, Racine, and later in Michigan.
She is survived by her sons, Mark (Karen) of Millington, MI and Steven (Laura) of Rockville, MD; and grandson, Matt.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd. Burial will be at Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Condolences & Shared Memories (1)

  1. Joyce Degenhart

    You were the best neighbor, best golfer and best Swede I ever knew. You and Gordy were the highlight of John and my life. I miss you both very much but now it is off to new horizons for the two of you.