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Alan E. Olson

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Alan E. Olson, 60, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at home surrounded by his family after a year-long battle with cancer.

He was born June 10, 1952, to Giles and Marian (Andrews) Olson.

He lived, laughed and loved for more than 60 years and was the kind of person everyone was proud to call a friend. His passions in life included spending time with family and friends, perfecting his golf game and rooting for the White Sox. 

He had a strong work ethic and was most recently employed as tool toom supervisor at Illinois Tool Works. Previously, he was co-owner of Pro-Tool Corp. for 23 years.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn (Koch) Olson; two daughters, Kara (Sean) Ernst and Jaclyn (Conor) Casey; a granddaughter, Leighton Casey; his mother; and a sister, Phyllis (Dennis) Larsen.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial gathering and prayer service were March 1 in the St. Joseph Center at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.

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