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James & Mary Jane Olson
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
4929 N. Wisconsin St.
|Services for James Joseph & Mary Jane (Hillen) Olson Sr., residents of Davenport, Iowa will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4929 Wisconsin St. in Davenport, Iowa where they were members. Family graveside services will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials for Mrs. Olson may be made to the church and memorials for Mr. Olson may be made to Heartland Hospice. Mrs. Olson died on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport. Mr. Olson died on Tuesday, August 03, 2010 at his home. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home of Bettendorf, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary Jane was born November 23, 1944 in Mason Town, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Edward & Iola Mae (Hutzel) Hillen. James Joseph was born July 29, 1941 in Davenport, the son of Harold & Dorothy (Wille) Olson.
They were married in Chicago, Illinois on February 21, 1964. Mrs. Olson was a devoted homemaker, wife & mother and Mr. Olson worked as an insurance adjuster for Frontier Adjuster’s of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mrs. Olson enjoyed arts & crafts and in earlier years, loved to go fishing with her dad. Mr. Olson was an avid bicycle rider and had participated in RAGBRAI several times. In addition, he organized a “Ride for Peace” that involved 25 American riders riding with 25 Russian riders in the Soviet Union and later riding with the same group in the United States.
Their children are Susan Lynn (Brian) Olson, James J. (Nora) Olson Jr. of Holly Springs, North Carolina and John (Linda) Olson of Ames, Iowa; their grandchildren, Justin, Darreyl, Nicholas, Emili, Alexandria & Austin; and their great-grandchildren, Angela & Miles. Additional survivors are her sisters, Aileen in Virginia and Annie & Gerri, both in Pennsylvania; his sisters, Margaret of Davenport, Lillian in Florida and Mary in Iowa City, Iowa; and his brother Bernard in Illinois.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her brothers, Don and George. In addition to his wife, James Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Pat.