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Olson, Merion David
Merion David Olson, 75, 1019 N. Cherry St., Galesburg, died at 7:10 PM Friday, January 1, 2010 in Heartland Health Care Center.

He was born April 2, 1934 in Monmouth, IL, the son of David A. and Edna Allaman Olson. He married Carol Louise Thurman on May 20, 1956 in Monmouth. She survives.

Also surviving is a son, Lynn Olson of Galesburg, a daughter, Cathy (and Bruce) Phillips of Portland, IN, 3 grandchildren, two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Greg Olson in 1996, 4 brothers, and a sister.

Merion was a small engine mechanic, working with his brother Kenny Olson for many years. He retired in 1986. He spent his early years in Monmouth then moved to the state of Washington, where he graduated from Odessa High School in 1953. He has lived in Galesburg since 1955. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and he loved to fish.

Funeral will be 10:00 AM Tuesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Lee Johnson will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Family or to Bethel Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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