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Olson, Robert E.
Robert E. Olson, 54, of Galesburg died at 10:16 A.M. Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.

He was born October 5, 1956 in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Carl William, Jr. and Gladys L. (Trout) Olson. He was raised and educated in Cameron, Illinois and graduated from Warren High School.

He was a custodian for Knox County Housing Authority for 11 years and most recently for the Knox County Counsel for Developmental Disabled. He enjoyed trains, jigsaw puzzles, music and watching movies. He participated in the Special Olympics having earned first place ribbons at the state level.

His family includes his parents, Bill and Gladys Olson of Cameron, one sister, Barbara (Don) Dupre' of Monmouth, three brothers, Ray (Barb) Olson of Bloomington, IL, David (Sherry) Olson of Washington, IL and Roger Olson of Mascoueth, IL, eight nieces and nephews, Kyle Olson, Alexandra Olson, Elizabeth Olson, Alexander Olson, Kim Olson, Kelly Dupre' and Laura Dupre along with aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one nephew, Joshua Olson.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Burial will be in Silent Home Cemetery, Cameron. Friends may call on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Hoover-Hall Memorial, Monmouth where his family will be present to receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A memorial fund has been established to be designated later.

Online condolences may left at hooverhall.com.
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