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Thomas R. Olson

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 4:03 p.m. CDT

Mr. Thomas R. Olson, 71, of Villa Park, Ill., and formerly of Morris, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home.

There will be no funeral service or visitation. Private graveside services will be held Monday, Dec. 17, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Morris.

Born Nov. 6, 1941, in Morris, he was the son of Thomas E. and Evelyn (Mettille) Olson. He graduated from Marseilles High School with the Class of 1959, and received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

For several years, he was self employed in the entertainment industry in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Survivors include two sons, Darren (Amy Antoniolli) Olson of Chicago and Garrett (Cathleen Buckley) Olson of River Forest, Ill.; four grandchildren, Alessia, Bruno, Jonathan and Julia Olson; one brother, Mark (Connie) Olson of Ormond Beach, Fla.;  two nephews, Ryan Olson and Matt (Amy) Olson, both of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and several cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris.

Friends may sign the private online guestbook at

Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., Morris, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral home at (815) 942-0700.

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