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"Mike" Alfred Olson

May 3, 1952 October 20, 2020
"Mike" Alfred Olson
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Obituary for "Mike" Alfred Olson

“MIKE” ALFRED OLSON, 68, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.

The family invites you to join them for a celebration of life gathering to remember the happy times, and fond memories we all can share. Please join them at 3:00 PM on Saturday September 11, 2021 at the Morrison United Methodist Church for his memorial service or at 5:00 PM at the Whiteside County Fairgrounds in Morrison, IL for his Celebration of life. We can remember his life with some refreshments and lots of tales.

The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials have been established to Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL, and Morrison United Methodist Church. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

Mike was born May 3, 1952, in Morrison, IL, to Alfred and Phyllis (Rick) Olson. He was a 1971 graduate of Morrison High School. Mike married Charla Sykes on April 28, 1972, in Morrison. He first worked for S&A Construction in Morrison, specializing in drywall and was affectionately dubbed “the super gooper”. He then went to work for Gate City Steel in Sterling and later worked at Waste Management for 20 years until retiring. Mike was a member of Morrison United Methodist Church and was a member of the Morrison Jaycees for a number of years. He loved golfing, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, skiing, vacationing, and spending time with his family at Mogasheen, WI. Mike was a drummer in Mourning Rain, a popular local band in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Ten years ago, after a 40 year hiatus, the band regrouped for a reunion concert. He found plenty of free time to enjoy his many hobbies, but above all, he enjoyed spending his time with family telling jokes, sharing his long stories, and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Survivors include his wife, Charla; one daughter, Amanda (Dan) Cook of Morrison; one son, Josh (Mandy) Olson of Darien, IL; three grandchildren, Jake, Micah, and Landon; three sisters, Paula Stenson of Morrison; Nadine Brackemeyer of Rochelle, IL; and Kris Tegeler of Cedar Rapids, IA; two sisters-in-law, Patsy (Henry) Rieckhoff of Cable, WI; and Lola Sykes of Minneapolis, MN; two brothers-in-law, Terry (Julie) Sykes of De Soto, WI; and Phil (Carrie) Sykes of Dubuque, IA.; many nieces and nephews; and one brother from another mother, Roger (Deb) Tegeler of Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Bill and Ruth Sykes; and two brothers-in-law, Ron Sykes and Steve Brackemeyer.

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Memorial Service

Saturday

11

Sep

3:00 PM 9/11/2021 3:00:00 PM
Morrison United Methodist Church

200 W. Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

Morrison United Methodist Church
200 W. Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Celebration of Life

Saturday

11

Sep

5:00 PM 9/11/2021 5:00:00 PM
Whiteside County Fairgrounds

201 W. Winfield Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Whiteside County Fairgrounds
201 W. Winfield Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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