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Michael Lowell Olson

July 5, 1953 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 68)



Michael Lowell Olson passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2022. Born July 5, 1953 to Lowell and Marvel Olson in Fort Riley Kansas.             

He had a smile that would light up a room, and kind heart. 

Playing music was a true passion and love of his. He was a gifted musician and guitarist, in his early years he was a member of the band PROBE, which released the album Direction in 1969. Prior to his retirement he worked for Sjostrom & Sons Construction Co. and was a proud member of Laborers Local 32.

Mike is survived by his daughter Jennifer Heisler-Betts (David). Grandchildren; Luke, Mariah and Drew Betts. Sisters, Gerri (Harvey) Flynn and Sheila Garcia, Rockford. As well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. 

Predeceased by his parents and nephew Eric L. Flynn.

Mike lived a simple and humble life and requested no funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Rockford Rescue Mission. 


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