Official Obituary of

Barbara Ann Olson

November 22, 1947 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Barbara Olson Obituary

Barbara Olson, age 75, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, November 13, 2023 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, November 17th at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion Post 33 in Ottawa. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, November 16th at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following services.

Barb was born November 22, 1947 in Ottawa, Illinois, a daughter of Paul and Mary "Maudie" (Semyck) West. She married Robert Olson March 30, 1968 in Ottawa. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob; children, Steven (Sam Richardson) Olson and B.J. (Lisa) Olson all of Ottawa, and Tina (Edward) Sundstedt of Rockton, IL. She also leaves grandchildren, Taylor (Preston) Hergert, Jonathan (Emily) Sundstedt, Mackenzie (Robin) Butler, Jackson Olson and Logan Olson; and one great-granddaughter to be. Barb was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rita Jo Savage; and her canine companion, Tucker.

Barb retired as a service clerk at Wal-Mart. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 33 and was an avid supporter of the Chicago White Sox. Barb had a variety of interests including crafting, collecting rocks from various travel destinations and hosting family Fish Frys. The most important time was that spent with her loving family and attending her grandchildren's various sport and music events.

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November 16, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home
1601 E Norris Dr
Ottawa, IL 61350

November 17, 2023

10:30 AM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home
1601 E Norris Dr
Ottawa, IL 61350


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