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Gloria G. Olson

August 1, 1940 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 79)


       Gloria Glee Olson, age 79, of Machesney Park, IL, passed away peacefully from cancer on April 23rd, 2020. She was born on August 1st, 1940 to Clyde and Emma Davenport in Soldiers Grove, WI. Gloria was married to Loren K. Olson on October 25th, 1958, with whom she had five wonderful children. Gloria retired Carlson Tool & Die in 1995, but her passion in life has always been her family. In addition to raising her children, she had an active role in the lives of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gloria enjoyed going on road trips, playing bingo, and going shopping. 

            She is survived by her husband Loren; children Donna (Steve), Debbie, Susan, Vickie (Jim), and Richard; grandchildren Stephanie (Jesse), Staci (Scott), Amanda, Nicole, and Jack; great grandchildren Hazel and Maren; sisters Rosie (Richard) and Linda (Paul). She is also survived many other family and friends. 

            Private family services will be held at the Liberty Pole Cemetery, rural Viroqua, WI. The family wishes to thank everyone who has extended love, support, and prayers during her final days. Special Thanks to the OSF Hospice Group and Pastor Michael Thomas, of Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting


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