Celebrating the life of Milton L. Olsen
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A public visitation will be held from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. The funeral service will be private for the family, officiated by Pastor Chelsey Olson-Weech. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Memorials to First Lutheran Church of Prophetstown and the American Cancer Society have been established.
Milton was born July 3, 1932, in Plainview, NE, to Maurice and Agnes (Johansen) Olsen. He was a graduate of the Rock Falls, IL High School. On April 11, 1954 he married Betty Lou Sandrock at the Prophetstown Lutheran Church. Milton was a life-long farmer, farming in the Hume Township area until moving into Prophetstown in 2000. He continued helping out on the farm and worked up until the fall of 2020. He was a member of the First Lutheran in Prophetstown, where he served as a council member and head usher. He also was a member and director of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau and the drainage commissioner for the union ditch in Hume Township. Milton loved to play fast pitch softball until he was stricken with Polio in 1952. He enjoyed watching his boys play softball, and continued with watching his grandchildren play sports and music. After retiring he did many woodworking projects for family, friends and church, and took pride in making sure his lawn was well manicured. Milton was an avid Chicago White Sox fan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou; two sons, Jeff (Jo Dee) Olsen of Prophetstown and Kurt (Kris) Olsen of Port Byron, IL; five grandchildren, Jessica (Conrad) Olsen-Howard, Kent (Anna) Olsen, Kody (Angela Vann) Olsen, Kassidy (Dylan Brown) Olsen, Kase (Hannah Malmgren) Olsen; One great great grandchild on the way; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Burdette (Dea) Sandrock; a sister-in-law, Barbara Morphew.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Art Hinrichs; a brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Beverly Olsen, and a brother-in-law, Don Morphew.
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300 W. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Visitation is open to the public; funeral service will be private
300 E. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277