Vernon B. Olson
Vernon B. Olson, 85, of 519 Biddle St., Kane, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Kane Community Hospital.Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Wilcox, he was a son of Charles and Edith Simpkins Olson. In 1946, he was married to Elizabeth Cooley who passed away in 1966. On June 15, 1968 in Shamokin he married Sandra Ryan who survives.Mr. Olson worked for 37 years at Kane Manufacturing Co. retiring in 1991 as chief estimator. He was a veteran of World War II serviving in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Unit.Mr. Olson was a member of the National Rifle Association, Charter member of the American Modelers Association and co-founder of Kane Schools Modelers Club. He also helped coach the Kane Science Olympiad teams and was President of the Kane Flyers Club and was a member of the Kane United Methodist Church.Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Dr. Darlene Olson, Derwood, Md., Pamela Schwenk, Pittsburgh, and Christina Olson, Indiana, Pa.; two sons, Monte (Vickie) Olson Charlotte, N.C. and Douglas (Lisa) Olson, Pittsburgh; a sister, Joyce Leike , Punta Gorda, Fla.; a brother, Charles (Shirley) Olson, Erie; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by a sister.Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc 103 South Fraley St., Kane, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St Callistus Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.-Funeral services for Vernon B. Olson, 85, of 519 Biddle St., who passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in the Kane Community Hospital, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., 103 S. Fraley St. with Rev Philip Pinczewski, pastor of St. Callistus Church officiating. Committal services and burial followed in St. Callistus Cemetery. Ken Holmes, representing the McKean-Cameron Bi County American Legion Adjutant presented the American Flag to Mrs. Sandra Olson. Ike Erdman played "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes.