Kevin C. Olson was born to Gary and Ann (Olsen) Olson March 13, 1962. He was born at Oakland Memorial Hospital in Oakland, after his parents sought the assistance of a county snowplow during a howling Nebraska blizzard for the nearly ten-mile trek from the farm where they lived near Bertha. He passed away on June 1, 2021, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
When he was 5, he moved with his family to Lyons from a farm near Bertha and attended elementary school in Lyons and graduated from Lyons High School in 1980. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago receiving a Master of Theology, and subsequently was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. He served as Resident Chaplain at University of Chicago for a brief time, and then as an Administrator for Elam Davies Social Services for Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago for ten years. Following this service, his kind and caring nature took him another direction as an IT Specialist helping medical professionals and staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann M. Olson and sister-in-law, Karen L. Olson.
He is survived by his father, Gary P. Olson of Lyons; brothers, Mike Olson of Lyons and Brent Olson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters, Marcia Koory (Bob) of Omaha and Julia Georgeson (Lyle) of Gretna; seven nieces and five nephews; two grandnieces; two grandnephews; aunts and uncles; many cousins; longtime best friend Angelo Ponce.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10:00 am at First Presbyterian Church in Lyons
BURIAL: Lyons Cemetery, Lyons
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS: The Arbor Day Foundation, 211 N 12th St., Lincoln, NE 68508 www.arborday.org or to the family for future designation.