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Dana J. Olson
(02-04-1933 - 05-25-2018)

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 Dana J. Olson, 85, of South Elgin passed away on Friday May 25, 2018. She was born on February 4, 1933 in Elgin, IL the daughter of Wray and Esther (Gerdau) Wright. Dana had worked at the Elgin National Watch Factory and retired from H&R Block. Dana was a simple woman that always cared for others and never wanted others to fuss over her. She Volunteered for many years with the Elgin Historical Society, and was actively involved with the Elgin Genealogical Society.

She was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church, former member of the Elgin Jaycettes and the Lords and Ladies Square Dance Club, and Volunteered with the Elgin Sybaquay Girls Scouts.

Survivors include her two children: Thomas E. (Catherine) Olson and Karen (Douglas) Werrbach; 6 grandchildren: Sean (Amanda Feldhaus) Olson, Shanna and Zachary Olson, Corey (Kevin) Laster, Kristina (Christopher) Van Dorpe, Katelynn (Jovanny Gonzalez) Werrbach; 4 great grandchildren: Ryland Laster, Teagan Van Dorpe, Addysen Laster, Kason Van Dorpe and baby Laster, due in August; a brother: William (Peggy) Wright; a sister in law: Scherren Wright along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Thomas G. Olson in 2000; her daughter: Susan Olson; a brother; Robert Wright; and her great grandson: Camden Laster.

Funeral mass will be held on Friday June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Thursday at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin from 4-8:00 PM and on Friday at church from 9:00 AM until the mass. Memorials may be made to St. Laurence Catholic Church or the Elgin Historical Society.

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