ROCK FALLS – Donna R. Olson, 68, of Rock Falls, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Donna was born May 12, 1945, in Sterling, the daughter of Dorothy (Harty) and Raymond Scott Jr. She worked at several area nursing homes in the dietary department, including Coventry Living Center, and upon retirement, at County Market in Sterling. Before that, she worked for Dr. John McDonnell as a receptionist, and was the former owner of Olson’s Corral Restaurant in Morrison. She was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church. She was an animal lover. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, and she loved her family. Donna enjoyed people and was very generous with her time and talents.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Masini of Sterling; two sons, Brian (Judith) Olson and Scott Olson, and one sister, Marian Rosengren, all of Rock Falls; four brothers, Kenneth (Donna) Scott of Oregon, and Gary (Vickie) Scott, Steve (Sandy) Scott, and Rod (Sue) Scott, all of Rock Falls; five grandchildren, Billy Masini, Connor Olson, Collin Olson, MacKenzie Olson, and Ashton Olson; two stepgrandchildren, Klarissa Lacroix and Brett Lacroix; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dennis Scott; one son-in-law, Bill Masini; and one brother-in-law, Steve Rosengren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rock Falls United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Fassig officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
Memorials have been established to Rock Falls United Methodist Church and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.
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