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Rue E Olson

November 1, 1928 - October 28, 2012
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Rue E. Olson, 83, of Bloomington, passed away at 7:11 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at her home. She was born November 1, 1928 in Chicago, daughter of Paul H. and Martha Fick Meyers. She married Richard L. Olson on July 18, 1964 in Bloomington. Surviving are her husband of Bloomington; two daughters, Catherine Cloyd of Bloomington and Karen (Ralph) Raulli of Mt. Prospect; three step-children, David (Cathy) Olson of Indianapolis, IN, Pamela Fuller and Eric Olson, both of Bloomington. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Chris (Ginger) Cloyd, Jennifer Cloyd and Nicole Cloyd, all of Bloomington and Ashley Raulli of Mt. Prospect;...
Rue E. Olson, 83, of Bloomington, passed away at 7:11 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at her home.

She was born November 1, 1928 in Chicago, daughter of Paul H. and Martha Fick Meyers. She married Richard L. Olson on July 18, 1964 in Bloomington.

Surviving are her husband of Bloomington; two daughters, Catherine Cloyd of Bloomington and Karen (Ralph) Raulli of Mt. Prospect; three step-children, David (Cathy) Olson of Indianapolis, IN, Pamela Fuller and Eric Olson, both of Bloomington. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Chris (Ginger) Cloyd, Jennifer Cloyd and Nicole Cloyd, all of Bloomington and Ashley Raulli of Mt. Prospect; two great-grandchildren, Chase Cloyd and Alex Cloyd, both of Bloomington and several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one step-son, Robert Olson and one brother, Paul Meyers.
Rue attended Northwestern University.

She worked for IAA Farm Bureau for 44 years, first as an accountant in the Chicago office, then transferred to Bloomington where she was first the librarian and retired in 1996 as the Director of Library Services. After her retirement from IAA, she worked as the office manager and secretary for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomington for 16 years, where she was also a member and librarian, retiring in June of 2012.

She also worked part-time for H & R Block in Bloomington and volunteered with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Association).
Rue was a lifelong member of the Special Libraries Association; a member of the American Library Association and a charter member of the Mended Hearts, Inc, Chapter 250 in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3516 White Eagle Drive, Bloomington, IL, with the Rev. Chad D. Lueck officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Entombment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum in Bloomington following services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or to Mended Hearts, Inc, Chapter 250, 423 Priscilla Ln, Bloomington, IL 61704. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.EastLawn-Bloomington.com.

We will remember our loving wife and mother, grandmother and friend as a very proper and gracious woman - always a lady until the end. She was always loving and giving and would do anything to help others. We will miss her smile and beautiful blue eyes of which she always received many compliments. We love you and will miss you, but we know that you will be watching over us from heaven where we will see you again someday.

"I am very sorry for your loss, my very deepest Sympathy." Danette Duch (Chicago, IL)

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