N. Irene Olesen, 99 of Streator passed away Saturday morning (March 11, 2017) at the Good Samaritian Home, Flanagan,
A private family service will be held with burial in Riverview Cemetery. The Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Irene was born on March 4, 1918 in Lawrence County, IL to Vernon and Florence Wampler. She married Nels Olesen on September 1, 1937. He preceded he rin death on September 7, 1984.
She is survived by sons, John (Rosemary) Olesen of Streator, Richard (Shellie) Olesen of Ottawa, daughter Carol (Jack) Wilson of Henderson, NV, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and a brother Donald (Carol) Wampler of Pontiac.
Irene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Bill, daughter Patricia Wilson, brothers Merlin, Francis, Lawrence and Robert, sisters Lorene Banks and Wilma Leonard.
She attended school in Lawrenceville, IL. Irene enjoyed quilting, playing cars and bingo while living at Fornoff Manor.
Memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.