James Maurice Olson, 75, of Oswego, Illinois passed away Friday January 27th 2023. He was born in St. Charles Illinois the son of Maurice and Emelia Olson on February 3rd 1947. He spent his childhood in St. Charles and graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb in 1970 with a degree in Physics. Jim moved to Yorkville in 1977 and established James M. Olson & Associates, a land surveying company, which he operated for almost forty years. He participated and lead as President of the Yorkville Lions Club helping establish the Yorkville Swim Club. He enjoyed traveling the world both by himself and with family. He was kind, generous, but against all common sense, loved the Wisconsin Dells throughout his life. His children loved him dearly and will miss him at Sunday lunches, his dry sense of humor, as well as his supportive guidance. Jim was a lover of the arts, mathematics, and prolific reader who enjoyed passing on his love of books to his grandchildren.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Emelia Olson, his sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Don Lorentzen, and his niece Amy Lorentzen. He is survived by his children, Jeff (Regina) Olson of Yorkville, Illinois and Laura Olson of Yorkville, Illinois, as well as four grandchildren. He is also survived by his niece Nancy (Lorentzen) Anderson of North Aurora, Illinois.
Visitation will be held at Nelson Funeral Home at 1617 North Bridge Street in Yorkville, Illinois on Sunday, February 5th at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with service following at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Hesed House of Aurora at www.hesedhouse.org.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 630-553-7611.