Robert C. Olson, 81, Pecatonica, Illinois, went to be with the Lord at 10:42 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2009 in his own home surrounded by his family. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born January 12, 1928 in Halstad, Minnesota, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey and Vivian (Olson) Olson. Lived 46 years in Pecatonica, Illinois, coming from Rockford, Illinois. Married to Leona M. Bennett in Pecatonica, Illinois on February 10, 1979. Owned and operated Olson Well and Pump, farmed, was a contractor, developer and real estate broker. Member of First Congregational Church, Pecatonica, Illinois, where he served as trustee and was a honorary trustee, Winnebago County Fair Board, Rotary International, Sons of Norway and National Water Well Association. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include wife Leona, sons Alan (Sherri) Olson and Randal (Pam) Olson all of Pecatonica, Illinois; daughters Susan ( Steven) Nelson of Denver, Colorado, Patricia (Rex) Lender and Denise Olson both of Pecatonica, Illinois and Dana (Tim) Eschen of Roscoe, Illinois; stepchildren Debra Taylor and Trudy Boomer both of Pecatonica, Illinois and Robert (Maria) Hulbert of Rockford, Illinois; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three sisters Marlys Nethery of Rockton, Illinois, Sandra Rockafellow, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Diane (Jim) Gibson of Rockford, Illinois ; sister-in-law Marcella Olson, Crosby, Minnesota and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Timothy, his parents and three brothers Howard M., Gene and Lowell. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2009 in First Congregational Church, 633 Reed St in Pecatonica, Illinois with Reverend Duane Hoffman officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Loves Park, Illinois. A visitation will be held Friday, March 6 at the church from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. \r\r\n\r\r\n Memorials may be given to First Congregational Church, Northern Illinois Grief and Hospice Center or to a cancer research center of your choice.