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Mr. Lester C. Olin, 94, of
Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 2:51 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at
Heartland Health Care Center.
Lester was born April 27,
1925 in Oneida, Illinois the son of Charles and Florence Malmstrom Olin. He
married F. Jane McMichael on September 3, 1949. She preceded him in death on
April 29, 2007.
Lester is survived by two
sons, Michael Olin of Moline, Illinois and David A. (Kim) Olin of Galesburg;
one daughter, Cynthia (William) Hornbaker of Galesburg; his brother, Willis
Olin of Galesburg; eight grandchildren, Jamie Hopping, Timmy Hopping, Teri Leu,
Jonathan Keneipp, Matthew Keneipp, Stephanie Myers, Aaron Olin and Ashly Olin
and twelve great grandchildren. Lester is preceded in death by his parents, his
wife, his daughter, Christine Hopping; three brothers, and five sisters.
Lester served in the US Army
from 1946-1947 during WWII in Alaska.
Lester worked as a custodian
for District #205 for over 18 years, retiring in 1993. He graduated from Oneida
High School in 1942. Lester was a member of First Lutheran Church and the OAKS
Senior Citizens Center.
Funeral Services are
scheduled for 11:00 am Monday, January 27, 2020 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel with Pastor Vince
Marolla officiating. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 am Monday at the chapel.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran
Church, the OAKS, Heartland Health Care Center or the Beacon of Hope Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com