Photo: Rocky/Olson/Morris/1949-2020

Rocky L. Olson, 71, passed away Thursday morning, November 12, 2020 at his home in Morris with his loving family by his side. Born May 18, 1949 in Aurora, Illinois, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Marion (Vago) Olson.

Rocky served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969. He met and married Susan Ryder in Morris and they were married on November 27, 1971. He worked for Olson’s Service Center and Caterpillar in Aurora and after retirement continued to work for Napa Auto Parts in Morris. Rocky loved the old cars, especially his 1956 Chevy Bel-Air and 1969 Chevelle. He enjoyed working on them and going to area car shows. He loved spending time with his four grandkids. We have a special memory of him and his grandson, Kyle drag racing.

Rocky is survived by his loving wife Susan; daughters Tammy Kelly and Kristina (Ralph) Binion Jr; grandchildren Megan (Timmy) Harty, Jacob Kelly, Kyle and Alyssa Binion; brother Larry (Debby) Olson; sister Kathy (Herb) Wilkey; sister in laws Pinky Olson and Virginia Olson; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; mother and father in law Donald (Marilyn) Ryder Sr. and brothers Butch and Roger Olson.

A special Thank You to Joliet Area Hospice, for guiding us through this trying time.

Family will celebrate Rocky’s life privately.

Memorials may be made in Rocky’s name to Morris Cruise Night.

An online guestbook has been made for the family, where you may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs. You can access this by visiting the website at Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.