ONARGA — Sandy Olson, 79, of Onarga, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

Private burial will be in the Onarga Cemetery with arrangements handled by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.

Mrs. Olson was born March 11, 1940, in Onarga to Willard and Edna Ishmiel French. She married her high school sweetheart, Gene Olson, in August 1959 in Gilman, and they were partners for life.

Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Becky (Roger) Morgan, Lori (Herb) Henrichs and Pam (Carlos) Valdez, all of Onarga; two grandchildren, Kayla (Jesus) Garcia of Brownsburg, Ind., and Eric Zuniga of Gurnee; one great-grandson, Milan Garcia; one great-granddaughter, Joey Garcia; one brother, Bud (Sandy) French of Bourbonnais; and one half-sister, Vicki (Gary) Grunstad of Ottawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Besides her passion for flowers, her true love in life was her family and especially her best friend, her husband.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Iroquois Memorial Hospice.