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CULLOM - Robert "Bob" Olsen, 67, of Cullom died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday (June 14, 2007) as a result of a motorcycle accident on Illinois 9.

His funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Cullom, with the Rev. Jason Woolever officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service. Memorials in Bob's name may be made to his wife.

Bob was born June 14, 1940, in Chicago, a son of George and Lucille (Kania) Olsen. He married Tammy Maschek on June 14, 2006.

He was a husband and best friend to Tammy Olsen of Cullom; a father to Dianne Tennison and Sharon (Brad) Weidling; brother to Bud (Marrianne) Olsen and Paul (Harriet) Olsen; a stepfather and mentor to Angela, Matt and Tiffany; and a grandfather to Robert, Marjorie, John, Kimberly and Tatianna.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

For 35 years, Bob was a laborer with the Laborers' Local 288 in Westmont. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association. He was an avid Harley rider. He loved tinkering at his shop, and enjoyed spending time with his wife and his family.

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