Kay J. Olson, 69, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021. She was born on May 4, 1951 in Rockford to John and Dulcie (Goddard) Vander Waal. Kay graduated from East High School in 1969. She worked for the Winnebago County Health Department for many years before retiring. She had a passion for crafts and gardening. She loved her animals and always enjoyed spending time with her good friends and family.
Survivors include her children, Melissa (Matthew) Braesch and Brad (Melissa) Olson; grandchildren, Alayna Kay Olson, Marcus Braesch, Payton Olson and Roman Braesch; sister, Julia VanBeck; brother, Mark (Sharon) Vander Waal and many special friends. Predeceased by her parents and sister, Janet Vander Waal.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111 with Pastor Anthony Maynard officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. https://www.abcf.org/donate
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