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Affordable Cremation Services Winnebago County, IL


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Cremation Service Rockford, Loves Park and Machesney Park

Olson Funeral Home has a long history in Winnebago County. Olson Funeral Home was founded by Nels Olson, who had emigrated from his home country of Sweden to the United States in 1868. In 1888, he and his family moved to Rockford and he took a position as funeral director working for a Mr. Ugarf, one of the first funeral directors in Rockford. He worked with his sons to found their own business, and the Olsons have serviced the residents of Winnebago County ever since.


The venerable funeral home offers traditional funeral services including interment, cremation, entombment, florist services, hospice services, and much more. The Olson family does its best to ensure the comfort of every family in their time of grief.


Cremation Services in Winnebago County, Illinois

An increasingly popular option, direct cremation has a great deal to offer in various ways. This process refers to the cremation of the remains soon after the body is delivered to the crematory, without a viewing or traditional funeral service. Sophisticated identification checks remain in place throughout this process until the ashes are presented to the family. Cremation costs are considerably more affordable than those of a traditional funeral, burial, and graveside services. If the family wishes, a memorial service can be held afterward in order to allow friends and loved ones to pay their respects to the departed. A variety of urns is also available. Cremation is also considered more ecologically responsible than a traditional burial.


Olson Funeral Home offers a variety of options. Olson Funeral Home’s representatives can help family members discuss these and other options, including interment in a niche or entombment within a mausoleum.


Olson Funeral Home Rockford IL, serves the whole of Winnebago County, including Rockford, Loves Park, and Machesney Park, Illinois.

Cremation Rockford, IL

County Seat of Winnebago County, Rockford is located in far northern Illinois, hard against the banks of the Rock River. The area was first settled between 1834 and 1835. Its location between Chicago and Galena made Rockford an ideal area for industry, and it later became a major producer of heavy machinery and tools.


Rockford has long been a tourist attraction due to its historical architectural features. The city boasts the Lake-Peterson House that was built in 1973; The Erlander Home Museum built in the 1890s; the Coronado Theatre, a classic Art Deco building; and many others.

The picturesque and beautiful Rock Cut State Park is one of Rockford’s many outdoor attractions, as are the Anderson Japanese Gardens, Kiehm Arboretum, and Botanic Garden.


Loves Park Cremations

Loves Park, Illinois sits astride Boone and Winnebago counties. It is a thriving city of nearly 24,000 people and is located in east-central Winnebago County. The city began as a private 236-acre estate purchased by prominent Rockford manufacturer Malcolm Love. This property was originally used for parties and other social gatherings; it was quickly nicknamed Love’s Park. It became the City of Loves Park in 1947, with a gradually growing population of 4,500. Loves Park is home to a state park, as well as a number of thriving businesses. It’s considered primarily an industrial city, although there are some attractive physical features.


Machesney Park Cremations

Machesney Park is located north of Loves Park in Winnebago County. It has a population of nearly 24,000 people and it is considered a suburb of Rockford. Founded in the 1920s, the town is connected to and named for Machesney Airport, founded by Fred Machesney, a barnstorming pilot. The town is known for a famous flight undertaken from Rockford to Sweden in 1928.


Today, the Machesney Park Mall stands where the airport once was; this includes a display of Fred Machesney’s historic airplane. In 1981, Machesney Park officially became a village.


Other towns in Winnebago County serviced by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services include Benson, Burritt, Cherry Valley Village, Durand Village, Harlem, Harrison, Kishwaukee, Lake Summerset, Laona, New Milford Village, Owen, Pecatonia Village, Rockton Village, Roscoe Village, Seward, Shirland, South Beloit City, and Winnebago.


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1001 Second Ave
Rockford IL, 61104
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