Olson Funeral Home, Rockford, IL
Olson Funeral Home in Rockford, Illinois is the oldest continuously operating business in the area. Five generations of Olsons have offered excellence in funeral care since 1888. Nels Olson immigrated from Skane, Sweden to Illinois in 1868, and as a farmer in New Milford, Olson also worked as an assistant for Ugarf funeral services. In 1888, Mr. Ugarf, in declining health, invited Olson to move to Rockford and become his full-time funeral director. The legacy continued in 1929 when Olson’s son, Fred C. Olson, built the funeral home on Second Avenue. In 1994, the company opened its second location on North Main Street.
The Olsons have continued to serve the community through the decades, caring for their families with the utmost in professionalism and compassion.
Direct Cremations from Olson Funeral Home
If you have recently lost a loved one whose wishes were to be cremated, Olson Funeral Home can help you arrange a cremation without leaving your home. Thanks to Olson Funeral Home’s partnership with SimpleCremationOnline.com, you no longer have to run around town during an already stressful time in order to arrange for cremation.
SimpleCremationOnline.com will notify Olson Funeral Home’s professional staff of your loss, and they will promptly arrive at the place of death to transport your loved one with dignity. Transportation occurs only with Olson Funeral Home’s well-maintained, secure vehicles that have a unique platform to ensure safe, proper transport.
A family member of the deceased will be able to identify them using the innovative, unique, secure Posi-ID Portal feature of the SimpleCremationOnline.com website. Using this online method allows you to avoid a physical visit and ensures you receive the correct remains of your identified loved one.
As an independently owned funeral home, Olson Funeral Home is accountable to its customers, rather than shareholders. The compassionate funeral directors are non-commissioned, so families may make decisions without feeling pressured. Olson Funeral Home recognizes that each person is unique, and so endeavors to help families create individualized memorial experiences to celebrate the life of their departed loved one. Please call us at (815) 981-8681 so we may guide you through your arrangement and memorial options.
Olson Funeral Home and SimpleCremationOnline.com are here to comfort and advise you throughout every step of the process.