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Steven C. Olson

April 2, 1955 - February 16, 2024

Steven C. Olson Steven C. Olson
    February 21, 2024 | 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    1771 W. State Street
    Geneva, Illinois 60134
  • Funeral Mass
  • February 21, 2024 | 11:00 A.M.
  • St. Peter Catholic Church
    1891 Kaneville Road
    Geneva, Illinois
  • Burial Location
    Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva, Illinois

Steve Olson, 68, died on Friday, February 16, 2024 surrounded by family. He was cherished by his wife, daughters and grandchildren.

The son of Charles and Lois Olson, Steve was born at Geneva Community Hospital on April 2, 1955. He married Dawn Connon on March 7, 1981 in Decatur, IL.

Steve graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1977 with a BS in Business and Computer Science. It was there he became a proud, lifelong member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He would go on to complete his MBA at Aurora University in 1989, and a Leadership & Management certificate from Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame, in 2013. Steve’s career was spent working in IT. Most recently as President and Principal Consultant of SCO Risk Management. Beyond professional pursuits, he  completed the Kane County Certified Naturalist program.

Life focused around raising their daughters in St. Charles, Plano, TX and Elburn, IL. A recent move to NW Indiana brought them closer to grandchildren.

Steve was a golf enthusiast be it playing or watching. Cribbage challenges were reserved for his Dad. He was PADI certified in scuba, diving with friends near and far. He cherished his friends, the laughter and good times. He was a whiz with tech and gadgets. He enjoyed smoking meats, sharing photos and recipes. Favorite moments were vacations shared with Dawn and the girls.

Steve was a devoted husband and father. He was a beloved big brother to his siblings. All that knew Steve can attest to his sharp mind, keen sense of humor, and warm smile.

Steve leaves behind his wife, Dawn, daughters Paige, Ali (Jakab) Falatovics, and Taylor. Two grandchildren, Anders and Mariska. His father, Charles, brother, Michael (Susan), sisters Carol Moses, Sue (Tim) Baker, and dear nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Lois in 2017.

Family and friends will gather for visitation at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St., Geneva IL on February 21 from 9-10:30 am, followed by an 11:00 A.M. Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva IL.  Graveside services follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 37W210 Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva, IL.

Donations in Steve’s memory can be made to Marklund-Hyde Center, 1S 450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva IL 60134 or the CdLS Foundation 30 Tower Lane, Suite 400, Avon, CT 06001.


Joan O'Brien from Yuma, AZ

"Dawn and family; we’re very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for love and strength to get you through this difficult time.♥️"

Todd Peters & Larry Christian from French Village, MO

"To Dawn & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. We are Sending Love & Prayers. May Happy Memories help comfort you.-Todd Peters & Larry Christian"

Steve Meyer from Tulsa, OK

"Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."


"Our Geartfelt condolences to the Olsen family, we will always cherish our memories of time spent together in Lake Geneva and at the Surta’s Steve and Patty Gaines"

Jon Moore from Bradenton, FL

"Very sorry for your loss. Steve will be deeply missed by the team at Clearwater."

Wes Morris from Mountain Home, ID

"I had the great privilege to work with and know Steve personally for the past 9 years. I remember with fondness some of our work trips together and the excellent conversations we had, especially about rock and roll music - and the afternoon we spent together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I am sorry for your loss, and hope that you find comfort in the memories of happy times, as I do. Wes Morris"

Jonathan Kaeuper from Knoxville, TN

"To my dear friend Steve O... I will miss working together and all of the fun we had traveling and enjoying life. You will be missed! To the Olson family, I am so very sorry for your loss."

Ken and Lynn Kizer from Kouts , IN

"Our deepest condolences to the Olson family. Ken and I met Dawn and Steve through an ad for a pet sitter! We met them and just thought they were the nicest couple. We played cards and games with them and Steve was a super game player. We will miss Steve. Dawn, you will be I. Our thoughts at this difficult time."

Trapper Brown from Bulverde, TX

"In loving memory of Steve Olson, a dear friend and colleague whose presence brought light to those around him. Steve's kindness, humor, and dedication to his work will always be remembered. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Steve. You will be truly missed."

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"Dawn and family. I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of Steve. I know he will be missed by many and is gone way too soon. I had many memories of him when we worked together at Delnor in the I.S. Department, specifically when he would take Dawn away from our lunch break together! Thinking of all of you as you journey through this very difficult and sad time."

Phil Kessler from St. Charles , IL

"If you lived in Geneva IL at any time during your youth, you are a "Geneva person." We shared that experience and perspective, and we became close friends despite our age difference. He will be sorely missed. My most heartfelt condolences to Dawn, Allie, Taylor, and all of the Olson family."

Cecil Newton from Oakland, CA

"To the Olson family, sincere condolences.Steve was a warm and generous person. He was the consummate IT professional and an all-around nice guy. I had the privilege of working with Steve at San Francisco Health Plan. Steve was instrumental in helping us launch our very successful information risk management program. He was always pleasant and great to work with. I know that he will be sorely missed and well-remembered. R.I.P. Steve.Cecil Newton"

Scott Crerar from Fort Myers, FL

"All my memories of Big Steve are full of fun and laughs. If Steve was there, it would be a good time. He was always positive. I’m going to miss this guy. Condolences from Judi and I to Dawn and the Olson family."

Cindy Langfoss from St. Charles, IL

"Dawn and family,Heartbreaking to hear of Steve’s passing. Nothing I can say can make your sorrow go away, but I will be eternally sad for your loss.I enjoyed getting together with Steve at security events. Remembering when I was at a CISSP conference and noticed him sitting in the row in front of me. What a difference it made hanging out with him. He was a great guy. Happy, calm, fun, and genuine.Miss you. Take care."

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