In Memory

Duane Olivier







Duane William Olivier, 79 of Galena, IL passedaway unexpectedly on Monday, January 27, 2020, at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford, IL. A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where friends may gather after 9:30 AM until time of the celebration of life. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. He was born June 3, 1940, in Moline, IL the son of Lawrence and Bernice (Liljah) Olivier. Duane graduated from Moline High School. He attended Augustana College, Moline, IL where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and later received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL. Duane was united in marriage to Marjorie Litt on December 28, 1963, at Grace Lutheran Church, LaGrange, IL and she survives. He was active in Lord of Love Lutheran Church, Galena, a proud graduate of Diakonia Lay School of Theology and loved spending time with his family. Duane volunteered his time with the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation and the food pantry of Galena. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed. Duane is survived by his wife: Marjorie, two daughters, Amy (David) Moore of Batavia, IL and Kari (Troy) Mayfield of Elgin, IL, six grandchildren, Hannah Moore, Joshua Moore, Ethan Mayfield, Andrew Moore, Patrick Mayfield, and Aaron Moore, his brother, Brian (Marianne) Olivier of Mount Prospect, IL, his sister, Thea (Pete) Martin of Fort Meyers, FL, and his brother-in-law, Richard Litt of Virginia Beach, VA. Duane was preceded in death by his parents and his father and mother-in-law, Otto (Catherine) Litt, and sister-in-law, Linda Litt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Lord of Love Lutheran Church to honor the memory of Duane.