Brian was born September 22, 1970 in Pontiac, son of Richard and Mary Duffy Olson. Both survive in Pontiac.
Also surviving are his sister, Christine (Todd Tissiere) Hendren of Pontiac; uncles: Donald (Nancy) Duffy of Wilmington; Oral Jr. (Carol) Olson of Cottonwood, Arizona; Rodney Olson of Waterloo, Iowa; and Kevin Gravitt of Normal.
His aunts, Kathy Duffy of Pontiac and Dorothy Reese of Bloomingdale; niece and nephew, Jalyn and Nic Hendren; girlfriend, Jennifer Leenders of Pontiac; and several cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Anna Duffy; paternal grandparents, Oral and Rosemary Olson; uncles: John Duffy, David “Ike” Duffy, Thomas Reese, Harold Olson, and John Olson; aunts: Carol Duffy and Julie Gravitt; and his dog, Max, his loyal companion for more than 17 years.
He was a graduate of Pontiac Township High School, class of 1989, and attended Parkland College. He was a heavy equipment operator with the IUOE Local 150 for more than 25 years.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac.
Father David Sabel officiated at the Monday, July 9, service at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac.
Burial: St. Mary’s Cath-olic Cemetery, Pontiac.
Visitation was Sunday, July 8, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Duffy – Baier – Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac.
Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society, 21179 E 1358 N Road, Pontiac, IL 61764; St. Mary’s Catholic School, 414 N. Main St., Pontiac, IL 61764; Ruby’s Rescue Retreat, 600 North Road, McLean, IL 61754; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at duffyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook.