Carol S. Olsen, age 71, of South Wilmington, Illinois passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Morris Hospital in Morris, Illinois. She was born August 3, 1950 in Joliet, Illinois to the late Gerald J. and Madalyn Louise (nee Ward) Matteson. She married William C. Olsen June 3, 1972 in the Church of Nazarene, Joliet. Carol previously worked for Dr. Roebuck in Morris for many years and enjoyed teaching her children and many others at the Christian Living Academy in Wilmington, Illinois. She was a member of the Christian Life Assembly Church in Diamond. Carol had a love for horses and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She always looked forward to attending their sporting events. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, William C. Olsen of South Wilmington; two sons: Greg (Kelly) Olsen and Jerry (Amie) Olsen, both of Gardner, Illinois; seven grandchildren:  Cameron, Grant, Ryan, Maddie, Grace, Abbie and Kash; sister, Judy (Jim) Chapman of Mazon, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; her first-born son, William C. Olsen, Jr.; and sister, Jeanette Matteson. Visitation for Carol will be at the R. W. Patterson Funeral Home &  Crematory, Braidwood, Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 4 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will also be at the funeral home, Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be directed to Morris Hospital: Auxiliary and Foundation Office, 150 W. High St., Morris, Illinois 60450 or ort-us/how-to-make-a-gift would be appreciated. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, please log on to: www.rwpatt or find us on Facebook.