Jerry Olsen YORKVILLE Jerome A. Olsen, 80, passed away at Timber Oaks Care Center in Union Grove on June 10, 2013. He was born July 29, 1932 to Alvin and Myrtle (nee Norgaard) Olsen in Racine, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Washington Park High School. Jerry married the love of his life, Kathleen Kotchevar, on June 11, 1966 and together they raised two children. Jerry was privileged to have worked with his father and later to become the owner and operator of Al Olsen Sheet Metal. Jerry was a Senior Patroller and an Active Trainer in the National Ski Patrol for over 45 years. During that time he earned many commendations for his service. Jerry served as the President of the Wisconsin Sheet Metal Contractors Association. Jerry was also an active member of the Union Grove Lions Club and served as a past Tail Twister. Jerry enjoyed going to 7 Mile Fair so much that he had a life-time pass. Jerry spent much of his free time working on cars in his backyard. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen; his children, William "Bill" (Liz) Olsen and Shirley McDonough; his grandchildren, Nina, Billy, and Sergey Olsen and Kenneth and Matthew McDonough; his siblings, Russ (Kim) Olsen and Rog (Jan) Olsen; his sister-in-law, Bea Olsen; and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Myrtle Olsen; and his brother, Jim Olsen. Visitation with Jerry's family and friends will be held at Miller-Reesman Funeral Home on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5-7 pm and again on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 10 am -12 pm at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave, Racine. The funeral service officiated by Pastor Dana O'Brien will begin at 12 noon. Miller-Reesman, Kasuboski, Haas, and Dahl Funeral Home 620 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 262-878-2500 www.miller-reesman.com
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Miller-Reesman Funeral Home - Union Grove
620 15th Avenue (Hwy 11)
Union Grove, WI 53182
Published in Racine Journal Times on June 12, 2013