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Jerome A. Olsen
1932 - 2013
Jerome A. Olsen, 80, of Yorkville, 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, Wis. 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 Jerrys family and friends will be held at Miller-Reesman Funeral Home on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. and again on Friday, June 14, 2013, from 10 am -12 noon at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave, Racine. The funeral service officiated by Pastor Dana OBrien will begin at 12 noon.
Miller-Reesman, Kasuboski, Haas,
and Dahl Funeral Home
620 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on June 12, 2013