Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Gerald "Jerry" "Beetle" R. Olson
October 2, 1945 - February 8, 2020 (Age 74)
Watertown, WI
Service: February 15, 2020
Gerald "Jerry" "Beetle" R. Olson
Gerald "Jerry" "Beetle" R. Olson, 74, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
A Celebration of Life with be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 305, located at 223 First Street in Johnson Creek, WI. Memorials if desired, could be made to Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.Hafemeisterfh.com.
Jerry was born on October 2, 1945 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, the son of Ray and Rose (nee Timm) Olson. He was a graduate of Watertown High School. On November 28, 1964 he married the love of his life Pat Burns at St. Francis Catholic Church in Jefferson. Jerry had been employed at APV Crepaco in Lake Mills for over 30 years working in the foundry. You could often find Jerry socializing with everyone he passed. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved spending time outdoors hunting, camping, and fishing. He also enjoyed playing league softball and horseshoes. Jerry loved his dogs and was often seen spoiling them. He enjoyed spending time in his shed tinkering with tools and building. He was a collector of anything Yosemite Sam. Whenever he could, Jerry was off riding his one of a kind trike. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jerry was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather!
Jerry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pat Olson of Watertown; daughter Chris Blakey; grandchildren, Ashley (Brian) Wendt and Bob Blakey; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Blair Wendt; along with numerous brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Bob Blakey as well as numerous brothers and sisters.


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