LCdr Gerald H Olson, USCG (Ret)

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Gerald Henry Olson, 70, of Madison died Monday.

A native of Ishpeming, Mich., and former resident of Milwaukee, Wis., he had live in Madison since 1973. 

He was a retired Lieutenant Commander in the Coast Guard and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, receiving two Bronze Stars, and a Coast Guard veteran of the Vietnam War, and a Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross. After retirement he was a mechanic for Cantey Motor Co., Rober Bud Chevrolet and Griner Motor Co. 

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa fratenrity and a lifetime member of the Retired Officers Association. He was a Lutheran and attended Cherry Lake Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Olson of Cherry Lake; two sons, Kenneth William Olson and Henry Wade Olson of Cherry Lake; a daughter, Kethey Hannah of Centreville, VA; and three grandchildren. 


Note: Mrs. Olson passed away September 14, 2014. 

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