Sun Prairie - Geraldine "Gerry" J. Olson, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on May 30, 1938 in Watertown, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harry and Dorothy Geissler.
She attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1960. On April 14, 1963, Gerry married the love of her life, Ronald "Ron" R. Olson. Gerry held many talents throughout her professional career, she taught 4th grade at Hoyt Elementary School, started a stuffed animal business, help run Doorstep Video and was a teacher's aide for the DeForest School District. Her spare time was proudly absorbed by donating her time at Bethlehem Lutheran Church as a Sunday School teacher, leading Bible studies, member of the care team and Stephen Ministry. The Lord blessed her with talented hands which made countless quilts, hats, mittens and plastic mats, all of which she donated to those in need. Her love of making quilts out of scraps was one of her many delights. She was an avid Badger and Packer fan and most of all thoroughly enjoyed attending her grandchildren's events.
Gerry is survived by her son Eric (Erika) Olson, two daughters; Beth (Stephen) Sepulveda and Amy (Michael) Marcou, and foster son Gerry Lupi, six grandchildren; Emily and Ian Olson, Peter and Anna Sepulveda and Jacob and Johnathan Marcou, and a sister; Elaine Uecker. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.
Gerry was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ronald R. Olson on June 9, 2009.
Funeral services will be held at BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 300 Broadway Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am with Reverend Charles Brandt and Reverend Steven Vera officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of service. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Gerry to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 300 Broadway Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 or to Agrace HospiceCare Inc, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Agrace Home Hospice for all their care and support given to Gerry and our family during her final days.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie
To Amy and family
We are sorry to have heard of your mother’s passing. Mothers are such a special part of our lives. Please accept our condolences.
Bob and Mary Marcou
Gerry was so kind to everyone she met! I will always remember her gentleness and loving spirit. She was a blessing to all who knew her! She will be missed. My heart goes out to all her family. Cindy H.
Gerry shared her glowing wonderful smile and hugs with me at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Will miss you here but so look forward to seeing you at home in heaven. God's grace and peace to your family and friends ❤
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. Please accept my condolences at this painful time. Losing a loved one is distressing and as comfort is needed from family and friends, we have assurance from the Bible that "death will be swallowed up forever" at Isaiah 25:8. It is my hope your family will find strength to endure during the days ahead.
Beth I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a nice lady. Fond memories from kindergarten. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers💙Cari Bloom
Mrs. Olson, Gerry, was a multi talented and giving woman. She was so full of energy and ideas during my family’s time as her family’s neighbor on Pond Road in the 70’s and 80’s. She organized neighborhood events for the kids and neighbors. I remember her laugh and enjoying life. I even stuffed animals she made in her garage as a kid. I guess it was maybe my first job. I will always remember what a giving person she was and friendly to everyone. God has gained another angel. My deepest sympathies to her children in this time of sorrow. God bless, Rob Squires
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