Fred William Olson
CRIVITZ, Wis. — On Nov. 8, 2017 Fred W. Olson went home to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
With one single breath he entered into the glorious presence of God our Father. The Holy Spirit granted him a very peaceful death. Praise be Jesus.
Fred was born Oct. 16, 1948, to Glenn L. and Bernice M. (Smith) Olson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glenn Jr. and Gerald Olson; sister, Sherry Stamatakos; and brother-in-law, Gerald (Nubby) Johnson.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Jerrilyn; sons, Darren (Danett) and Fred Olson Jr., and stepson, Scott (Rachel) Pautz. His grandchildren, Evan, Allyssa, Corey, Channel, Kayla, Crystal; and great-granddaughter, Kendra. Three step-grandchildren, Mason, Natalie and Owen. His sisters, Judy Johnson, Brenda (Don) Voth, Gina Olson, Patricia (John) Spindt; and brother, Wish (Julie) Olson. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Fred will also be sadly missed by his fur babies, Molly and Maggie, and deceased Shasha.
Fred was a Vietnam veteran and served his country as a proud United States Marine.
He spent most of his adult life as a long distance truck driver. At one time he owned his own trucking company and several small businesses. He started working for Roehl Transport in 2003. Several of those years he worked as a trainer in the trainer division, teaching many of his students his vast knowledge of the open road. After 10 years he decided to lease a truck through Roehl’s Owner Operator Program. He retired from this division in June 2016 with an amazing accomplishment of over 3.5 million miles without an accident.
A very special thank you to Dr. Coonen of the VA, who selflessly helped Fred with his many illnesses, Carrie of the VA Community Care, staff members at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital and Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. He received the best of care from all of these dedicated professionals.
Msgr. James Kaczmarek will offer a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Immaculate Conception Church in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, memorials can be sent to: Mother and Unborn Baby Care Inc.: 2420 Hall Ave., Marinette, WI 54143 (715-732-4305).