Service Date January 12, 2019
Funeral Services honoring Gordon’s life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Avenue, Kenosha, WI. Interment with full military honors will follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.
Gordon Olson, age 89, of Kenosha, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Crossroads Care Center.
Born in Chippewa Falls, WI on October 18, 1929, he was the son of the late Nickoli Olson and Aurelia (East) Wiemelt. He attended schools in Chippewa Falls.
Gordon was a Korean War veteran and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1954.
On March 7, 1953 in Kenosha, he was united in marriage to Doris Jespersen. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage. Gordon was completely devoted to his wife, five daughters and two nieces, Cathy Britzius and Evie (Brian) Anderson.
Gordon was an avid bowler for many years as both a bowler and spectator. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting and school events as the proud Grandpa.
He is survived by The Female 5, Pamela (Stephen) Robers, April Dinges, Penny (Kim) Fonk, Ailene Kreier and Laura (Tim) Baumgarten; fourteen grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Olson; two sisters; three brothers; a grandson, Timothy G. Olson and a great granddaughter, Olivia A. Schneider.