Gerald Olson

Jan. 10, 1933-March 2, 2019

Mr. Gerald Ernest Olson, “Jerry,” 86, of Statesville, North Carolina, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Jan. 10, 1933, he was a son of the late Leonard Olson and Vivian Moss Olson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Lighty.

Jerry was a retired regional sales representative for Marita USA, Inc. He enjoyed woodworking, target shooting, hunting and reading. He was a 1950 graduate of Rhinelander High School in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and a 1954 graduate of Moody Bible Institute.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Mueller Olson, and two sons, David E. Olson (Marianna) and Robert E. Olson, all of Statesville, a daughter, Pamela Jean Clemens (Rich), of Mooresville, a sister, Doris Geisler, of Modesto, and grandchildren Jessie James Stanley (Kelly), of Locust, North Carolina, and Sara Rose Olson (Tyler), of Houston, Texas.

Services will be private.

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Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625. Nicholson Funeral Home, 135 E. Front St. Statesville, N.C. 28677 is entrusted with the arrangements.