Obituary of Jerry D. Olson

Jerry Dee Olson, age 82, formerly of Erie, KS, died Monday, June 28, 2021, at his home in York, NE. Jerry was born on January 1, 1939, in Erie, the son of Virgil Olson and Myrtle VanBuskirk.

He moved to York, NE, and started his own business, Olson Roofing, Inc., which he ran for 50+ years until 2021.

Jerry loved listening to country music and was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife Zenaida S. Olson of the home; a brother, Nels Olson; a sister, Neva Redburn; three sons, Erin Dean Olson, Jon-Michael Olson, and Neil Olson; three daughters, Jenny Bohrer, Kaylind Olson, and Mary Ann Olson; six grandsons, Daniel Cage, David Olson, Jared Bohrer, Jeremiah Schneberger, Ryan Dockum, and Trevor Dockum; five granddaughters, Abbra Green, Amber Posey, Breanna Ballard, Kelly Esteves, and Mariah hopper; five great-grandsons, Alias Smitherman, Bennet Ballard, Kyle Olson, Nate Olson, and Owen Green; nine great-granddaughters, Ayle French, Bella Ballard, Brooklyn Olson, Daisy Cage, Emery Green, Kyleah Cage, Madison Esteves, Nico Hopper, and Zibelle Cage; and two great-great grandsons, Elias Wisener, and Sterling Smitherman. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard Olson, and Everett Olson; and a sister, Norma Hall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 3rd, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott, KS. Burial will follow in the Odense Cemetery, Erie, KS. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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