October 22, 1945 – April 04, 2015
John “Buzzy” C. Olsen, 69, Gillett, died on April 4, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born on October 22, 1945 to John and Ruth (Dickson) Olsen in the Town of Lessor. John attended Gillett High School graduating in 1964. John and Mary (Westenberger) were united in marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church on October 25, 1963. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2015. John was a member of the Underhill town board serving as Supervisor for many years. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz, firefighter for over 20 years serving as Chief at one time, and a Gillett JayCee. He enjoyed collecting and restoring old cars; he could get any engine running, fishing, and gardening; sharing his plentiful harvest with everyone. John liked spending time at the family cabin in Townsend. He enjoyed cutting firewood and making maple syrup in the family woods.
John is survived by his children: Lori (Rick) Martineau of Stevens Point; David Olsen of Gillett; Lisa (Bruce) Hanneman of Gillett; Richard (Kelly Weber) Olsen of Appleton; Kristen (Ahren) Telford of Suring; 6 grandchildren Jeffrey, Michael, Keith (Angel) Martineau, Kaytlyn Cassels-Hanneman, James and Jesse Telford; sisters: Barbara (Fred) Pahl, Beverly (Gene) Colangelo, Karmen Olsen. Also survived by sister-in-law Janet (Donald) Moser of Gillett; brother-in-law Guy Krueger of Mesa, Arizona; nieces, nephews, other family members, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents; son, James John Olsen; sister, Joanie Krueger.
Visitation will be held at Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, on Wednesday April 2015 from 2 P.M. – 6 P.M.. Visitation will continue at 9A.M. until the 11A.M. Funeral Service, Thursday April 9, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz with Reverend Michael Paholke officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Hintz.