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Gerald “Jerry” Andrew Overson

June 26, 2019 | 3 comments

Gerald “Jerry” Andrew Overson Sr., age 80, of Holmen, WI, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born in La Crosse on June 10, 1939 to Hjalmer and Myrtle Overson. He married Arlene J. (Holden) Overson on August 1, 1959 in La Crosse.

Jerry enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing, woodworking, building model ships, camping, playing cards, having coffee with friends and spending quality time with family and friends. He looked forward to camping and attending Oktoberfest racing at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway every year.

He was a welder and heavy equipment mechanic until retiring from his last employer Culpitt Roofing, West Salem. He was proud of his craftsmanship and always willing to help out and mentor others in this field. Jerry was often called a Jack of all trades handling many tasks and giving trusted advice and direction to everyone that was willing to listen and learn.

He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle.

Jerry is survived by four children, Lori (Rick) Keil of Madison, Jerry (Brenda Pickle) Overson of La Crosse, Debbie (Ken) McMorrow of Holmen, Eric (Donna) Overson of Holmen; six grandchildren, Kristina, Nicole, Zachary, Wyatt, Alexis and Kayla Overson; one great grandson, Anthony Olson; one brother, Roger Overson, Sr., of La Crosse; two nephews, Roger (Lisa) Overson, Jr. of La Crosse and Randall (Heidi) Overson of Westby; and one sister-in-law, Marie (Bob) Richert of Sparta. He was preceded in death by his wife in April 2019.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 6, at 11:30 AM, in the Prairie Room, at the Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, with visitation from 10 AM until the time of the service.  Pastor Ted Dewald will be officiating.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”



  1. Jason Morrell

    Sure will miss you Uncle Jerry. Great memories. Love you, Jason, Alicia and Alexander Morrell.

    • Judy klein

      Sending our condolences for the loss of your father. Your dad was a great man. Our dads had a lot of good times together. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.

  2. Jim Van Wagner

    So sorry for your loss Lori & Rick, Jerry Jr &Brenda, Debbie & Ken, Eric & Donna. As well as the grandchildren. We too have lost a great longtime friend in Gerald ( Jerry ) . You will never be forgotten . Jim & Robin Van Wagner.

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