Gary Olson Obituary, Death – Gary Lee “Coffee” Olson, 73 years old, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 5:57 p.m. at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Iowa City. He was a resident of Houghton, Iowa. Gary Olson, the son of Clarence and Mary (Chesnut) Olson, was born on November 2nd, 1949 in Fort Madison, Iowa. Gary is the eldest of his parents’ two children. His father’s name is Clarence, and his mother’s name is Mary. On September 29, 1979, he wed Lucille Hellweg in Houghton, Iowa. The ceremony took place in the state of Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, two children, Andy (Maria) Olson of Atkins, Iowa, and Lynn Olson of Newhall, Iowa, four grandchildren, Caleb, Ava, Bella, and Landon, one sister, Linda (Mike) Panther of Fort Madison, Iowa, and one brother, Tom Olson of Texas, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He was a highly devoted partner and father to his family. All of his immediate family members, including his parents, his sister Pat Bouressa, his sister-in-law Christine, and his brother-in-law Dan Bouressa, had already passed away before he did. He was the only member of his immediate family that had made it through life.
Gary “Coffee” Olson Construction was a company that he owned and directed all of the day-to-day operations of. In addition to having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he also held positions as a member of the Houghton City Council and as a member of the American Legion in Farmington.
Coffee cherished his time with his grandchildren and always made it a point to be present at the activities in which they participated. In addition to that, he was a passionate NASCAR enthusiast and enjoyed getting together with his friends to watch races and drink coffee. Friends and loved ones will be able to pay their respects to the departed during a visitation that will be held on the Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton. A funeral service will be held on the Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, with Father Dan Dorau serving as the priest for the ceremony.