Gerald "Jerry" Oleson

April 6, 1943 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 77)


Gerald “Jerry” Eugene Oleson, 77 of Crawford, Nebraska crossed to his heavenly home on July 28th, 2020 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Jerry was born on April 6th, 1943 to Louis Guy Oleson and Erma Lee Oleson in Culbertson, Nebraska. Jerry spent his younger years attending school in Trenton, Nebraska before moving to Englewood, Colorado. Jerry joined the army in April of 1961 and was proud to serve his county. In December of 1970 he entered into marriage to Glee Ann Rising and to this union came Vince and Valarie Vieyra who he considered his own. On August 14th, 1972 his son Nathan Oleson was born. Jerry would make Crawford, Nebraska his home and spent 28 years working for the BNSF railroad where he gained many friends. Jerry never met a stranger and was an avid Denver Bronco and Nebraska Cornhusker fan. He could always be found at the Legend Buttes golf course in Crawford. Jerry’s greatest joy was being surrounded by his grandchildren. Last year in 2019 Jerry was privileged to take a trip to Washington DC on the honor flight with is son Nathan. This was something he cherished. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his 4 siblings. Jerry is survived by his sons Vince Vieyra of Hot Springs, SD, Nathan Oleson of Crawford, NE and daughter Valarie Vieyra of Torrington, Wyoming, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many family and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be determined at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Chadron Honor Flight Chapter or Crawford Volunteer Fire Department Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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