Death Notice: Otto J. Olsen, Jr.
The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Otto J. Olsen, Jr., 81, of Jefferson, died on Monday, Nov. 18, at Sienna Crest in Fort Atkinson. Otto was employed by UW-Whitewater beginning in November 1977 as a member of the Grounds Crew and in March of 1979 he became a Power Plant Operator until his retirement in May of 1995.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth A. Comstock officiating. Friends may call at the church on Friday after 9 a.m. until the time of services. Burial, with military honors, will take place in Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson. The Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson is assisting the family.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or Rainbow Hospice Care.
The campus flag will be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Nov. 22, in his honor.