Jerome Olesch

Jerome Olesch

Jerome Olesch, 76, a resident of Ham Lake, formerly of Little Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Unity Hospital in Fridley. A Memorial Service was held Monday, Oct. 7 at at the Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Jerome Olesch was born June 21, 1937, in Little Falls, to the late Roman and Bernadine Robinson. He grew up and attended school in Little Falls. Jerome enlisted into the United States Navy, June 16, 1959, at the 9th Naval District, Great Lakes, Ill. He was honorably discharged March 1, 1961. He was united in marriage to Alice M. Stumpf, June 23, 1962, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls. The couple moved to Blaine. Jerome worked for Hauenstein Burmeister Passenger Elevators for over 30 years as a foreman. The couple retired and moved to Little Falls, MN. Alice died Oct. 16, 2004, and Jerome continued living in Little Falls. He then moved into the Alverna Apartments in Little Falls and resided there for 13 months. He moved to Ham Lake, to be close to his daughter, Paulette. Jerome enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, telling jokes, watching Western movies, the Minnesota Vikings, playing cards and pool at the Senior Center, and going to the casino. He could bs with the best of them.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Paulette Patricia (Roger) Rickey of Ham Lake; son, Paul Duane (Leisha) Olesch of Savannah, Ga.; siblings, Duane (Shirley) Olesch, Chuck (Linda) Olesch, Larry Butch (Marlene) Olesch, Donna (John) Poppen, Patty (Butch) Poppen and Cindy Rowen all of Little Falls; grandchildren, Jessica Ann, April Ann, Shannon Marie, Nicholas Richard, Adam Joseph and Jeremy Michael; great-grandchildren, Taylin T-bug Rickey, Tanaya Rickey, Brock Mevissen, Addison Karolevitz, Lily Ann Ritter, Benjamin Kuharik, Timmy Kuharik, Olivia Washburn, Danny Washburn, Skyler Rickey, Aalyiah Rickey and Emily Rickey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Bernadine; wife, Alice Olesch and siblings, Robert and Linda.

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