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Jeremy Ray Olson


February 21, 2018

BESSEMER, Mich. - Jeremy Ray Olson, 28, of Bessemer, passed away late Saturday evening, Feb. 17, 2018, as a result of injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident.

Jeremy was born on July 21, 1989, at Grand View Hospital in Bessemer Township, a son of Tracy Damm and Jerry Olson. He graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer in 2008 and attended Gogebic Community College for one year.

Jeremy proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was stationed in Guam. He was honorably discharged as a senior airman on July 13, 2013.

Jeremy really enjoyed working with Jake Armata at North Country Welding in Bessemer.

In earlier years, he supported the Gogebic County 4-H Market Livestock group and looked forward to participating in the Gogebic County Fair as an exhibitor.

Since Jeremy was an avid outdoorsman and deer hunter, he absolutely loved going to camp and spending time with family and friends.

His hobbies included playing hockey, fishing, motocross, back country freestyle snowmobiling, wrenching and tuning up diesel trucks and driving heavy equipment.

He touched the lives of so many, and he was always willing to help or offer assistance to anyone, expecting nothing in return.

Jeremy is survived by his mom, Tracy (Brian) Damm, Beloit, Wis .; his dad, Jerry Olson (Gena), Ironwood; his brother and best friend, Cole Olson, Bessemer; grandparents, Nancy and Ray Berg, Bessemer, and Carol Benny, Ironwood; aunts and uncles, Jason Olson, Lynn Benny, Joe (Sue) Seffker, Grant (Vicky) Berg and Traci Lee (Chris) Cherne; dear cousins; other loving relatives; and many special friends.

He was predeceased by his grandparents Joe Seffker Sr., Gerald Olson and Sam Benny; great-grandparents, Melvin and Shirley Jacobson, Elsie and Ray Saari and Walter and Mildred Berg; and cousin, Alex Seffker.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., at Sharon Lutheran Church, 100 E. Sellar St., in Bessemer.

A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Bill Jacobson officiating.

Military rites will be accorded at the church under the auspices of the Bessemer American Legion Post 27 and Bessemer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3673 Honor Guard, assisted by the U.S. Air Force Honors Team.

Luncheon will be served at Bessemer VFW Post 3673 immediately following the military salute.

At the family's request, please, no flowers.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at


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