Arne J. Olsen, 85
June 5, 1932 — Dec. 19, 2017

Arne J. Olsen, 85 Arne J. Olsen, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. He was born in Milwaukee on June 5, 1932, to Arne and Johanna (nee Searth) Olsen. He graduated from Boys Tech High School and married Beverly (nee Smith) on Dec. 18, 1954, in Wauwatosa. Arne served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a plumbing designer/estimator for Ideal Plumbing, liked working with his hands and was known to many as “Mr. Fix It,” enjoyed hobby farming, model trains, and RVing. He loved music, witnessing for the Lord and spending time with family. Arne was an active member of Gideons International.

Arne is survived by his wife, Beverly; children, Nancy (fiance Doug Hasenstein) Fritz, David Olsen and Jeanne (Fred) Kowalski; grandchildren, Anita (Jeremy) McCrohan, Andrew (Rachel) Fritz, Sarah (Lee) Sowin, Rebecca (Drew) Budnik, Jonathan, Erika, and Niklas Olsen, and Tiffany and Benjamin Kowalski; great-grandchildren, Autumn, Sawyer, Graham and Elijah; brother-in-law, Wayne (Marjorie) Smith; and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Catherine.

The funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. Kevin Sadler presiding. The visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday, Dec. 23, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Sunnyside Cemetery in Lannon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideons or VCY American.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or