Gary Olerud, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away on October 21, 2021, two days before his 82nd birthday. He cherished 58 years of marriage with the love of his life, Sharie. Gary spent his career of 40 years as a business manager for Guy F. Atkinson, an international heavy construction company. In retirement, Gary devoted his time to mastering the art of wood turning. He was a valuable member of the Stateline Wood Turners club and founder of Valley Wood Workers of West Virginia. Gary also loved fishing his special spot on Yellowstone Lake; camping and boating with Sharie all over the US; and exploring out of the way places on his motorcycle(s). Gary will be missed by his son Andy Olerud (wife Betsy), daughter Susan Johnson (husband Lynn), three granddaughters – Sara Olerud, Ellie Rubenfeld (husband Shawn), and Jenika Florence (husband Dan), and great grandson, Olle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Salvation Army.