The Olsen Funeral
Home typifies the hard work and continuity that has made Jefferson
County the thriving area it is today. We are proud of our history
and would like to share it with you.
In 1888 J.G. Fuchs started a furniture
an undertaking business which he operated until his
death in 1912, when his son, Adam G. Fuchs, took over.
In 1926 he sold the business to Oscar
In 1941 Harry Minshall purchased the
business. He sold the furniture store to Arthur Swanson in 1947 and
retained the funeral home to serve the community.
In 1966 Harry Minshall selected
Bernellyn Olsen to join him in the firm.
In 1974 upon Harry's retirement,
Bernie Olsen and his wife, Mona, purchased the funeral home,
changing the name to Minshall-Olsen Funeral Home.
In 1981 Bernie and Mona Olsen proudly
accepted the "Jefferson Citizen of the Year" award.
In 1987 Bernie purchased the
Hickey-Kent Funeral Home in Whitewater. His eldest son, James joined
the family business and the name at both locations was changed to
Olsen Funeral Home.
In 1995 another of Bernie's seven
David, became part of the team.
The Olsen Family offers more than 75
years of funeral directing experience. Experience, integrity,
compassion and dedication has made us the funeral home of choice for
We are committed to continuing the
tradition established back in 1888 by J.G. Fuchs, serving all faiths
in a home-like setting.