Delmar Olson Obituary, Death – On April 5, 2023, the untimely death occurred at home of Door County legend Delmar “Pickle” Robert Olson, Jr., 77, who resided in the Town of Liberty Grove. The son of Delmar and Norma Olson, he was born on May 16, 1945 in Elmhurst, Illinois. His parents’ names are Delmar and Norma Olson. In 1946, Pickle’s family made the move to Door County, Wisconsin. He completed his high school education at Gibraltar and graduated with the class of 1963.
Pickle decided to serve his country by joining the United States Air Force, and he did so on December 12, 1966, when he was activated for duty. He earned his certification as an airplane mechanic after completing his training. Pickle served (actively) until the 11th of December, 1970, when he was finally discharged from active duty. He was honored with the National Defense Service Medal and promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant as a result of his many years spent serving in active duty. It wasn’t until September 12, 1972 that Pickle was removed from reserve status.
After finishing his service in the Air Force, Pickle worked alongside his sister Diane in Florida for a few years before moving back to Door County in 1976. He started off as an employee at Husby’s and stayed there until 1978, when he purchased the lease and continued to run the business until 1989. Following the termination of the lease, Pickle continued his employment at Husby’s for a number of years before moving on to the Fish Creek BP Market, where he remained employed until his retirement in the year 2022.
He was working as a jerk bartender at Husby’s when he met Terry Lynn Ehrbar, who was working as a waitress in Sister Bay at the time. At St. Paul United Methodist Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin on June 12th, 1982, they exchanged their vows of matrimony and became one. Over the course of more than 15 years, Pickle was a member of the Sister Bay Bays baseball team and played shortstop in the Door County League. In 2004, he was given recognition by being inducted into the Door County League Baseball Hall of Fame. Pickle participated in the Thursday Night League at the Sister Bay Bowl, where he bowled a 298 out of a possible 300 and came close to achieving the perfect score.