Gregory M. Ohlsen, age 73, of Utica, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at York, after a long battle with chronic kidney disease.
He was born Aug. 20, 1948, at Muscatine, Iowa, to John E. and Joyce (Havemann) Ohlsen. On Dec. 2, 1970, he was married to Kathryn McLeod at Bellevue. Greg taught German and English at Centennial Public Schools and owned and operated Ohlsen Insurance Agency in Utica for 25 years. He was an active member of Utica United Methodist Church and Utica Village Board of Trustees. Greg had a brain for details, and he loved reading westerns and trips to the Colorado mountains. A true sports fan, he followed all Husker sports and Atlanta Braves baseball.
Greg is survived by his wife, Kathy, of Utica; daughter, Lauren (Kyle) Marcum of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and son, Eric (Sarah) Ohlsen of Washington, D.C. His beloved grandchildren include, Thomas Gregory Marcum, Hannah Lu Marcum, Esmé Eleanor Ohlsen and Jude Oliver Ohlsen. Also surviving is a cousin, Barb (Warden) McKee of Louisville, Colorado, niece, Katie Avise of Clive, Iowa, and sister-in-law, Lana Ohlsen of Urbandale, Iowa. Greg was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Steven.
A memorial service is scheduled 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Utica United Methodist Church with a luncheon afterward. Memorials may be directed to the church (PO Box 427, Utica, NE 68456) or to Utica Community Foundation (PO Box 158, Utica, NE 68456) to benefit the village he loved. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.metzmortuary.com .