Edna Margaret Olson, 97, of Sioux Falls, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February, 22, 2014 at First Lutheran Church at Artesian, SD. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Artesian.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
Edna was born September 25, 1916 in Sanborn County to Joseph and Ida (Moseson) Olson. She graduated from Artesian High School. In 1942 she moved to Portland, OR and was employed at McCann-Erickson Advertising for thirty-four years. After retiring she enjoyed traveling. Several years later she moved back to Sioux Falls, SD to be close to family.
She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Artesian. Since in Sioux Falls, she was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. She was very active in volunteer work, loved playing bridge and traveling.
She is survived by one sister Irene Eining, of Mitchell; nieces and nephews: Barb (LaMoine) Torgerson , of Mitchell, Darrell (Judy) Olson, of Mitchell, Doug (Joyce) Olson of Mitchell, Carol (Gene) Luidahl, of Rapid City, Char Barta of Huron, Gayle (Bill) Klein of Dell Rapids, Shirley Olson, Neal (Kathy) Olson all of Artesian, Nancy (Bob) Arend of Sioux Falls and Sharon (Charles) Weatherford, and Steve Olson all of New Boston, TX; and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Orlando, Victor, Otto, Leonard “Lyle”; one sister, Alice Olson; one niece, Norma (Olson) Deckert and three nephews: Doyle, Harlan and, in infancy, Roger Olson.