Edna Eloise Olson, 97, of Artesian, died Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Artesian. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. On-line condolences may be left at Bittner Funeral Chapel’s website.
She was born November 22, 1918 to Herman and Alma (Rink) Schefsky at Forestburg. She graduated from Forestburg High School in 1936 and the Sprague Hospital School of Nursing in Huron in 1939.
She married Victor W. Olson on April 19, 1940. She lived for 68 years on the farm north of Artesian. She worked as an R.N. in Chicago, Nampa and Vancouver.
She is survived by her children, Gayle (Bill) Klein of Dell Rapids, Neal (Kathy) Olson of Artesian, Nancy (Robert) Arend of Sioux Falls; daughter-in-law, Shirley Olson of Artesian; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Irene Eining and Lottie Olson; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband; son, Doyle; brother Orville (Irene) Schefsky, and Edward; seven sisters Velma (Arden) Moore, Freida (Mark) Peterson, Amelia (Walter) Jensen, Elsie (James) Sneesby, Darlene (Al) Bauer, Pauline (Mac) Eining, Margaret; two sisters-in-law, Edna M. Olson, and Alice Olson; a niece, Norma Deckert; and nephew, Harlan Olson.