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Mernie R. Olson

September 12, 1930 February 6, 2020
Mernie R. Olson
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Funeral services for Mernie R. Olson, 89, Langford, SD will be 10:00am, Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Langford, SD with Pastor Ramona Hayes officiating. Burial at Hillside Cemetery, Langford, at a later date. Mernie died Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.

Visitation will be 3-7pm, Monday, with family present from 5-7pm, followed by a prayer service at 7:00pm at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.

Mernie was born in Independence Township in Day County, SD, to Thomas S. and Alma (Stave) Olson. He was confirmed at Falnes Lutheran Church in rural Langford, SD. In the early years he worked at various jobs such as driving bus, construction and working for area farmers. He was drafted into the military branch of Army Air Force 101st Air Born.

He married Juliene Kwasniewski and to this union two daughters were born, Kathleen and Joan.

Mernie married Joyce M. Carter on January 7, 1961 in Langford. They spent time working in Iowa, Minnesota and DeSmet, SD. They returned to Day County to raise their family on the farm. They farmed with his dad and his brother Bernard, and milked cows. He loved plowing the fields, smelling the fresh dirt turning over. He enjoyed driving to visit family, with snowstorms his favorite time to go!

He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed antique tractors, steam engines and older cars. He was a lifelong member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Langford and belonged to the American legion.

Grateful for having shared Mernie’s life are: his wife Joyce Olson; sons Ole T. & Lorna Olson, Pierpont, SD, Jerome & Denise Olson, Langford, SD, Reuben & Angelina Olson, Redfield, SD, and Nels & Marsha Olson, Aberdeen; grandchildren Joshua L. & Patti Olson, Breana Olson, Jonie Olson, Katie Olson and April Olson; great-grandchildren Hunter, Kinlee, Ryker and Briella; siblings Amy Baule, Evelyn Olson, Thelma Dutenhoffer, Elsie Reinhart, Opal & Gary Jordan and Martin Harty.

Preceding Mernie in death are parents Thomas S. & Alma Olson; siblings Junior Olson, Ole TA Olson, Christine Harty and Bernard Olson.

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Visitation

Monday

10

Feb

3:00 PM 2/10/2020 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/10/2020 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

With Family Present 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Prayer Service

Monday

10

Feb

7:00 PM 2/10/2020 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

11

Feb

10:00 AM 2/11/2020 10:00:00 AM
Evangelical Lutheran Church

108 Walnut St
Langford, SD 57454

Evangelical Lutheran Church
108 Walnut St Langford 57454 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hillside Cemetery - Langford, SD Final Resting Place

Langford, SD
Langford, SD 57454

Langford, SD Langford 57454 SD
United States
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