Pearl Olson

Dates

September 3, 1918 - December 5, 2014

Obituary

Pearl Olson was born on September 3, 1918 to James and Martha (Larson) Olson near Mount Vernon SD.  Pearl had four sisters:  Mamie, Myrtle, Stella and Gladys and three brothers:  Earl, Ed and Jimmy.  Pearl always worked hard and helped her brothers and sisters on the farm with the farm work. 

Pearl attended elementary school at Webster Grade School and went on to Hopper High School.  After high school she attended Notre Dame Academy and Dakota Wesleyan University.  Pearl became a teacher and taught in many rural schools in Aurora and Davison counties.  After thirty-eight years of teaching she retired and moved from the farm to Mitchell where she could be closer to her family.  For several years she cared for her sister, Myrtle, until her passing in 2003. 

Her life was devoted to her family and she loved teaching and the children she taught.  Pearl had a beautiful rose garden and enjoyed gardening and visiting with family and friends.  She especially loved the phone calls she received from her faraway family.

Her special friends were Ilene Brookbank and Riney and Virginia Stahlecker.


Visitation(s)

Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
10:30 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota


entry posted by Sandy Breland Taylor on 04-19-2016
Miss Olsen was my K-4th grade teacher at Belford. She was a wonderful teacher. I will always remember my years there with great fondness.
entry posted by Sheryl Wilson on 12-09-2014
Miss Olson was teacher at Belford Grade School. I was in the upper class room with Mr Stricken. My Mother, Freda was the cook. I have many memories. But what I most remembered was the extra time she took for her students and to prepare.
entry posted by LaDeen Schmidt Krueger on 12-08-2014
Pearl Olson was my 1st - 4th grade teacher. She was one of the reasons I became a teacher myself! She was a sweet and caring person! I will miss her!
entry posted by Mike and Jayne JONASEN on 12-08-2014
So sorry to hear of Pearls passing, Mike and I were neighbors with her on W. 11th St. for years. She always stayed in contact with us even after we moved, she will be greatly missed.
entry posted by Jackie Christiansen on 12-07-2014
Pearl was a jewel, when I took care of her at Prairie Crossings. Deepest sympathy.
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