Edith Faye Lager was born July 29, 1923 near Esmond SD to Carl G. and Bertha (Larson) Lager. As a young child she moved with her family to a farm near Fedora, SD. She attended school at Fedora, graduating in 1941. After graduation she attended Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish SD and began her teaching career in Sanborn County rural schools. Later she earned a BA Degree at Dakota Wesleyan University and taught in elementary grades in Artesian and Huron, completing forty-one years of teaching. She married Otto Olson on August 26, 1951 at First Lutheran Church in Artesian. They lived on a farm near Artesian for 28 years, moving to Huron in 1979.
She belonged to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Joy Circle, Huron Area Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma, American Legion Auxiliary and Past Presidents.
After retirement she and her husband, Otto, enjoyed traveling, visiting most of the fifty states. She enjoyed visiting family and friends, reading, crossword puzzles and playing cards.
Edith is survived her twin sister, Edna Baade and many special nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto; her parents; brothers: Charles and Elmer; sister, Helen Lookabill; brothers-in-law, Dale Lookabill and Rex Baade; nieces: Mary Lager, Norma (Olson) Deckert; nephews: Gary Lager, Doyle Olson and Harley Joe Olson.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to be made
to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Artesian.