Esther E. Olson


May 9, 1920 - May 25, 2013



Esther E. Olson was born May 9, 1920 at Fulton to Mike and Lilly (Larson) Weber. She attended the Webb Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Plano High School in 1938.  On September 15, 1942 she married Clyde Olson. They resided on a farm ten miles south of Artesian, where they farmed for thirty years. In 1973 they moved to Mitchell. Esther worked as a nurse’s aid at the Methodist Hospital for twenty-three years and was a Kmart greeter, until retiring at the age of 80.  Esther resided at Wesley Acres before moving to Firesteel Healthcare.  She was a member of the Farwell United Methodist Church at rural Artesian and First United Methodist Church in Mitchell, where she was involved in the various women’s organizations.

She is survived by her four children: Jeanie (Eugene) Wohl, Lodi, CA; Mary (Larry) Crane, Carl Olson and Bob Olson, Mitchell; five grandchildren: Kevin (Tammy) Wohl,      Kimberlee (Terry) Culver, Karie (Jeff) Galletti, Sheri (Mike) Hofer and Melissa Olson, ten great-grandchildren: Brandon O’Brien, Dillion, Ryan and Tanner Culver, Kevin Jr. and Bryant Wohl, Lexi and Landry Coy, Ashley and Alyssa   Galletti and one great-great- grandchild, Sofia Culver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde in September 2009, one grandson, Adam Crane, three sisters: Gladys, Francis and Leona and one brother, Milo.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, May 29, 2013
2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Kelly on 06-08-2013
We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Keep God's promises in your hearts during this sad time. John 5:28,29. You all are in our thoughts.
entry posted by Nancy Reilly on 06-07-2013
Thinking of you Mary. I am so glad that Kim and I decided to come to Ester's funeral. I loved her so much and now I don't have any Aunts left. Her service was wonderful and she looked just beautiful. Those Weber girls were so awesome. She was a great mom and I know you have lots of wonderful memories.
entry posted by Charla Cope, Montrose SD on 06-01-2013
God bless you all as you struggle during this difficult time. Know that Clyde and Esther are watching over you together, arm in arm, from Heaven now. Keep your wonderful memories of them in your heart and there they will always be. Take care.
entry posted by Marilyn and Royce Crane on 05-28-2013
Mary and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
entry posted by Jim and Vickie Mayer on 05-28-2013
We are thinking of you. Your Mom had such a bright smile. She raised a loving family!
entry posted by Sharon Eaton on 05-26-2013
God be with you in your time of grief.
entry posted by CINDY MCDANIEL DESY on 05-26-2013
Mary & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cindy Desy
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