Edith Faye Olson


July 29, 1923 - May 5, 2016


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.



Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, May 11, 2016
1:30 PM
First Lutheran Church
Artesian, South Dakota


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by JoAan Hittle on May 14, 2016
I taught with Edith in Huron at Jefferson Elementary and gave her retirement speech when she retired from the Huron School District... What a wonderful, fun, loving person! She and Otto are together again! You will be missed on this earth Edith!!
Posted by David Harris on May 11, 2016
Mrs Olson was 3rd and 4th grade teacher in Artesian, 1958-60. She was far and away my favorite teacher for my entire 8 yrs of elementary school. I am sorry I never had the occasion to tell her that. We moved away from Artesian in 1960 and age 9 was the last time I saw her.
Posted by Donna Lager on May 7, 2016
We love you, Aunt Edith...and will miss you. Edith always was a very poised, polite, caring and classy lady.
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