Maxine Olson, 92, of Howard, SD, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Firesteel Health Care Center in Mitchell. A private, family memorial service will be 10:30 AM Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Victor Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Maxine Olson was born August 12, 1927 to Everett and Amanda (Tietz) Fett in Plankinton, SD. She graduated from Plankinton High School in 1945.
Maxine was united in marriage to Leslie Olson on August 11, 1946. To this union, Barbara, Bonnie, and Bill were born. Together they farmed east of Plankinton until 1968 when they moved to Howard. In Howard they ran Freddie’s motel until Maxine’s retirement in 1987.
In 2012 Maxine went to Whispering Winds Assisted Living in Howard. She lived there for 6 years until she was moved to Firesteel Health Care in 2018.
Some of Maxine’s favorite hobbies were ceramics, quilting, bingo, and playing cards. She was also a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard.
Maxine is survived by her daughters, Barb (Ron) Peters of Smithville, MO and Bonnie (Don) Johnson of Brandon, SD; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Helen Olson; sister-in-law, Donna Fett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; son, Bill Olson; brother, Howard Fett; and her parents.