Maxine Olson


August 12, 1927 - March 17, 2020


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.


To Be Announced


Saturday, September 19, 2020
10:30 AM
Private Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Victor Cemetery
Mt. Vernon, SD

Posted by Michele Neises on September 15, 2020
We have many fond memories of our driving tours with our LOLs (Little Old Ladies). Maxine was always up for the next adventure, and made our trips so enjoyable. We will miss her smile and quick wit. May the memories you have bring you comfort and peace. Dann and Michele Neises
Posted by Ruby VanScharrel on March 28, 2020
Enjoyed lots of coffee & visits w/Maxine & remembering when they had the motel here. Hope there'll be something in our local newspaper soon. Prayers & sympathy to all of you.
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