Irene Olson


April 3, 1925 - December 26, 2012


     Irene Olson was born April 3, 1925 at rural Kimball, SD to John and Mabel (Bennett) Magnuson. She grew up in the Plano and Fulton area and attended Plano School.  On July 17, 1944 she married Marvin Olson in Mitchell. They farmed in Hanson County their entire life.  Marvin died in 1996 and then in 1997 Irene moved to Mitchell.  In September of 2000 she moved to Stickney to be near her family.

     She is survived by her two daughters: Janice Schunk and Bunny (Dan) Schumacher, Stickney; four grandchildren: Janelle and Kirk Schunk, Minneapolis; Kristy Lasiter and August Schumacher, Stickney; three great-grandchildren: Eric (Sara) Vevange, Covington, GA; Lacey Harwell, Minneapolis; Adam Lasiter, Stickney; one great-great granddaughter, Vera Vevange, two sisters: Avis Lassegard, Rapid City; Clara Beardsley, NC; two brothers: Jay (Marjorie) Magnuson, Black Hawk; Earl (Clarissa) Magnuson, OR and a daughter-in-law, Louise Flisram, Winner.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, son Dalen “Dillon” and one brother, Gunnar.


Memorials are preferred and are to be made in Irene’s name to the Stickney Fire Department. 





Sunday, December 30, 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Sunday, December 30, 2012


Graveside Service
Graceland Cemetery
Monday, December 31, 2012 ~ 11:00 AM
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Dennis & Robin Brakke on December 30, 2012
Janice, Bunny & to the family of Irene,
May God be with you in your time of need.
Our prayers are with you at this deeply sad time.
May your hearts fill with the memories of the love & joy you have had throughtout your lives with Irene.

Dennis and I will always keep the memories of visiting and laughing with Irene at the China Buffet.

May God Bless
Dennis & Robin Brakke
Posted by Rod and Bobbi Schurz on December 30, 2012
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. May your memories keep her in your hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Posted by Jackson Family on December 30, 2012
Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. May the fond memories shared bring comfort during this time of grief and pain.
Isaiah 25:8
Posted by Lois & Dave Swenson on December 29, 2012
We always enjoyed visiting with Irene. She was great lady with lots of smiles, advice and wisdom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bunny, Janice and families.

Lois & Dave
Posted by Don & Mona Magnuson on December 29, 2012
To the family of Irene,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Irene, she was an amazing women, always full of laughs and would always spoke her mind, that is what we loved the most about her!!! She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

May God comfort you and give you stength to get through this very difficult time!!!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Don & Mona Magnuson
Posted by Karen (Lassegard) and Ed Butler on December 27, 2012
Auntie Irene, you will be missed so much. With our love to you and the family, Janice and Bunny, we love you
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