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.