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Fern Olson

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Fern M. Olson

Fern M. Olson, 98, passed away June 28, 2014 at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls. She was born on August 29, 1915 in Ironwood, MI to Edmund and Delina (Chale) Graton. She attended and graduated from Aitkin High School in Aitkin, Minnesota.

Fern is survived by her children: Joyce Soderstrom, Fond du Lac, WI, Mark Olson, Sioux Falls, Rolene Smidt, Sioux Falls, Dudley Olson, Largo, FL, Newell Olson, Durham, NC and sister: Audrey Godfrey, Sun City, AZ; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Nobel T. Olson; sister: Esther Baily; brother: Clement Graton; and a daughter: Sharon Olson.

Visitation will be Monday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Church. A complete obituary and on-line registry are available at

Published in The Argus Leader on June 29, 2014
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