LARSON, OLGA M. - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | OLGA M. LARSON - South Dakota Gravestone Photos


West Nidaros - Crooks Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Olga Larson, 94

Olga Madeline (Gunderson) Larson, of Dell Rapids formerly of Baltic, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at the Dells Area Health Center.

Olga was born Feb. 22, 1913, to parents, Ole and Magda (Hoplen) Gunderson at the family farm at rural Crooks. She was the seventh in her family of 10 children. She lived there until her marriage to Grant Larson on Nov. 23, 1945. They lived on their farm at rural Baltic for 57 years and then moved to their home in Dell Rapids in 2002 where she lived until her death.

Olga attended Trobak (Excelsior #41) Country School where she graduated with one of the highest scores in the county. She attended Baltic High School where she graduated in 1931.

Olga was active in numerous community organizations and most importantly at her church, West Nidaros Lutheran, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. At an early age she took piano lessons and a little later organ lessons, which began her nearly life-long vocation. She accompanied many high school groups, soloist and also taught piano lessons for many years. She became organist at West Nidaros Church in 1929 and accompanied numerous choir group land soloists for over 50 years, especially her husband’s solos.

She is survived by her husband, Grant, Dell Rapids; three children: Wayne (Linda) Larson, Crooks: Merrill (Jane) Larson, Sioux Falls: Rebecca (Jim) Logue, Blue Grass, Iowa: nine grandchildren, Darin (Connie) Larson, Ryan (Shelly) Larson, Louisa (Jade) Kvale, Jason (Earlene)Larson, Erin (Nick) Bradley, Jed (Jessica) Logue and Joseph Logue: six great grandchildren: J.T. and Nicholas Larson, Julienne and Jocelyn Logue, Madeline Larson and Grant Larson: a sister in law, Toby Gunderson, Sioux Falls: a cousin, Glenn Gunderson, Crooks: and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services were held on Thursday May 10 at West Nidaros Lutheran Church, rural Crooks. Burial was in the West Nidaros Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic. Minnehaha Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Contributed on 2/2/10

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Submitted: 2/2/10 • Approved: 7/20/23 • Last Updated: 7/23/23 • R39113-G39113-S3

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