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Henry A. OLSON

Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Birth: Oct. 24, 1875
Death: Feb. 11, 1954

Death Claims Another Highly Esteemed Citizen

Henry A. Olson succumbs to Heart Ailment Thursday Evening, February 11

Henry A. Olson passed away at the Dell Rapids hospital on Thursday evening of last week, succumbing to a heart ailment from which he had suffered for some time. Mr. Olson had been in failing health for many months and entered the hospital only few days previous to his passing.

Henry Andrew Olson, son of Rev. and Mrs. Jacob Olson, was born in Chicago, Illinois, October 24, 1875. He came to South Dakota with his parents in 1882, and made this state his home since that time. As a young man he learned the grain business, and for a number of years was manager of the Farmers Elevator Company at Harrisburg. Later he moved to Montrose where he managed the Farmers Elevator and Lumber yard until he retired and moved to Dell Rapids some 12 or 14 years ago.

In 1914 he married Mrs. Mary Sena Thomson, who with two of her three daughter, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren survive. The daughters are: Mrs. Harry C. Crisp (Ethel) of Dell Rapids, Mrs. Robert B. Yule (Hazel) of Philadelphia, and Ruth, who preceded him in death. A brother, Isaac Olson, and a sister, Mrs. Clara Foss, both of California, also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, by the pastor, Rev. Horace Smith. Burial was in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roe Merry, Phil Hines, Foster Nelson, Ernest Merry, Robert DeVaney and Harry Munk.

Hermanson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Henry Olson was a splendid citizen, who will be missed by his many friends of the community. As a young man he united with the Baptist Church and has been a faithful member throughout his life. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. His genial good nature, his keen sense of humor, and his pleasing personality made him a friend of all who knew him.

Contributed on 4/28/09 by dellsfig68
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Submitted: 4/28/09 • Approved: 4/28/09 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R7843-G0-S3

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