Omey Olson

March 16, 2018

obit Omey Olson picAug. 19, 1929 – March 8, 2018

Omey Olson, age 88 of Hendricks, passed away on Thursday, March 8 at San­ford Canby Medical Center in Canby. Funeral service was 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13 at Singsaas Lu­theran Church, rural Hen­dricks. Burial was in the Hendricks City Cemetery with Military Honors. Visi­tation was 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 12 at Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel, Hendricks.
Omey James Olson was born Aug. 19, 1929 in Hendricks to Benjamin and Ida (Ness) Olson. He attended rural country school and worked on the family farm. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from Sept. 29, 1951 until his honor­able discharge on June 25, 1953.
Omey was united in mar­riage to Margaret Yack­ley on June 25, 1955 and to this union they were blessed with five children. Together they raised their family on the farm. Farming was a lifelong passion for Omey, along with buying and selling farm machinery for countless years. Omey enjoyed picnics at the Hen­dricks Park and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was a member of Singsaas Lutheran Church and the Rueben-Hansen American Legion, Post 195 of Hendricks.
Grateful for having shared Omey’s life is his bride of 62 years, Margaret Olson of Hendricks; his chil­dren— Cheryl (Mike)Boldt of Sioux Falls, South Dako­ta, Lesa (Tom) Franken of Watertown, South Dakota, John (Denise) Olson of Hendricks, Betty (Michael) Walter of Freeman, South Dakota, and Cris (Jeff) En­gen of Brookings, South Da­kota; 12 grandchildren— Alexis Ricci, Shane Boldt, AJ (Liz) Franken, Heidi (Tom) Pettit, Roshal (Nick) Ross­man, Jamie (JJ) Arens, Greg (Brittany) Olson, Brianna (Tyler) Veurink, Shelby Bauer and Scott, Jacob and Davis Engen; eight great-grandchildren—Mya Ricci, Henry, James and Maggie Pettit, Asher Rossman, Vera Franken and Josephine and Alexander Arens; and two great-great-granddaugh­ters due any day now; sib­lings David (Gaylyne) Olson and Bevelyn Olson, both of Hendricks; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bennie and Ida Olson, brother-in-law Alton Olson, and infant niece Tammy Joy Olson.