Mary M. Olson

Mary M. Olson
Date of Birth: July 08, 1934
Died on: November 09, 2020

Mary M. Olson, 86, of Aberdeen, SD, died Monday, November 9, in Aberdeen at her daughter Carols home.

Mary M. Fischer was born July 8, 1934 to John and Magdalena (Feist) Fischer in Eagle Butte, SD. She attended school in Eagle Butte before moving to Aberdeen where she graduated high school.

On December 26, 1953, Mary married Allen (Jim) Olson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen. Together, they had four children: Carol, Rick, James and Jeff. They often enjoyed dancing, playing cards; Farkle and traveling; especially to visit her sister, Eva & Len Bringmen in Eagle Butte. Mary worked side by side with Allen at United Mattress Upholstery, volunteered often, and helped with senior meals at The Moose. Mary and Allen moved to the Parkside Retirement Community in August of 2014. After Allen passed away Mary continued to reside in their apartment. They both developed fond relationships with the other residents residing at this community.

Mary’s quick wit and spunk always made her the life of the party and she always had a sparkle in her eye. She was understanding and caring and would always tell people she’d like to trade places with them. Mary was a special lady to many people. This extended into the Thomas Family, Mary was more than just an extended grandma to the Thomas (Emmy) Family. She was our grandma “Precious”, our “Ma” (Ma Ma Bear), our family matriarch. We are truly thankful for her sharing her life with us as well as us sharing our lives with her.

Grateful for having shared Mary’s life are her children: Carol (Gary) Gauer, Rick (Emmy) Olson, James Olson, Jeff (Stacey) Olson; grandchildren: Gentry (Lisa) Gauer, Brittany (Scott) Hightower; great-grandchildren: Alaina Gauer, Hunter Hightower, and Hadley Hightower.

Preceding Mary in death are her parents, John & Magdalena Fischer; husband, Allen Olson; and siblings: Leo Fischer, Max Fischer, Eva Bringmen, Andy Fischer, and Irene Hanson.




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