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Wanda Mae Olson

Larchwood, IA: Wanda Olson, 89, of Larchwood, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society – Canton, South Dakota. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no funeral service at this time. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.    


Wanda (Boscaljon) Olson was born November 10, 1931, in Inwood, Iowa to Peter and Winnie (Gerritsen) Boscaljon. She was the second of four daughters. Wanda went to school in Inwood and married Milo Olson on April 28, 1950, on the Olson family farm. Together they farmed near Brandon, South Dakota from 1957 to 1979 and then near Klondike, Iowa from 1979 until they retired.


   Wanda was a long time active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church of rural Inwood. She loved to spend time with family, especially her grandkids, Derrick and Samantha. She and Milo were inseparable for many years. She will be greatly missed.


 Wanda is survived by her children, Les (Kathy) Olson of Vermillion, South Dakota, Peggy (Rick) Rang of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Bruce (Brenda) Olson of Brookings, South Dakota; grandchildren, Derrick Rang and Samantha (Colin Shantz) Rang, all of Sioux Falls; and two sisters, Marlis (Stan) Garman of Larchwood, Iowa and Gloria (Russ) Stevig of Apache Junction, Arizona.


   She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo, her parents, and sister, LaVonne Vande Velde. She will be interred next to her beloved husband, Milo, at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, rural Inwood.


Condolences for the family may be sent to:

Peggy Rang

2800 W Leighton Circle

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108

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Please give our love and prayers to your family. Wanda was a very important part of our church family. She was faithful in all her duties whether with Sunday school Or Ladies Aide. Her willingness to serve others and her dedication to Our Saviors always amazes me. She is missed already and we are grateful for all the hard work she gave towards rebuilding and especially getting all the beautiful stained glass windows back in place. God bless her memory.

Sandy Thomas Nov 15 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your mother passing Peggy & Rick. May your memories give you peace as you continue life without your mother.

Tresa Assid Knoff Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM