Richard Gene Olson, 68 of Irene, SD passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Richard was born June, 8, 1948 to Eddie H. and Evelyn M. (Storgaard) Olson. After graduating from Irene High School, he went to work at Riley Elevator. He later went to work for Dakota Telecommunications where he worked for over 30 years. He married Verlene Sherman on September 11, 1971 at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church.
Richard loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed cribbage and cards with friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and going to his grandchildren’s events.
Richard is survived by his wife Verlene, his daughter Sherry (Todd) Assman of Dallas, SD, two sons; Jared (Emily) Olson of Beresford, SD and Brad (Lacey) Olson of Pukwana, SD, two brothers; Kenneth and Lloyd (Cyndi) Olson of Sioux Falls, SD, sisters-in-law; Janice Olson and Marjorie Olson, of Irene, two grandsons; Cody & Casey Assman, 4 granddaughters; Reese, Harper, Evelyn and Danielle Olson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie & Evelyn Olson, brothers; Keith, Merlin, Robert & Edwin, and sister Shirley.