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Edna J. Oien

Edna J. Oien, 75, of Kadoka, SD died December 23, 2007, at St. Mary's Transitional Care Unit in Pierre.

Services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka with Pastor Art Weitschat officiating.

Music was by Randi Oyan, organist and Susan Davidson, vocalist.

Ushers were Paul Briggs and Marv Moor. Pallbearers were Chip Mitchell, Brandon Mitchell, Tyrell Mitchell, Mark Carlson, Ted Hicks and Joe Hicks.

Interment was at South Creek Cemetery north of Kadoka.

Edna J. Sportsman was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Colorado Springs, CO, the younger of two children born to Forest and Joyce (Legge) Sportsman.

Edna grew up in Colorado Springs and attended Lowell Grade School and South Junior. She graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1951.

She met her future husband, Perry Oien, while he was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, when he was recalled during the Korean War from 1950-51.

Edna was united in marriage to Perry on November 18, 1951, at Colorado Springs. They built their home on the Lars Oakland Homestead, located just south of Perry's parents' home 10 miles north of Kadoka, SD. They farmed and ranched in the South Creek area all their married life.

To their marriage they welcomed two sons and a daughter.

Edna attended computer school in South Dakota. In 1979, they purchased Patterson Supply in Kadoka, which later became known as Oien Implement. After Perry's death on Novemer 19, 2000, Edna and her daughter Joy continued to operate Oien Implement until 2006.

Edna was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church where she served as treasurer for many years.

Edna is survived by two sons, Perry Elliot "Butch" Oien of Central City and Paul Eric Oien and his wife, Charity, of Pierre; one daughter, Joy Marie Schmidt of Kadoka; six grandchildren, Caleb, Hope, Faith and Grace Anne Oien, Cortney Mistelski and her husband, Ryan, and Kristin Schmidt; one great-grandchild, Kylar Ann Mistelski; one brother, Roy Leon Sportsman and his wife, Loretta, of Colorado Springs; numerous nieces and nephews; two special cousins, Doris and Maxine Sportsman of Colorado Springs, CO; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Perry, Edna was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial is established. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com