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Golda Lewison

Golda Lewison, age 96 of Philip, SD, died December 9, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Lennox, SD.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Music will be provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Elvera Moos, vocalist. Usher will be Loren Kiel. Pallbearers will be Loren Lewison, Joel Lewison, Jason Lewison, Christopher Poss, Chuck Carstensen and Marvin Eide.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Golda E. Eslick was born April 7, 1913, in Broadview, MT, the third of six children born to Alfred and Florence (Flannery) Eslick. In 1915, she moved with her family to Elk Point, SD, where she grew up and received her education.

Golda was united in marriage to Orville Lewison on August 27, 1929, in DeSmet, SD. They lived one year on a farm near Elk Point where their first child was born. In 1932, they moved to the Philip area where they farmed northwest of Philip and where they had five more children. The continued to farm and ranch northwest of Philip until moving into Philip in 1966. While in Philip, Golda did domestic work and later was a cook at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital, until retiring in 1996.

Golda's husband, Orville, preceded her in death on February 20, 1994. Golda continued to reside in Philip until moving to the Good Samaritan Center in Lennox, where she has since resided.

Golda was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Philip, where she served as janitor for eleven years, and the Bad River Senior Citizens of Philip.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Lewison and his wife Suzanne of Hurley, SD, Arnold Lewison and his wife, Evelyn of Kimball, NE, and Tony Lewison of Scottsbluff, NE; three daughters, Jacqueline Thorson of Colorado Springs, CO, Cheryl Baker of Pierre and Bonita Poss of Watseka, IL; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Rudolph Eslick of Elk Point; one sister, Katheryn Popken of Santa Marie, CA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Orville, Golda was preceded in death by one grandson, Nick Poss; her parents; two brothers, Alfred Eslick and John Eslick; one sister, Madeline Flanders; and three sons-in-law, Lawrence Thorson, Clell Baker, and John Poss.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com