Robert L. "Bob" Olson
Robert L. "Bob" Olson, age 74, of Rapid City, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Services were held Friday, July 21, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with Pastor Dave Fechner officiating.
Music was provided by Joyce Kurtz, organist. Ushers were Curt Eisenbraun and John Brick. Pallbearers were Travis Ingram, Tim Jirak, Tim Fraas, Mike Sartorius, Mick Nagel and Rev. Lowell Boettcher.
Interment with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard were held Friday at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Robert L. Olson, better known as Bob to his family and friends, was born December 11, 1931, at Pukwana, SD, the son of Carl and Alice (Smith) Olson. He grew up and attended school at Pukwana and graduated from Chamberlain High School.
Bob was united in marriage to Beverly Oberembt and to this union were born five children, Milo, Terry, Kathy, Robin, and Cindy. Bob entered the United States Army on May 12, 1953. After his honorable discharge on May 6, 1955, Bob returned to ranching and farming at Capa and Midland, SD.
Bob was united in marriage to Luverna (Kahler) Ingram on April 19, 1986. They made their home on the ranch near Midland until 1992, when they moved to Rapid City. While in Rapid City, Bob started Bob's Stump Removal.
Bob was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church and other various organizations in the area.
Bob will be missed by all the people he had the opportunity to meet.
Grateful for having shared his life include his wife, Luverna of Rapid City; a son, Terry Olson and his wife, Leann, of Rapid City; three daughters, Kathy Hutchings and her husband, Chris, of Wichita Falls, TX, Robin Jirak and her husband, Tim, of Breckenridge, MN, and Cindy Fraas and her husband, Tim, of Derby, KS; three step-children, Jerry Ingram and his wife, Pam, of Philip, Steve Ingram and his wife, Sheila, of Ft. Pierre, and Leann Olson and her husband, Terry, of Rapid City; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Duane Olson of Kadoka, and Gene Olson of Chamberlain; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by a son, Milo Robert Olson as an infant; his parents; one brother, Wilbur A. Olson; and two sisters, Darlene Dozark and Shirley Schmidt.
A memorial is established. Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements.