Marlene Olson
October 17, 1933 - February 3, 2020

​Private family services for Marlene Olson, 86, of Sioux Falls, SD, were held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Heritage Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, SD.
Marlene Olson died Feb. 3, 2020.
Marlene Olson was born Oct. 17, 1933, at Humphrey, NE, to Sedona and Ceril Lachnit.
She grew up in Humphrey, NE, and received her education at Humphrey High School of Humphrey, NE.
Marlene was united in marriage to William Olson in 1951.
In 1955, she and William moved to Chicago, Illinois, where her husband was going to chiropractic school. She worked at the Federal Reserve Bank, Greyhound Travel Services and Brachs Candy Company. They then moved to Chamberlain, SD, where they raised seven children and lived until 1986 at which time she moved to Sioux Falls, SD.
While in Sioux Falls, SD, she worked at Norwest (Wells Fargo) Bank and Carol’s Gallery and Gifts.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Sharon Hanks of Sioux Falls, SD, Deb Keller of Sioux Falls, SD, Terry Olson and wife, Karen of Gilbert, AZ, Scott Olson of Ocean Park, WA, Kim Caswell and husband, Bob of Brandon, SD, Brian Olson and wife, Kim of Yankton, SD, and Melissa Wilcoxon and husband, Ryan of Sioux Falls, SD; a sister, Karen Lachnit of Humphrey, NE; a brother, Loren Lachnit of Gretna, NE; 16
grandchildren, Rachelle, Stacey, Matthew, Jessica, Corey, Zach, Tyler, Austin, Craig, Kearstin, Craig, Shaun, Cassie, Blake, Trent and Chase and 12 great grandchildren, Daxton, Evan, Will, Silas, Violet, Levi, Aaron,
Carter, Eden, Brielle, Jackson and Karis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Olson; two sons-in-law, Larry Hanks and Tom Keller; her parents, Sedona and Ceril Lachnit; a sister-in-law, Carole Jo Lachnit and a nephew, Scott Lachnit.
Heritage Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at
In lieu of flowers, persons may make a donation to the Dougherty House
in Sioux Falls, SD, or the American Cancer Society.

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