Esther E. Olson was born May 9, 1920 at Fulton to Mike and Lilly (Larson) Weber. She attended the Webb Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Plano High School in 1938. On September 15, 1942 she married Clyde Olson. They resided on a farm ten miles south of Artesian, where they farmed for thirty years. In 1973 they moved to Mitchell. Esther worked as a nurse’s aid at the Methodist Hospital for twenty-three years and was a Kmart greeter, until retiring at the age of 80. Esther resided at Wesley Acres before moving to Firesteel Healthcare. She was a member of the Farwell United Methodist Church at rural Artesian and First United Methodist Church in Mitchell, where she was involved in the various women’s organizations.
She is survived by her four children: Jeanie (Eugene) Wohl, Lodi, CA; Mary (Larry) Crane, Carl Olson and Bob Olson, Mitchell; five grandchildren: Kevin (Tammy) Wohl, Kimberlee (Terry) Culver, Karie (Jeff) Galletti, Sheri (Mike) Hofer and Melissa Olson, ten great-grandchildren: Brandon O’Brien, Dillion, Ryan and Tanner Culver, Kevin Jr. and Bryant Wohl, Lexi and Landry Coy, Ashley and Alyssa Galletti and one great-great- grandchild, Sofia Culver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde in September 2009, one grandson, Adam Crane, three sisters: Gladys, Francis and Leona and one brother, Milo.