Eric Olson

Artesian

Eric Neal Olson, 43, of Artesian, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell, with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with a prayer service beginning at 8 p.m.
Eric Neal Olson was born Oct. 30, 1973, the oldest of three children to Neal and Kathleen (Schroeder) Olson at the Huron Regional Hospital in Huron. He attended all 12 years of school at Artesian/Letcher School, graduating in May of 1992. He played in the school band, on the football team and was a member of FFA. Eric helped design the Rebel school mascot. He attended school at SDSU in Brookings, and Bozeman University in Bozeman, Mont.
Eric lived in Sioux Falls where he held numerous jobs for two years. Eric then moved to Mitchell and commuted to his parent’s farm at Artesian to help farm. He was in the process of buying his grandparent’s house where they lived for several years.
He was an avid reader, wrote short stories and was a good artist. He read his Bible every day in different versions. He was trying to learn the Aramaic language Jesus and his disciples spoke.
Eric is survived by his parents, Neal and Kathleen Olson of Artesian; his sister, Nicole (Corey) Whitney of Armour; his brother, Ryan (Katrina) Olson of Artesian; nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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