Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Canton Lutheran Church.
Service: Celebrations of Lynn’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Yankton, SD and at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.
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Lynn Olseth, age 71, died Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Sister James Care Center in Yankton, SD. Celebrations of Lynn’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Yankton, SD and at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, SD. Visitation, with family present, will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Canton Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the charity of your choice.
Lynn was born on May 10, 1951 in Sioux Falls, SD to Martin and Doris (Helgerson) Olseth. He grew up on a farm north of Canton, SD. He attended school in Canton and Day Center in Lennox, SD. Lynn later moved to Yankton and was a resident of Ability Building Services. Due to failing health, he became a resident at Sister James Care Center, where he currently resided.
Lynn enjoyed the farm and had many happy memories of being a “farm boy”. He also loved to banter with people involved in his life.
Lynn is survived by his siblings, Barb (Olseth) Kroger, Canton, SD, Doug (Paulette) Olseth, Canton, SD, and Darrell (Bev) Olseth, Salt Lake City, UT; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; and many friends at ABS and Sister James Care Facility. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin and DuWayne; an infant sister; and brother-in-law, Doug Kroger.
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Dear Barb and Family,
Sending you my sincere sympathy on the death of Lynn. I remember him as someone that was always friendly and happy. And I also remember you Barb as someone that was always so kind to my mother. Thank you.
Doug and Barb
One of my favorites from the memory bank; Dad & Francis were combing in the field east of the barn and when they finished both trucks were at the east fence line, one loaded… one not… to save time dad put Lynn in our empty truck /dad had Francis’s truck which was loaded (and a dog!). Dad put ours in a low gear, set the throttle up let the clutch out and told Lynn to drive for the barn…he would meet him before he got to the barn. Well dad set the throttle a little too fast, Lynn got a good head start and dad got a little too far behind he caught up to him just before Lynn drove into the barn, dad jumped out of the truck ran over to Lynn’s got the door open reached in and turned the key off then fell to the ground gasping for air. The whole time Lynn was yelling at dad “get me out—I’m not driving again! Dad said when I got my wind back I told him you got that right!! Francis said Lynn walked all the way to the house he was so mad he wouldn’t take a ride from dad.
my sympathy to you and all of Lynn’s family and friends
Janet, thank you for sharing this story, I don’t recall hearing that one! I can hearing him yelling, I’m never driving again! He will be missed!
Olseth family, I’m sorry for your loss.