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Barbara Olson

Barbara Olson, age 63, of Madison, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls SD.

Funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 16th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison SD, with Rev. Bob Hansen officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 PM on Friday October 15th at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel with family present and will continue on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery following service.  Online guestbook is at

Barbara Ann Scholl was born November 27, 1957, in Madison, SD to Rudy & LaFerne (Timmons) Scholl.  She attended Arlington Elementary and then attended Washington Elementary in Madison starting in the 6th grade.  She went on to graduate from Madison High School.  Barbara married Steven Olson on June 12, 1975, making their home in Madison.  Over the years, Barb worked at Arctic Cat, GEHL, and other various employers with her most recent job being at Madison Regional Health System.  

Some of Barb’s past times were camping, fishing, animals, attending Lake County dirt-track racing to watch her son race, and watching NASCAR on Sundays.  She was very proud of her family and loved spending her time with them, especially her 5 grandchildren.  Barb loved making road trips with her girls to Big & Rich concerts and being in the Black Hills.  One of her favorite holidays was Christmas time and loved to decorate for the holidays.

Barb is survived by her husband, Steve of Madison; daughter, Amie Olson of Wentworth SD; daughter, Monica Yanzick and her children, Jayden & Tanner all of Sioux Falls; son, Justin (Kristin) Olson and their children, Brynlee, Brecklynn and Braysen all of Madison; sister, Jean (Harlan) Gluhm of Madison; three brothers, Rudy (Sandy) Scholl of Junius, SD, Bill (Fritzie) Scholl of Madison, Dave (Sharla) Scholl of Sioux Falls; two step-brothers, Chris (Anna) Scholl and Matt (Mindy) Scholl all of Brookings; step-sister, Crystal Scholl of Brookings; many nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Duane and one sister, Joan.

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