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1913 Oscar 2014

Oscar E. Simonson

August 14, 1913 — March 5, 2014

Oscar Simonson 100 of Webster died Wednesday March 5, 2014 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday March 10, 2014 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Daniel Ostercamp will officiate. Spring Burial will be at the Bergen Cemetery near Bristol. Visitation will be 2-4 Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to: St. Johns Radio Broadcast Fund 820 Main St. Webster, SD 57274 Bethesda Home 129 West Hwy 12 Webster, SD 57274 Oscar E. Simonson was born on Thursday August 14, 1913 at Bristol, South Dakota to Simon and Annie (Skudal) Simonson. He was baptized and confirmed at Bergan Lutheran Church near Bristol. He attended country school in Union Township, Day County and Bristol High School. After his education he farmed with his family near Bristol. On June 11, 1938 he married Alice Bakken. The couple made their home and farmed in the Bristol area for forty years. After they sold the farm in 1978 the couple moved to Webster, South Dakota. Oscar then began working at the Farmers Elevator in Holmquist, South Dakota for the next ten years. Oscar and Alice thoroughly enjoyed traveling by plane and bus. They took one very memorable trip to Norway to visit Oscar’s Mother’s home. Oscar enjoyed snowmobiling, bowling, golfing, hunting, and playing cards, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family. Oscar was a member of the Bergen Lutheran Church in his younger years and held many offices in the church. After moving to Webster they joined St. John’s Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 75 years Alice of Webster, two children Linda (Richard) House of Minnetonka, MN, Robert “Bob” (Carol) Simonson of Sioux Falls, SD, two grandchildren, Eric (Sarah) House of St. Louis Park, MN, Amy (Mark) White of Middleton, WI, one great granddaughter Allison House, one sister Evelyn Abraham of Garretson, SD, one sister-in-law Betty Lou Rohde of Webster, SD and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son, one brother, and two sisters.
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