Olive ‘Ollie’ Ryman enjoyed fishing on Lake Oahe
Memorial services for Olive “Ollie” Mae Ryman, 85, of Aberdeen, will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at First Assembly of God Church in Aberdeen.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Warner Township Cemetery under the direction of Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen.
Olive died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.
Olive Mae Fulker, daughter of Harold and Marie (Magone) Fulker, was born March 8, 1928, in Aberdeen. She grew up on the family farm near Aberdeen and attended country school. She graduated from Aberdeen Central High School.
Ollie married William Ryman on Oct. 6, 1946, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Warner. They lived on his family farm near Mansfield, raising seven children and having many holiday celebrations for family and friends there.
She enjoyed helping her children with their 4-H projects and attending school activities. They lived at the farm until moving to Mobridge in 1993.
Ollie accepted Christ as her Savior on Aug. 26, 1979 and she was baptized one month later. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Aberdeen, where she served as a deacon’s wife, an officer for Women’s Ministries, church choir member and nursery worker. She and her husband were in charge of the senior adult ministry. They also served as lay ministers in retirement and nursing homes in Aberdeen for 12 years.
She was a former member of the Mobridge Assembly of God Church, a member of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary in Aberdeen and past member of Hub City Gideon’s Auxiliary.
She enjoyed fishing on the Missouri River with her husband and friends. July 4 was a special time when her family would come to Mobridge. She also enjoyed reading and writing letters.
Ollie is survived by her two sons, Dr. Stan (Carly) Ryman of Aberdeen and Rev. David (Jenny) Ryman of Blackfoot, Idaho; three daughters, Gwen Heyd of Crooks, Karen (Michael) Jones of Big Fork, Mont., and Lori (Dr. Kevin) Peterson of Lake Elmo, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Vicki Richardson of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; two brothers, Robert and Arthur Fulker of Aberdeen; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; daughter, Margie; son, Glenn; sister, Mary Miller; son-in-law, Allen Heyd; granddaughter-in-law, Laura DeVaan; and grandson-in-law, Dean Leuning.