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Olive LaMont, 94, of Willow Lake

Posted: Thursday, Feb 14th, 2013

WILLOW LAKE Olive LaMont, 94, of Willow Lake, died at her home on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services at the Collins Cemetery at Willow Lake will be privately conducted by the Rev. Rosanne Anderson.

Olive Riter was born on July 29, 1918, on a farm near Willow Lake, to George and Grace (Harrington) Riter. She graduated in 1936. She attended the General Beadle College in Madison, obtaining her teaching certificate. She taught in Clark County Rural schools.

On April 23, 1938 she married Walter LaMont at the Congregational Church in Watertown. The couple celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in 2012.

She was a life-long member of the United Church of Christ in Willow Lake, serving as a former Sunday School teacher, and on various Church boards.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a daughter-in-law, Linda, a sister, a brother, a brother-in-law, and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 75 years, Walter, of rural Willow Lake, four sons, Roger (Sharon) LaMont of Carpenter, Rodney (Joyce) LaMont of Sturgis, Merlyn LaMont of Mobridge and Myron (Vicki) LaMont of Willow Lake, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Margaret Riter of Richardson, Texas.

Furness Funeral Home of Clark is serving the family where there is an on-line registry at www.furnessfuneralhome.com.

For the complete article see the 02-13-2013 issue.

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