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Olive L. Haley

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Olive L. Haley

Olive Lorraine (Van Metre) Haley, 92, of Mitchell SD passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, July 21, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at 3:30 PM at Sparks Cemetery, Sparks NE. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM on Sunday with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell SD.

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Lorraine was born October 3, 1921 at home on the Van Metre homestead on the North Table in Cherry Co., Nebraska, near Valentine,NE to Hardin and Marcella (Mundorf) Van Metre. She was married to Donald C. Haley on October 5, 1940. Five children were born to the couple: Donald Dwain, Martha Adele, Roger William, Michael Dennis, and Linda Lorraine.

Surviving Lorraine are her children: Martha Smith, Brandon, SD; Roger Haley and wife Marilyn, Mitchell, SD; Dr. Michael Haley and wife Jean, Mitchell, SD; and son-in-law Jim Brunz, Sioux Falls, SD; Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, two great-great grandsons, her sister Janice and brother-in-law Stanley Libolt, two sisters-in-law: Donna Fae (Haley) Van Metre of Torrington WY and Hazel (Haley) Prentice of Gordon, NE , nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Don Haley of Mitchell in 1998, her infant son Donald Dwain in 1941, her daughter Linda Lorraine (Haley) Brunz in 2001, her brother David Hardin Van Metre of Springview, NE in 2009, and her son-in-law Vernon Smith in 2013.

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