Connie Jo Olivier

Connie Jo Olivier, age 63, of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away July 14, 2021, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota surrounded by her family and many fellow nurses.

Funeral services are 2:00 PM, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.  Visitation is from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, on Monday, July 19 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and also continues one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.

Connie Jo Olivier was born in Armour, South Dakota on April 4, 1958 to Robert and Muriel (Reines) Nelson.  She attended nursing school at Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She spent a majority of her nursing career at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital starting in 1981 for 32+ years. She touched many lives during her nursing career.  Connie was a beautiful, kind, caring, loving, strong, gentle soul with a heart of gold.

Connie was united in marriage to Curtis Olivier on April 20, 1985; and to this marriage three children were welcomed into the world. Connie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was the matriarch of the family, the rock, and the glue that held things together. Connie spent many hours in her garden and reading. She was never without a book.

Connie was welcomed into heaven with a grand entrance by her son, Austin; parents, Robert and Muriel Nelson; special uncle and aunt, Arnold and Laura.

She is survived by husband, Curtis; son, Justin (Ashley); daughter, Ashley Jo; grandchildren: Jenilea Jo, Oakley, Kinsie Jo & Krew, all of Yankton; brother, Robert (Barb) Nelson of Sioux Falls; sisters, Cheryl of Lake Andes and Cindy of Arizona; special cousins, Beacy Nelson of Mitchell and Don Nelson of Lake Andes; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends that became family.

The family wishes to express “To the world she was one person, but she meant the world to us.”

In lieu of flowers all memorials will be sent to Team Hope of Yankton.

 

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48 response to "Connie Jo Olivier"

  1. By: Kim Hively Posted: July 14, 2021

    Prayers to Connie’s family. Will miss her smile and sense of humor. She was a great co-worker and friend.

  2. By: Steve and Ellen Sylliaasen Posted: July 14, 2021

    Our sincere sympathy to the Oliver family. We met Connie only once and found her to be an amazingly beautiful soul. So very sorry for your loss.

  3. By: Cleo (Rolston) Heenan Posted: July 15, 2021

    So sorry for your loss

  4. By: Ryan Donovan Posted: July 15, 2021

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the whole family….

  5. By: Denise K Edelman Posted: July 15, 2021

    My deepest sympathy. I have so many wonderful memories of working with Connie on medical and all the great times outside of work. My prayers go to her family.

  6. By: Tammy Earl Posted: July 15, 2021

    Sending you all Love & Prayers . She was such a kind , beautiful soul 🌹 She will be missed by so many people who’s lives she’s touched 😘 I will cherish my memories of her 🌻

  7. By: Rodney McCloud Posted: July 15, 2021

    I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS.
    PRAYERS ARE COMING YOUR WAY.

  8. By: Dennis Korbel Posted: July 15, 2021

    Curt & family, I’m so sorry to here of Connie’s passing. Connie was a great neighbor, and a good friend, her smile and presence will be missed in Oak Hills. Our prayers, and thoughts are with you.

  9. By: Gary Ledbetter Posted: July 15, 2021

    Curt and Family sorry to hear of your loss, Prayers for you and your family from Gary and Sally Ledbetter.

  10. By: Pat and Sheryl Schultz Posted: July 15, 2021

    So sorry to here this Curt. Praying for you and your family.

  11. By: Cheryl Barlow Posted: July 15, 2021

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Worked with her years ago at the hospital. We had quite a few laughs and fun working on Medical floor with her. So sorry….

  12. By: Tim and Ebbie Gubbels Posted: July 15, 2021

    Prayers and thoughts your way

  13. By: Marty & Jan Jans Posted: July 15, 2021

    Our sympathy to your family in the loss of Connie, wife, mother & grandmother. A great nurse and friend who gave her all of whatever she did. Her patients and staff at Avera loved her. She will be missed greatly. Marty & Jan

  14. By: Ellen and Herb Bollig Posted: July 15, 2021

    We are saddened to learn of your loss of Connie. She always had a big smile to match her big heart. She will be missed by her Grandchildren, Children, Spouse, and Friends. Our prayers are with you all.

  15. By: Cindy Milner Posted: July 15, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Connie was an exceptional nurse and a true friend. Had many laughs working with Connie. She will be deeply missed.

  16. By: Patricia Becker Rieur Posted: July 16, 2021

    So sorry that such a young life has passed. I knew Connie both growing up in lake Andes and then working at “sacred Heart” in yankton. She was a good nurse, always in control of a situation…..team player. Her patients were fortunate to have her. Prayers

  17. By: Kathi & Steve Larson Posted: July 16, 2021

    I was surprised to see Connie’s name in the paper. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of good memories of baby showers for the kids and parties at work. Connie’s spirit will follow you all you just need to look for the clues. May you find comfort knowing she is with her son.

  18. By: Cali Walters Posted: July 16, 2021

    Curtis, Justin and Ashley Sorry to
    read about Connie. May memories of Connie and her bright smile comfort you at this tough time.

  19. By: Michele (Cummings) Richter Posted: July 16, 2021

    Curt and family

    My deepest condolences to all. God bless.

    Michele (Cummings) Richter

  20. By: jane sternhagen Posted: July 16, 2021

    My Thoughts and prayers are with her family as they celebrate her life. Connie was an exceptional nurse who was not only a team player supporting her coworkers. but also a team leader, Her generosity and her love of family was evident in everything she did.

  21. By: Pat Novak Posted: July 16, 2021

    Prayers and sympathy to you all. I worked with Connie at Sacred Heart. She was kind and a great resource when I floated to her unit. She will be deeply missed.

  22. By: Vernon Frandsen Posted: July 16, 2021

    My deepest sympathies to the Oliver and Nelson families

  23. By: Renae Gasper Posted: July 16, 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to Curtis and entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  24. By: Alton, Cheryl Backes and family Posted: July 16, 2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. Connie touched our lives in a very positive way. The world is better place because of her..

  25. By: Jolynn Bechen Tronvold Posted: July 16, 2021

    Deepest heartfelt sympathy to Curt and family and the Nelson family. I can only imagine the welcoming she got in heaven when she arrived. Such a beautiful person gone too soon. Hugs and prayers from the entire Virgil Bechen family.

  26. By: Denise and Dwight DeVries Posted: July 16, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Connie will be missed by so many.

  27. By: Jan Woods Posted: July 16, 2021

    Thoughts and prayers are with you

  28. By: Charmain Hazuka Posted: July 17, 2021

    My heartfelt condolences to Curt and the Oliver family.

  29. By: Kathy Svatos Posted: July 17, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

  30. By: Jackie Pendergraft Posted: July 18, 2021

    So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to Curt and family.

  31. By: Darci Johnson Mohr Posted: July 19, 2021

    Curt and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Connie was a very special lady. May she rest in peace.

  32. By: Pam (Morrow) Groen Posted: July 19, 2021

    My deepest sympathy to the Olivier and Nelson families. So heartbreaking to lose a beautiful soul so early in life. May God Bless you all.

  33. By: Kathy vAuch Posted: July 19, 2021

    Working with Connie at Avera Sacred Heart was always a joy. She was a kind and compassionate nurse who touched many lives with her open caring soul. We had some good laughs and it was always a pleasure to work with her. My sympathy to all of you and may God Bless you as you journey through this difficult time together. I will cherish the memories we shared.

  34. By: Jackie Gall Posted: July 19, 2021

    Oliver and Nelson families,
    I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you have created many wonderful memories together over the years, and I hope those memories help you through your grief until you see her again. Hugs!
    Jackie Bechen Gall

  35. By: Jackie Bechen Gall Posted: July 19, 2021

    Oliver and Nelson families,
    I am so sorry to hear about Connie’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you have created many wonderful, happy memories together, and I hope that those memories will help you through your grief until you see her again.
    Jackie & Russell Gall

  36. By: Jackie Bechen Gall Posted: July 19, 2021

    Oliver and Nelson families,
    We are so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. We are thinking of you at this sad time. We know that you have created many wonderful, happy memories during your life together, and we hope that those memories will help you through your sorrow until you are together again.
    Jackie and Russell Gall

  37. By: Gwen Maag Posted: July 19, 2021

    To Ashley and Family (coworker of Ashley at AESS): I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of this special lady. Gwen Maag

  38. By: LAURIE LARSON Posted: July 19, 2021

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Connie. She was a bright spot on the medical floor for many, many years. Great to work with and her smile made others smile. My sympathies to her family.

  39. By: Jackie Scott and Sam Pfeffer Posted: July 19, 2021

    So sorry for your loss Curt and family a beautiful person taken too soon our thoughts and prayers to your family

  40. By: Tom Rieckman Posted: July 19, 2021

    Prayers for the Oliver & Nelson family. Sorry for your loss. Way to young.

  41. By: Bud & Bernie Koupal Posted: July 19, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Bud & Connie are cousins and they had a lot of memories growing up. Our prayers for your family. May the good Lord guide you through these troubling times and help bring happiness and joy to you and your family.

  42. By: Connie Jacoby Posted: July 19, 2021

    Our sincerest sympathies to You ,Curtis, your Family and all of the Nelson’s.
    God’s peace be with you all .
    John & Connie Jacoby

  43. By: Jeannie “Kirwan” Crowe Posted: July 19, 2021

    I’m sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

  44. By: Gloria Evenson Posted: July 20, 2021

    Shirley & I want to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Connie! She was a lovely lady! Such a Wonderful nurse and a Great Team Leader!! So much fun ! Rest In Peace Connie

  45. By: Deb Sokolowski Posted: July 20, 2021

    Thinking of you all at this sad time–Connie was one of my mentors many years ago at ASHH. Her smile was infectious and she was so fun. My heart is full.

  46. By: Marcia (Reed) More Posted: July 21, 2021

    My condolences to thr Oliver and Nelson families. Connie will be greatly missed with the lives she touched.

  47. By: Lynette Decker Posted: July 24, 2021

    Bob and I were stunned at your loss. Connie was a vibrant person and she will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.

  48. By: Mary Sorensen Posted: August 2, 2021

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Connie. She was such a great nurse to work with….and a fun person! In sympathy, Mary Sorensen

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