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Obituary for Mary Grady Olson Van Zuiden
MARY GRADY OLSON VAN ZUIDEN, 99, of Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison, IL, formerly of Fulton, IL, died Friday, June 13, 2008 at the nursing home. Mary was born March 7, 1909 in Fulton, IL to John and Kate (Huen) Grady. She was educated in the Fulton Grade schools. She married Earl W. Olson on May 28, 1932 in Morrison, IL. He died August 8, 1944. She later married Dwight D. Van Zuiden on June 9, 1951 in Morrison, IL. He died August 17, 1992. Mary was employed at Scholl"s Candy factory and the Item Biscuit Company both in Clinton, IA. She was also employed at Vanderbleek"s Greenhouse and the Patent Novelty Company both of Fulton, IL. Mary loved to sew and bake for her family and friends. She especially enjoyed giving to others. She loved her family dearly. Mary also collected hats and dolls. Survivors include her son, Ronald (Janice) Olson of Clinton, IA; step-son Ronald Van Zuiden of San Jose, CA; three grandchildren, Cheryl McRoberts of Clinton, IA, Eric (Nancy) Olson of Phoenix, AZ, Lance (Jeri) Olson of Las Vegas, NV; three step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, Jaron and McKenna Mc Roberts; Kaitlin and Everett Olson; Andrew, Silva, Alex and Aaron Olson; one brother in law, Elmer Bielema of Fulton, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both husbands, Earl and Dwight; three sisters, Anna Workman, Jeanette Englekens and Ruth Olson in infancy; two brothers, Clarence "Hap" Grady and Albert Grady
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 AM Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. OFFICIATING Minister Bill Michaelsen " Associate in Ministries of the Elvira Zion Lutheran Church " Elvira, IA VISITATION 9:30 AM, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 until the time of the service at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.INTERMENT Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL