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Mary Ann Bobolz

October 13, 1933 - June 2, 2020
From: Hartley, IA
Mary Ann Bobolz

Mary Ann Bobolz

Born: October 13, 1933
Died: June 2, 2020
Age: 86

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     Mary Ann Bobolz, the daughter of Julius and Hilda (Steffen) Petersen, was born October 13, 1933 in Sutherland, Iowa.  Her family lived for 1 ½ years near Sutherland and Moneta, IA and then moved to farm near Hartley, IA.  She attended rural school until the 5th grade, when she attended Hartley Public Schools, graduating from Hartley High School in 1952.  She was baptized on March 20, 1941 and confirmed on May 25, 1947 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley.

     Mary Ann married Curtis Dale Bobolz on June 3, 1956 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley.  After their marriage, they continued to live in Hartley, where she raised her family and worked as a bookkeeper for Security State Bank for 6 years, Community Memorial Hospital for 31 years and the City of Hartley for 7 years until her retirement in 2001 after 44 years.  She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley, where she was a Sunday school teacher.  She was also a member of the Ladies Aid, The Couples Club, Aid Association for Lutherans and the American Legion Auxiliary.

     She passed away at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, Iowa on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the age of 86.  Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis in 2009; a son, Roger in 2017 and four brothers: Rex, Rudy, Raynard and Emory Petersen.

     Left to cherish her memory are one son, David Bobolz and his wife, Simone of Greeley, CO; a daughter-in-law, Roxanne Bobolz of Sergeant Bluff, IA;  grandson, Cody (Jennifer) Bobolz of Shelby, NE and one step grandson, Justin (Ashlee) Johnson of Elmhurst, IL; four great grandchildren: Kennedy & Hadley Bobolz & Brooklyn & Cameron Johnson; other relatives and many friends.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.
Pastor Chris Nitzel
Kelly Lux
Jerry Petersen
Thomas Petersen
Carl Petersen
Paul Petersen
Steve Petersen
Terry Thomsen
Dan Thomsen
Brad Bobolz
Randy Bobolz
Steve Lux
Zack Tewes

Art Schuenemann
Neil Petersen
There will be no public visitation.
"Jesus Loves Me"
Pleasant View Cemetery
Hartley, Iowa


Monday, June 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM
“Sending warmth and prayers-with our deepest sympathy and condolences. ”
- Craig Moore & Michelle Waibel
Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 5:36 PM
“Many years ago I worked as a waitress at The Double J restaurant in Hartley, and I remember waiting on them many times, and how friendly and fun they were! So sorry for your loss.”
- Nancy Wick
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8:25 AM
“To all of Mary's family,
We have known the Petersen and Bobolz families our whole lives, and we share so many memories. Reading the previously written condolences, there is not much more that can be said to describe this wonderful woman with a beautiful heart. She had the heart of Jesus and showed it in SO MANY WAYS. We were on the receiving end of her fabulous baking skills many times. Wish I'd taken her up on the offer to teach me how to make her cinnamon rolls. She had a fun sense of humor, and a down-home, common sense approach to life that could be nothing less than totally respected and admired by those whose lives she touched. Mary will be truly missed, and we will be sad for that loss in our lives, but we know that she is praising her Lord and Savior and we celebrate with her, a good and faithful servant. Eddie and Jo Harders”
- Eddie and Jo Harders
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8:24 AM
“Mary and I served on an advisory board for Blue Cross-Blue Shield in Sioux City together. We carpooled to the quarterly meetings and had such a good time. I worked at Spencer Hospital while she was at Hartley Hospital. My parents grew up in the MayCity -Hartley area so we knew a lot of the same people. She was a peach! We even kept in touch abut after our committee job was over. Sending my sympathy. . .”
- Sherri (Adolf)Steffen
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“Mary was the true definition of an "earth angel"! One of the nicest people I've ever met!! I remember once she was baking breads and cookies for some of the people in Hartley. Someone's family member had passed. Someone else had been sick etc.... I mentioned how much work it was. And her response was. "Well, they've always been good to me and I don't want to be naked when I get to heaven!" I responded "Naked?" And she explained "One is cloaked by their good deeds when one gets to heaven and I don't want to be naked!" I replied..."Me either!!!" And we giggled and laughed. I m sure Mary is very, very well cloaked by all the kindness she showed others while here on earth!!

- Dawn Muilenburg Bobolz
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11:08 AM
“Thinking of you all and remembering Aunt Mary. She was, and is, a beautiful soul. We will all miss her terribly, and are glad to know she can be home with Grandpa,Grandma, and everyone else. We love you.”
- Madi, Ben, & Emily Musson
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“So sorry for your loss”
- Anita Mansfield formally Anita Bobolz my dad was Art Bobolz
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss! Mary was a very kind hearted woman. I enjoyed working with her at the Hartley Hospital. One of the best!! It was good to visit with her at the Care Center and I know she blessed my Mom with many good meal conversations. All of our prayers and sympathy to you David and family. ”
- Jerry and Kathleen Otto
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“Aunt Mary Ann as I knew her was very kind to my family when we would visit from Toledo, and later to my wife and children when we visited. Very hospitable, she really loved and cared for her family. We will miss you, but we have faith that you are in a much better place now. God Bless the Petersen and Bobolz families with Aunt Mary Ann’s passing. John 3:16”
- LJ Petersen
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:38 AM
“My most recent memory of Mary was our brief conversations as I delivered her meal on occasion. We talked of current happenings or she would inquire about my life. A few times we talked about when she had volunteered at the elementary for another teacher on our staff and her years at CMHC. She was a gracious lady and pleasant to visit with. She brightened my day and I hope I brightened hers with the delivery.”
- Judy Peters
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“So sorry for your loss, prayers to all of you!🙏”
- Darla Meyer
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to the family 🙏”
- Karen Hoftyzer
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Mary Ann was a beautiful example for all of us to follow. To know her was a blessing from our God. Looking back, thankful that my daughter, Laura, and I got to visit her in her home last July.”
- Frank and Karen Siino
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“RIP dear Aunt Mary Ann. She was such a kind and caring person. Always so interested in all that was going on in our lives and our children’s lives. Not bad at making angel food cake either! (The cousins will know what I mean.) We will miss her terribly! Say hello to all those at the gates of heaven that were there welcoming you in with open arms. Now all the brothers and little sis are back together. Love ❤️ you all!!!”
- Art & Kay Schueneman
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“My deepest sympathies on the loss of Mary. She was a dear, sweet, kind lady!”
- Joan Colling Thompson
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“I am so saddened by the passing of Mary Ann. She was such a gracious lady. As a cousin to Curtis, I always enjoyed visiting with her over the years. My condolences to her family.”
- LaVonne Wright
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:04 AM
“Sending my sympathy and prayers to the entire family on the death of your mother and grandmother. Heard so many stories about your mother through the years from Roger, but think I only met her once and that was when Roger died. I would have come to her services but notice they are private so will just pause a moment to remember at that time.
Terry Smith”
- Terry Smith
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4:07 PM
“Aunt Mary was the sweetest lady. Always kind and caring. She loved to follow all of our lives. I'm thankful she is at peace now. She lived a wonderful Christian life. Hugs to you David!”
- Theresa Hildreth
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:18 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the family. She was one of the nicest women I have ever known.”
- Glenda Meyer
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 9:53 AM
“You have our deepest sympathy. Mary was a very kind & loving person.
She was a very good example of a Christian. God Bless”
- Lois Klatt
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“Mary was of great help to my father, Ing Hansen, when he lost his sight due to macular degeneration. Mary did Dad's bookwork and also provided a friendly presence. I was so glad to get to know Mary. She was a kind, gentle person. My condolences to the family.”
- Jane Hansen Kauzlarich
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“David. I am so sorry about your mom! As families we had so many memories! She was a wonderful ”
- Janice meyer
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2:13 PM
“David, how do we even begin to describe what she brought to the family? She was the absolute kindest person I've ever met, the best pancake maker, best babysitter from my youth, best fisherwoman, just everything! I loved her dearly. Keeping you and Simone in my prayers. Rest well Aunt, until we see each other again. ”
- Lori Johnson
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2:13 PM
“What a wonderful lady. Our sincere sympathy to the family.”
- Howard and Carol Borchard
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