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Mary Ann Bobolz

October 13, 1933 — June 2, 2020


     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.
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Pleasant View Cemetery
Hartley, Iowa
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