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Mary Olgers

February 8, 1943 - November 8, 2019
Holland, MI



Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Harbor Humane Society
14345 Bagley St at US 131
West Olive, MI 49460
(616) 399-2119
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Resthaven Care Community
948 Washington Ave
Holland, MI 49423

Life Story / Obituary


Mary Ellen (Walters) Olgers, 76, of Holland, died on Friday, November 8, 2019.

She was born in Holland to James and Jeanette (Alferink) Walters. She graduated from Holland High School in 1961 and attended Grand Valley State University. She had been employed at Margaret's boutique and the Windmill Island gift shop in Holland.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Earl of Holland; her son, Greg (Kathy) Olgers of Holland; much-loved grandchildren, David and Amy, both of Holland; brother, Ronald (Cynthia) Walters of Ludington; sisters, Janice (Jack) Pagel of Sturgis and Linda (Stanley) Sal of Zeeland; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Melvin) Dokter of Homer Glen, Illinois, Carol (Carl) Dulmes of Oostburg, Wisconsin, and Sheila (James) Jones of Felch, Michigan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Rev. Lambert and Isla Mae (Potter) Olgers; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Shirley (Olgers) Heerema Zeilenga, Gerald Heerema, Thomas Zeilenga, Beatrice (Olgers) Nyenhuis and Duane Nyenhuis.

A memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, at Dykstra Funeral Home - Mulder Chapel, 188 W. 32nd St. in Holland. No memorial service is planned. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery.

The family is especially grateful to the staff of David's House in Resthaven's Good Shepherd Home for their loving and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Resthaven Care Center or the Harbor Humane Society.