Mary E. Woltz  Olson
Mary E. Woltz Olson

July 18, 1924 - September 7, 2017
Born in Morris, IL
Resided in Johnston, Iowa
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Mary Evelyn Woltz Olson, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Bishop Drumm in Johnston. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.16, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, WDM.

Mary was born July 18, 1924, in Morris, IL, to Charles and Julia (Burke) Brophy. She married Kenneth Woltz on July 26, 1943 and Laverne Olson on September 24, 1983. Mary lived in the Des Moines area most of her life. She worked as a Keypunch Operator for State of Iowa.

Mary was active in the Catholic Daughters, East High School Alumni Association, Catholic Women’s League and Bishop Drumm Guild. She enjoyed meeting people, participating in social activities and making jewelry.

Mary is survived by her son, Gary (Carol) Woltz of Waukee and her daughter, Paula Douglas of Royal Palm Beach, FL; stepsons, Tom (Kay) Olson of Des Moines and Tim (Debbie) Olson of Montezuma, IA; daughter-in-law, Virginia Woltz, sixteen grandchildren, Heidi (Chris) Warner, Heather (Jeremy) Benz, Ken (Angie) Woltz, Scott Douglas, Lacey Woltz, Cody Woltz, Shannon Woltz, Donald Woltz, Todd Woltz; Quinn Pease, Renee Gibson, Lance Thayer, Darcy Joiner, Jeff Thayer, Stacey Oaks, and Jeremy Oelburg; twenty great-grandchildren including Corey Warner, Jadelyn Warner, Jeffrey Warner, Bradlee Benz, and Kole Critchlow; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son, Donald Woltz; step daughter, Shari (Austin) Boucher; brothers, Eugene and Jack Brophy; and her sister, Joanne Brophy.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm Friday, Sept. 15, at Iles-Westover Chapel in Des Moines where a Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to Bishop Drumm. Online condolences will be welcomed at where an expanded obituary can be viewed.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 15, 2017
7:00 PM
Funeral Serice
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00 AM


Bishop Drumm Care Center
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131
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