We lost our sweet mom, Mary Lou Holmberg on Saturday October 3, 2020 at her home with her children at her side, at the age of 95. She was a child of the Depression and had lived a good long life. We are comforted knowing that she is reunited with our dad, the love of her life, who we lost 8 years ago.
She was born in Randolph, Kansas, July 11, 1925 on the sleeping porch. She graduated from Randolph High School. She married Merrill Ellery Holmberg in 1946, after he got back from the war. She resided in Overland Park the past 60 years. During that time she was busy being a wonderful wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She spent many years working at Panhandle Eastern Pipeline and retired from The Jones Store. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crafts, gardening, road trips and church. She and dad exemplified unconditional love.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ina Nordstrom, her brother Junior, her son Jeffrey, her grandson Mitchell, her husband Merrill, her sisters and brother and their spouses, and most of her friends.
She is survived by her children, Laura and Brian Stack, Jim Holmberg, and Julie and David Rodlund; her grandchildren, Lindsay, Jason, Megan, Joel, Kyle Hardwick; Hannah Rodlund Emme, Emma, Mary Kate Rodlund; Kirsten Stack Long, Becca Stack Hermanson; and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on November 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Randolph Fancy Creek Cemetery with Pastor Sandy Ferguson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
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