Mary E. (Kostecka) Olson

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Nov. 19, 1921 ~ June 23, 2017

Mary was born Nov. 19, 1921, and passed away June 23, 2017 after a long battle with heart problems. Mary was born in Canada and moved to Nebraska in 1921, living near Shubert and then settling in Humboldt. She was the first born of five siblings: Leota, Edna, Bert, Arthur, Joyce. On Oct. 21, 1939, she was married to John Kostecka, of this union four children were born, Ron, Dennis, Judy, John (Rob). Mary’s father passed away in 1943. Her mother Selena later married Oscar Burgett with an extended family of step siblings: Paul, Leo, Ralph, John, Jim, Marie. In 1978, her husband John Kostecka passed away. In 1981 Mary and Lawrence (Ole) Olson were married with an extended family of step siblings: Jerry, Lola, Lenora (Boogie), Betty Ann, Lana, Lonnie, David, Ina. Mary worked on the farm, at the sewing factory in Auburn and Campbell’s Soup Company in Tecumseh until retiring. Her retired years were spent traveling, enjoying the many “little” people, and family gatherings. She will be missed by many. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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