Olive "Ione" Holland, 89, of McCallsburg, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Story Medical Senior Care in Nevada, Iowa. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in McCallsburg, Iowa. Her memorial service will immediately follow and begin at 3:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in McCallsburg with Pastor Kathy Sandmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Warren Township Cemetery in McCallsburg, Iowa.
Ione was born in Radcliffe, Iowa on August 24, 1931, to Oscar and Inga (Sampson) Jacobson. The family relocated to McCallsburg when they bought a farm during the great depression. All of the kids pitched in and worked the farm to help. She attended McCallsburg High School and graduated with the class of 1948. Following school, she married the love of her life Luther "Lue" Holland on July 17, 1949, in Roland, Iowa. The couple resided in McCallsburg where they began and raised their family together. Over the years she worked at Holland Grocery, Lue's Garage where she was the bookkeeper for over 45 years, Donnelly's Marketing, cleaned house, and cleaned Bethany Luther Church. At age 47 Ione went to DMACC and earned her LPN. She then worked for Story City Hospital, where she later retired from. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and assisted with Vacation Bible School for many years. Ione loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, cook, travel with Norway being the highlight, fishing in Canada with Jim and Marlene, camping, Church functions, visiting the Iowa State Fair, and picnics at Litte Wall Lake.
Those left to cherish her loving memory are her children Ricki (Gary) Meimann, Lou Ann (Rob) Williams, and Mary Jo; one son, Jim (Jan) Holland; grandchildren, Carrie, Jenny, Jami, Jeremy, Jim, John, Ellie, Sam, and Cori; great-grandchildren Jacob, Lexi, Shalynn, Catelynn, Tony, Noah, Lucas, Hanah, Josie, Cole, Shelby, and Tabatha; great-great-grandchildren Odin, Vincent, Avery, and Harper ; many nieces and nephews; and cousin Arlene Matchie.
Ione was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lue, brothers Juel (Kittey) Jacobson, James, Jacobson, and John (Lucy) Jacobson.
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McCallsburg, IA 50154
McCallsburg, IA 50154