Mary Osenga

Mary Osenga

Mary L. Osenga, 85, Leota, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton.

A funeral service was Friday, Sept, 1, at the Bethel Reformed Church in Leota. Burial was in the Leota Community Cemetery.

Mary Bolluyt was born Jan. 2, 1932, to Marinus and Eugenia (Van Reulder) Bolluyt  in Chandler. She attended Leota Public School.

Mary married Cornelius “Case” Osenga on Jan. 25, 1960, in Leota and they lived in Leota. Mary cleaned houses for area residents. The couple moved to Luverne in 1973 before retiring and moving back to Leota in 1997.

She was a member of the Bethel Reformed Church in Leota. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by two sons, Ronald (Lori) Osenga, Jasper, and Bruce Osenga, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a daughter, Barbara Osenga (friend Jesse Shafer), Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, Dustin, Benjamin, Alyssa, Colton and Shane; a brother, Larry (Ethel) Bolluyt, Revere; and a sister-in-law, Jean Bolluyt, Luverne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Case Osenga, on Dec. 14, 2007; two brothers, Jim and Walt Bolluyt; and an infant brother.

Arrangements were by the Leota Burial Association and the Dingmann Funeral Home, dingmannandsons.com.

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