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Mary Ann Vanderloop

September 11, 2018 GMT

Mary Ann Vanderloop

Dec. 8, 1927-Feb. 4, 2017

Surrounded by her family, Mary Ann Vanderloop, age 89, went home to the Lord on Feb. 4, 2017, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus. Mary Ann graciously donated her body for anatomical studies and has come home to be buried next to her husband.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 3921 29th St. in Columbus. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at St. Isidore Catholic Church, and interment will be at the All Saints Cemetery in Columbus.

Mary Ann was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Spalding to Joseph and Sophia (Rasschaert) Haun. She grew up in Spalding on a rural farm where she attended District #39 for grade school and Spalding Academy for high school. Mary Ann taught country school in schools near Primrose, Spalding and Greeley from 1945-1949.Mary Ann was united in marriage to James J. Vanderloop on June 6, 1949, at Sacred Heart Church in Spalding. After their marriage, they set up residence in Cedar Rapids. Mary Ann was involved in the community, family farming operations, and was an avid gardener. Mary Ann worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1962-1982 when she retired with 30 years of service.

Mary Ann is survived by her children Jim Jr. (Diane) Vanderloop, Mary T. (Steve) Skillman, Gerard (Robin) Vanderloop, Elizabeth (Jim) French, Geri Ann (Randy) Jasper; and her sister Katherine Haun. She has seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Vanderloop, Sr., in 2003; parents Joseph and Sophia Haun; infant daughter Patricia; five brothers and two sisters.