Mary Alice Collison
1937 - 2021

Mary Alice Collison

Albaton, Iowa

Mary Alice Collison, 83, of Albaton, Iowa passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.

A Public Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa. (Social distancing measures must be followed- Due to Covid-19 restrictions- Masks are required for the visitation and service.) A Private Family Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Craig Bock officiating at the funeral home. Friends are welcome to park in the Rush Chapel parking lot and listen to the service in your vehicle by tuning to a FM radio station that will be announced to those in attendance the day of the service. Burial will follow in Whiting City Cemetery at Whiting, Iowa. (FM radio of the graveside will be available also). Condolences may be left online for the family at

Mary Alice was born Feb. 3, 1937, the daughter of Wilmer "Howard" and Celia Nancy (Allen) Holverson. She grew up in Soldier, Iowa, and graduated from Soldier High School in 1955.

Mary and John Collison were united into marriage on Nov. 29, 1956 at the Soldier Lutheran Church in Soldier. To this union three children were born, Patricia, Michael, and John Jr.

She was a fulltime farm wife and enjoyed raising her family. Mary was a school bus driver for Westwood Community Schools for 25 years.

She enjoyed reading, sewing, going to the casino, playing piano, baking, and her flower garden. Mary loved spending time with her family especially attending all of her children and grandchildren's school activities.

Mary was a member of the Skien Lutheran Church, Albaton, Iowa and was very active in the church. Mary and John were custodians of the church for twenty years. She was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, Ladies Aid member, and served on the church board.

Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, John William Collison; her daughter, Patricia (Tom) Marr of Whiting, Iowa; grandchildren, Nicole Jacobson and Andrea Vaughn-Gross, both of Whiting, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Jayden Keenan, Emma Gross, Caitlyn Jacobson, Natalie Jacobson and Zane Keller; brother, Harold Holverson of Soldier; three sisters-in-law, Linda Petersen of Soldier, Tootie Collison of Chandler, Ariz., and Darlene (Bill) Krumwiede of Sioux City; and one brother-in-law, Charlie (Rachel) Collison of Oxnard, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Celia (Allen) Holverson; brother, Wilmer "Skip" Holverson; sons, Michael and John Jr. Collison; granddaughter, Danielle Withee; niece, Angela (Holverson) Gorham; sister-in-law, Margaret Holverson; brother-in-law, Lyle Collison; sister-in-law, Jean (George) Hunter; and sister-in-law, Elaine (Neal) Koeppen.

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Published by Sioux City Journal on Jan. 24, 2021.
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Rush Family Care Service
1629 10th St, Onawa, IA 51040
Rush Family Care Service
1629 10th St, Onawa, IA 51040
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Patti, just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Julie Johnston
January 25, 2021