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Maria Ellina van Bosse

February 13, 1929 November 11, 2018
Maria Ellina van Bosse
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Obituary for Maria Ellina van Bosse

Maria E. van Bosse (Mieps), age 89, a resident of Naperville passed away on November 11, 2018 at Edward Hospital. She was born February 3, 1929 in Batavia, Indonesia.

Maria is survived by her children Jacqueline (Christer) Setterdahl and Harold (Ana) van Bosse; grandchildren Tristan and Nicola Setterdahl and Townsend and Harrison van Bosse; nieces and nephews Kees (Loes), Rob (Dorothée), and Fred Dwarshuis, and Mieke and Anton Robers.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Marinus John Gerrit van Bosse; parents Ellina and Pieter Dwarshuis; siblings Pieter Dwarshuis and EllekeRobers; niece Carla Robers and nephew Hans (Eveline) Dwarshuis.

She was raised in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and survived the Japanese occupation. Mieps moved to Holland at age 19 and completed her education at Schoevers, then immigrated to Chicago to work at the Dutch consulate in the 1950s. Shortly after coming to the US, she became a founding and leading member of the Dutch Knickerbocker Society, in which she was active except during years in Massachusetts in the 1970s, where she founded an international club. After returning to Chicago, she was knighted in 1994 by Queen Beatrix for her commitment to the Dutch community in the US. In later years, she worked for the Dutch government, traveling across the US to interview survivors of the Japanese occupation in the Dutch East Indies to determine eligibility for benefits. Throughout, she was committed to volunteering, with many years of Meals on Wheels and learning to drive a bus to shuttle seniors. She was a force of nature and will be missed.

Family and friends to gather Saturday, November 24 for 3:00 PM visitation until time of service 4:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 S. Mill St. Naperville, IL 60540. The family invites you to bring a short (or long) memory of Mieps and/or her recently deceased husband John to the service.

Interment will be private.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213.


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Visitation

Saturday

24

Nov

3:00 PM 11/24/2018 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/24/2018 4:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Nov

4:00 PM 11/24/2018 4:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States
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