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Mary Jo Talsma

October 9, 1943 July 17, 2019
Mary Jo Talsma
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Obituary for Mary Jo Talsma

Mary Jo Talsma (nee Ludwig), age 75, of Byron, IL, formerly of Oak Park and Dolton, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, IL, surrounded by her family. She was born October 9, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Frederick and Mildred (Hodge) Ludwig.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Frederick J. "Fred" Talsma of Byron, whom she married on January 10, 1970; daughters, Julie (Rich) Puls and Amanda Talsma both of Naperville; siblings, Frederick (Marge) Ludwig of Chicago, Louise (Raymond) Vogt of Naperville, and Kenneth (Mary) Ludwig of Chicago; and grandchildren, Richard Puls, Emma Puls, and William Puls. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, William F. "Bill" Talsma.

Mary Jo was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Byron and was steadfast in her faith. She had a heart for animals and children; using her talents to work for St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Chicago for many years. Her family was her true joy in life and she never missed a chance to care for her children and grandchildren.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Homes, 506 West Merchant Street, P.O. Box 930, Byron, IL 61010, (815) 234-2631 with a 7:00 PM Rosary Service.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 220 E. 2nd St., Byron, IL 61010 in Byron with Father Rich Rosinski officiating.

An additional Memorial Visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville.

Future inurnment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Jo’s name may be made to:

Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. Illinois Route 2., Oregon, IL 61061, (815) 732-2499, http://serenityhospiceandhome.org/make-a-donation/

or

NAMI DuPage (The National Alliance On Mental Illness), 115 North County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 752-0066, http://namidupage.org

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com


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Memorial Visitation

Tuesday

23

Jul

5:00 PM 7/23/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home

506 West Merchant Street
P.O. Box 930
Byron, IL 61010

Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home
506 West Merchant Street Byron 61010, IL
United States

Rosary Service

Tuesday

23

Jul

7:00 PM 7/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home

506 West Merchant Street
P.O. Box 930
Byron, IL 61010

Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home
506 West Merchant Street Byron 61010, IL
United States

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

24

Jul

11:00 AM 7/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Church

220 E. 2nd St.
Byron, IL 61010

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
220 E. 2nd St. Byron 61010 IL
United States

Memorial Visitation

Thursday

25

Jul

4:00 PM 7/25/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/25/2019 8:00:00 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

Memorial Contribution

NAMI DuPage (The National Alliance On Mental Illness)

Serenity Hospice & Home

1658 S. Illinois Route 2.
Oregon, IL 61061
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