Marilyn Holdren

Marilyn J. Holdren (Bope)

Tuesday, September 20th, 1938 - Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Marilyn J. Holdren, nee Bope, age 80, loving mother of Jeri (Ron) Bennett, Jana (Bert) Carr and Jeff (Sandy) Bready. Cherished grandmother of Kelly, Tara, Devin and Sean. Dearest great-grandmother of Connor, Tyler, Alyssa, Adeline, Adaiah and Arrow. Loving companion of 22 years to Fred Sytsma. Preceded in death by her sister Janet Bready.

Marilyn always had a positive attitude and was very independent. She loved flowers and especially loved her ice cream. Marilyn was a faithful member of Calvary Church of Orland Park where she was a long time choir member.

Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019, 3-8 PM. Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Interment private.

Memorials to:

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IPF Foundation)
21301 S. Tamiami Trail
Ste. 320 PMB 226
Estero, FL 33928

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 10:00am
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment



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Michael McVady

Posted at 05:22pm
I am sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She managed the office space I rented for years. I always looked forward to talking with her about everyday stuff. I appreciated her energy and good nature. Marilyn had a lot of charisma. I miss her and I looked her up to find that she had passed away. I am sorry that I had not seen her in about 6 years. Anyway, a shining light she is!

Michael McVady

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Posted at 02:08pm
Marilyn will remain in our hearts forever.
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Sandy Boss

Posted at 09:39pm
I am so sad to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was a wonderful Christian lady I sang with her for many years at Calvary. She was deeply loved by many. Always had a kind word to say about everyone she saw. She sure fought a good fight and now she is with her Lord and Savior free of pain singing with all her friends and loved ones. I will miss her
A Posted at 08:31pm

I agree with Sandy. I have known Marilyn for almost 40 years and she was a dear friend. One of the most optimistic persons I have ever known. All who knew her (especially her family) will miss her but knowing she is in Heaven with Jesus and singing in the choir with the angels and all that passed before her is the greatest Joy that she will endure forever there. Praying for comfort and Peace for her family.

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