Mary Colletta, the daughter of Hugh and Katherine (Carel) Connor, was born December 19, 1931, in Sioux City, Iowa. She grew up on her family’s farm near Le Mars, and attended Union High School. She then graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Sioux City.
Mary was united in marriage to Delbert Case, and the two settled on a farm southwest of Marcus where they raised their three sons. In addition to being a busy farmwife and mother, Mary was the school nurse for the Marcus School District from 1966 through 1994.
Mary passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Kit Connor; a daughter-in-law, Kim Case; twin grandsons, as well as a grandson, Joey; brothers Carel (La Donna) Connor, Gerald Connor, and Dan (Shirley) Connor; her in-laws, Oscar and Ruth Case.
Survivors include her husband Delbert; three sons: Tom (Lauren) Case of Missoula, MT, Gary (Evelyn) Case of Jefferson City, MO, and Blane Case of Lincoln, NE; two grandsons, Seth and Dan.