November 23, 2011
10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 26, 2011
Covenant Reformed Church
After 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 25, 2011
with family present 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to:
Hospice of Pella
Wife: The late Hattie Olivier
and the late Pauline (Vander Linden) Olivier
Children: The late Larry Olivier
Don Olivier – Pella
Alvin Olivier – Knoxville
The late Marlene Olsthoorn
April 21, 1919 - November 23, 2011
Matthew Wm Olivier was born on April 21, 1919, to Jacob and Lena Blommers Olivier in the Oskaloosa/Eddyville area. He received his education from the Madison Center County School. He passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at the Pella Regional Health Center-Long Term Care at the age of ninety-two.
On June 3, 1941, Matt was united in marriage with Hattie Aalbers in Lancaster, Missouri. To this union four children were born: Larry, Don, Alvin, and Marlene. Matt and Hattie and their family farmed in the Pella, Leighton, and Otley areas. After a battle with cancer, Hattie passed away in 1963. Matt retired from farming in the early 70's.
On January 28, 1978, he married Pauline Vander Linden. Pauline passed away in 2004.
Matt enjoyed going to farm auctions, flea markets, and toy and coin collecting. He loved his farm, working the ground, and caring for his livestock.
Matt is survived by his family as listed; his step-children, Jaren and Nelva Vander Linden, Allen Vander Linden, Marlene Harvey, Sandy and John Hampton; and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Gertrude Olivier of Pella; his sister-in-law. Magdalene Aalbers; and many nieces and nephews.
Those who preceded him in death were: his wives, Hattie and Pauline, his son Larry in 1996, and his daughter Marlene Olsthoorn in 2007.
Linda (the late Larry Olivier) and Lyle Hubbard – Kalona, IA
Lowell Olivier-Shaw and John Olivier-Shaw
Lana and Larry Corso
Don and Mary Ann Olivier – Pella, IA
Duane and Nicole Olivier
Dan and Christy Olivier
Marcy and Chris De Haan
Isaac De Haan
Nicolaas De Haan
Alvin and Mary Olivier – Knoxville, IA
Stacey and Galen Kauzlarich
The late Marlene and Larry (Nancy) Olsthoorn – Newburgh, IN