M. Michelle Van Dolah

Michelle Van Dolah, age 69, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 10:09 A.M. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa. She was born on March 19, 1948 in Monmouth, the daughter of Floyd William and Mary Jane (Nuss) Thomas. Michelle attended school in Oquawka and graduated from Union High School with the Class of 1966. She also attended Carl Sandburg College where she received her nursing degree. On April 26, 1980, Michelle married Lesley A.Van Dolah in Oquawka, Illinois and he is surviving. Michelle began work and various local businesses in Oquawka and the area. After attending college, she worked as an RN at Applegate Inn in Monmouth. She later worked as the director of nursing at Rosebush Assisted Living in Burlington, Iowa until her retirement in 2014. Michelle enjoyed handguns and shooting with her husband Les, cars, and making good deals on them.  Michelle is survived by her husband Les, in Oquawka, IL; three sons, Bill Van Dolah of Aledo, IL; Gene (Gina) Van Dolah and Frank "Bud" Stanley, both of Oquawka, IL.  Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren are surviving. She is preceded in her death by her parents, two sons, two daughters, one brother, and one sister.  


A funeral service is planned for 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois.  Her family plans to receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery.  A memorial is being established for the Oquawka Humane Society. 


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