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Obituary-Connie L. Olalde

Corinne L. Olalde, 75 died Thursday, February 29, 2024.

She was born on December 25, 1948, in Princeton, IL the daughter of Russell and Ellen Spencer. She married Eddie Hernandez in 1968 in Michigan. He preceded her in death in 1981. She then married Jose “Joe” Olalde in 1986 in Rock Island. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. She was employed by PNC in Polo for 20 years, retiring in 2014.

She was an amazing cook for her family, a teacher by nature, and a nurturer to all children. Her grandchildren were her life.

Survivors include her husband, Joe; her son Michael Hernandez (Helen Huett); two daughters Angela (Jeremy) James and Jennifer (Rey) Martinez; four step-daughters: Joell Olalde Springman, Corinna (Lance) Eisenberg, Heather (Shon) Garza, and Amanda (Jared Pettenger) Olalde; 17 grandchildren: Lucas, Jarod, Krista, Dominick, Sedrick, Jeremy, Robert, June, Sawyer, Quinn, Holly, Ashton, Zoe, Elliot, Logan, Katherine, Gracelyn;  12 great-grandchildren: Maiya, Kaila, Bentley, Matteo, Lenzo, Coraline, Ameri, Skylar, Kenji, Alias, Christopher and Malachi; three sisters: Pam (Jim) Meyer, Shirley (Sid) Attig and Sandy (Duane) Cordes; her brother, Russell (LuAnne) Spencer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. Burial will conclude at Riverside Cemetery.

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