Marcella E. Kathol age 93 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield, NE.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with the Rev. Tim Podraza officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton from 4-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, at church, one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Kevin Hynes, Dan McFarland, Collin Hynes, Travis McFarland, Jon McFarland, Brian Hynes, Phillip Pinkelman, Shane McFarland, Adam Talbott, Kenton Kathol, and Ben Kathol. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters: Michelle Hynes, Karen Pinkelman, Christine Eisenhauer, Kim Renken, Shannon Reiser, Kate Jones and Anne Wuebben.
Marcella Elizabeth Kathol was born on December 13, 1923 in Menominee, Nebraska to Balthasar and Bernadina (Schroeder) Schmitt. She grew up in the Menominee area and attended school there where she had to board in the winter months with the nuns and later with Grandpa and Grandma Schmitt. Marcella attended one year of High School at Mount Marty H.S. in Yankton. Prior to her marriage Marcella worked as a hired helper for mothers with newborn babies. She married Andrew Joseph Kathol on January 4, 1944 in Menominee, NE. She and Andrew farmed in the Bow Valley, Hartington, and Pleasant Valley areas until moving to Crofton in December 1971. In 1966 she started housecleaning and was also a cook at Bogners Steakhouse. Marcella was the first cook at the Crofton Senior Center and worked there for 11 Â½ years until 1988. Marcella was the Crofton librarian for three years until 1991.
Marcella was a member of St. Rose of Lima and its Altar Society, member of the choir, an EME and Christian Mothers. She loved visiting with friends, playing cards, gardening, canning, and geneology.
She is survived by her six children and spouses, Marlene and Michael Hynes of Crofton, NE, Marietta McFarland of Crofton, NE, Larry & Diane Kathol of Lincoln, NE, Janet & Michael Pinkelman of Verdigre, NE, Bruce & Luann Kathol of Flippin, AR, Audrey & Bill Cover of Lexington, NE; 18 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great grandchildren; special friend Erwin Mackenprang of Bloomfield, NE; three sisters Kathryn Kathol of Coleridge, NE, Mary Pike of LaVerne, MN, Coletta & Clarence Stratman of Springfield, SD; brother Emery & Marcy Schmitt of South Yankton, NE.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Andrew on May, 26, 1979 at the age of 62; son-in-law Eldon McFarland; sister Annella Schulte, infant sister Agnes; brothers Julius & Ralph Schmitt; brothers-in-law Harold Kathol, Duane Pike, Earl Schulte; sisters-in-law Dolores & Beverly Schmitt.