Clarence A. Kathol, age 97 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, NE.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be at the St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services.
Clarence A. Kathol was born on December 10, 1916 in Hartington, NE to Joseph and Anna (Burbach) Kathol. Clarence was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Coast Guard on the U.S.S. Hermes as BM 2nd Class Petty Officer from 1942-1946 in the Pacific Theatre. He married Dorothy Schroeder on October 2, 1946 in St. James, Nebraska. Clarence and Dorothy farmed the family farm north of Hartington. To this union seven children were born. He and Dorothy retired and moved to a home in Hartington in 1983.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was also a member of the Perpetual Adoration. He was a life member of the Hartington VFW Post #5283 and the American Legion. Clarence also did carpenter work and repair work thru the years. Clarence loved his family and enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Clarence is survived by his wife Dorothy of 67 years of Coleridge, NE; three sons and spouses David and Peg Kathol of Norfolk, NE, Michael and Gail Kathol of Kearney, NE, Steve and Liana of Westminster, CO; two daughters and spouses Joyce and Mike Dipalma of Marysville, OH, Ann and Richard Jacot of Albion, NE; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons John and Joe Kathol; four brothers Hugo, Ivo, Addo and infant brother ; four sisters Theresa Hochstein, Regina Mauch, Gertrude Hochstein, and Marie Janssen.
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We know how hard it is to let go of a loved one, and dads are such special people. May God wrap his comforting arms around you. We send hugs to both of you and all the family.
Bob and Jean
Our most sincere condolences to you, and your family. Very fond memories will live on and treasured for many years to come. The stories, the laughter, the pictures. Truly a man of character.
God Bless and keep You.
Frank and Teri Janssen
My sincere sympathy for the passing of Great Uncle Clarence
Sincerely Sheila Feilmeier (Granddaughter of Gertie)
Dear Aunt Dorothy,
I have soooo many wonderful memories of you and Uncle Clarence. Words can not express the sadness I felt when we received this news. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Clarence was a very special man to ALL of us and I'm sure GOD have a special place for him. Love from southern California.
Fred & Sherri Janssen
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