Marcella E. Kathol
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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 ½ 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.




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To the immediate family of Marcella, my many cousins, and aunts and uncles: I am saddened to learn of Marcella's passing, but am sure the fond memories you all share of Marcella will make the difficult days ahead a bit easier. The Kathol family and extended family are in our prayers. May the Peace of God be with you all.

Bryan and Sharon Pike


I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Marcella. She was a great lady, and I will remember all of you in my prayers.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz


Marlene, Marietta, Larry, Janet, Bruce, and Audrey, you have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. Sally was a special person and I'm so glad I got to visit with her when I was in Crofton in 2015.

Linda (Rupiper) Coe


Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your dear Mother, Grandmother and great grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed. I was amazed that she always knew me when I did get to see her. Uncle and Aunt and cousins lived neighbors growing up God Bless all of you. Peace and God's countless Blessings!

Arlynn & Dorothy Schmidt


Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember Marcella by. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences.

Keith and Sue Pike


Marcella was a wonderful aunt and person, always taking the time to visit at family events, expressing genuine interest in how everybody was doing, wishing them well, and sharing her stories. Fond memories will remain with all of us that had the chance to know her.

Alan Schmitt


For the Kathol family, My thoughts are with you during this trying time but know that she is with you always, right there beside you in everything you do. Prayers and hugs to all of you.

Andrea Sudbeck


To all the family, our thoughts & prayers are with you. Sorry we couldn't make it to the funeral. Many fond memories of your family. Gary & Patty Suing

Gary & Patty Suing


To Marcella's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sorry I could not attend the funeral but know I was thinking of all the good times our families had together.

For Bruce and Luann, special thoughts are with you and may you travel safely.

Renee Jansen Hoile (George and Mary Ann)


Much love to Marcella's family for her loss. She was a kind woman, always a smile on her face. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Barbara (Bogner) Lee


Our deepest and most sincere sympathy for the loss of your wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a pretty special aunt, if I may say. It's always hard to say goodbye, but hopefully your many good memories will see you through the sad timeds. Sincerely, Dan and Kathy Kathol Dietsch

Kathy Kathol Dietsch

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