Sylvia M. Kathol
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Sylvia M. Kathol, age 76 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, May 07, 2018 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at the Beaver Creek cemetery, rural Crofton, following the funeral luncheon. Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Aaron Olsen, Ross Olsen, Zachary Kathol, Taylor Kathol, Griffon Kalin, Sean Kathol, Caleb Kalin, Aiden Cash.

Sylvia Marlene Kathol was born on April 10, 1942 in Crofton, NE to Francis and Rosalla (Buschkamp) Janssen. She grew up in the Crofton area and graduated from Crofton High School in 1960. Sylvia received her teaching certificate through the two year teacher program at Wayne State College. She taught 3rd grade at Pius X in Omaha, NE. Sylvia married Ken Kathol on June 11, 1963 in Crofton. She and Ken lived north of Hartington. In 1982 she began cleaning at Holy Trinity School until 1988. Sylvia then began working at Gurney's Seed and Nursery in Yankton for several years. Sylvia attended Wayne State College and received a degree in Human Service Counseling in 1994. She worked for several years at Well Link in Norfolk. Sylvia moved to Crofton in 1997 and worked at 1st National Bank Service Center, retiring in July 2010.

Sylvia was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, its choir and Perpetual Adoration. She also belonged to the Christian Mothers, CDA and held several offices, & Ministry of Praise. Sylvia's Catholic faith was always very important to her. She loved gardening and planting flowers. She always enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren's activities through the years.

Sylvia is survived by her seven children and their spouses Denise & Mike Olsen of Coleridge, Kevin & Jackie Kathol of Hartington, Terry & Amy Kathol of Hartington, Sharon & Blair Kalin of Hartington, Diane & Brent Haisch of Lincoln, Marcia & Dennis Cash of Lincoln, Stephanie & Jeff Attema of Meckling, SD; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild due to be born in September; two brothers Roger (Dorothea) Janssen of Crofton, Larry (Teresa) Janssen of Crofton; one sister Linda (Chuck) Steffen of Fordyce.

She was preceded in death by her parents Francis & Rosalla Janssen.




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You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Sylvia. May God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief. May she rest in peace.

Laverta Mauch


I wished to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Sylvia. She was a great lady. My prayers and support are with all of you.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz


Prayers and strength for the family during this time!

Lori and Cory Richter


Kathol family so sorry for your loss! I remember all the good times I had staying at the Kathol house. Wish I could be there. All my love and hugs to you all.

Cathy Abound Madden


Our deepest sympathy to the family. When someone we love dies it causes Pain and sorrow. Though we personally have never seen anyone raised from the dead, we have certain Scriptures that assure us of the resurrection. Jesus said: "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29). We can also, comforted by the hope expressed by the upright man Job: He will call; The dead will answer (Job 14:13-15). To know that there is a better future awaiting those we have lost in death, where the issues, such as sickness and death that plague us today, will be things of the past is comforting. I hope these scriptures give you strength to endure the difficult days ahead.

The Rivers Family


Our sincere condolences to the family. May God Bless.

Frank and Teri Janssen


I want to extend my Deepest Sympathy to the entire Kathol family. I pray that God may comfort you. God Bless.

Mark Knobbe


My condolences to the family. I remember Sylvia back when I was a little girl growing up in Crofton, and all the family Sundays together. Fond memories, for sure.

Roberta Guerrero


Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. I enjoyed activities with her at the nursing home. She was quick witted and a silly willy. I also enjoyed our many conversations while reading the daily chronicle and solving the word search puzzles. She was a super lady and friend.

Linda Lambert

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