Mary Ann Thoene
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Mary Ann Thoene, age 84 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. To view the video tribute or to send online condolences, please visit .

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brandon Thoene, Neil Thoene, Jesse Thoene, Tony Thoene, Bill Lucht, John Lucht and Adam Lammers. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Olivia Witte, Lindsay Scott, Brea Frick, Chrissy McGraw, Laurie Lammers, Mandy Bruning, Amy Pinkelman, Angela Johnson, Alena Thoene, Kimberley Hamilton, Nichole Thoene, Melissa Thoene, Matt Thoene, Zach Thoene, James Thoene, Rachel Year, Justine Year, Tracy Thoene, Trisha Thoene, Tosha Thoene and Tara Thoene.

Mary Ann was born on June 2, 1929 at Hartington to Otto Frederick and Ruth (Elliott) Schwartz. She grew up in the Hartington area and married Clarence "Bud" Thoene on September 17, 1946 at Hartington. They farmed in the Bow Valley area until they moved to a farm northwest of Hartington in 1954. In 1979 they moved into Hartington and spent from 1982 to 1984 living in Bella Vista, Arkansas before returning to Hartington. Mary Ann had many jobs from working at Tooties, Ben Franklin, the Smokehouse Restaurant in Arkansas, the Senior Center in Hartington and the Golden Living Center coordinating activities and caring for the elderly. She was a former 4-H Leader and CCD teacher for many years. Mary Ann belonged to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Guild, Christian Mothers, had a Perpetual Hour of Adoration and was a member of the Hartington VFW Post 5283 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a very busy life with 8 kids, 28 grandkids and 44 great grandkids.

Mary Ann is survived by 8 children, Duane and Debbie Thoene of Lincoln, Nebraska; Debi and Steve Lucht of Hartington; Connie and Dennis Schmadeke of South Sioux City, Nebraska; Darell and Joyce Thoene of Hartington; Bruce and Clara Thoene of Omaha; Brian and Pam Thoene of Norfolk, Nebraska; Cheri Year of Hartington; Don and Tonya Thoene of Bella Vista, Ark; 28 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and a sister, Karlyn Lewis of Hartington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clarence on July 16, 1997 at the age of 77, a brother, Leo Schwartz, 2 sisters, Lucille Meyer and Shirley Volquardsen.

Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.

Deb and family:

I am so sorry to hear about Mary Ann's sudden departure from this world. I am sure she is happy in heaven. I always enjoyed my visits with her. I hope you and your family can find peace during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

Kathy Grutsch

Mandy and family:

My prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Linda Bruning


Very sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Joni Brummer

Duane and spouse, and all the brothers and sisters,

God call her suddenly and now she is in God's House. you will see her again God has told us we would be together in a better place. She is fine it is the one's who are left behind who are in tears. My heart goes out to you Pat Meyer

Pat Meyer

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Mary Ann's family. May all the memories help you get through this difficult time. She is now in the arms of God in the her new home in heaven. She will forever smile down on you all.. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Jansen and Family

Thank you for giving me the honor to sing for Mary Ann today. May God Bless your family.

jennifer kleinschmit

I am sorry that these words of sympathy are so late in being sent, just found the web sight. I am so glad that we can tell you how much Mary Anne meant to us. She helped my husband's aunt[Schwarzenbach] in the early 90's and remained a friend to us for many years. Always full of fun and good ideas. Will always treasure the pillowcase dolls she made for us.

Wally & sharon Hoblit

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