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Marjorie R. Kathol

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HARTINGTON — Marjorie R. Kathol, 86, Hartington, died Nov. 28, 2019, at the Arbor Care Center, Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 2 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with Rev. Owen Korte officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Visitation and a vigil service were Sunday at the church and continued Monday at the church.

The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, was in charge of the arrangements.

Honorary Pallbearers were her granddaughters, Heather Kneifl, Mieke Slaba, Gina Moen,Cassie Reifenrath,Angela Hoskinson,Nicole Kathol, Tiffany Hitchins, Brea Ehmen, Amanda Osten, Hannah Higgins, Michaela Uhing, Carmen Kathol and Mary Janssen.

Active Pallbearers were her grandsons, Paul Howey, BrandonKathol, Kyle Kramer, Neil Kramer, Van Kathol and Jack Janssen

Marjorie Rose (Schroeder) Kathol was born March 25, 1933, to Henry Herman and Elizabeth (Feldhacker) Schroeder in Menominee. Margie was the oldest of 13 children. She attended Menominee Elementary School until the eighth grade. She married Urban “Urby” Kathol June 10, 1953, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee. They were blessed with eight children, Cindy, Duane, Jody, Cheryl, Vern, Gary, Cory and Christi. They began their married life in a small house in Hartington, until moving to “the big house” in 1956, when Jody was born. She remained in that home for 61 years until November 2017 when she moved into what is now the Arbor Care Center.

Margie’s love of children didn’t end with her own. As the oldest of 13 children, she was called upon to care for her younger siblings and spent much of her teen years living with other families to help care for their children. She also provided in-home day care for many of the town’s little ones throughout the years. She was a gifted cook and there was always room for extra guests around the supper table. She was well-known throughout the area for her cinnamon rolls, breads and cookies. She cleaned houses and took in ironing to help supplement the family income. She was also employed at Neu Cheese, Mid-Am Dairy, and Leprino Foods. She cared for the young and old well into her senior years, doing whatever she could to help anyone in need.

In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, bowling, sewing and embroidery work.

Marjorie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Holy Trinity Ladies Guild and held a holy hour of Perpetual Adoration from its inception through 2017. Her love for God was unwavering. She lived a life of service, always honoring Him and the Catholic teachings.

Marjorie is survived by her children, Cindy (Gary) Howey, and Duane (Connie) Kathol, all of Hartington; Cheryl (Rick) Higgins, Pierce; Vern Kathol (Lisa Henggeler), Omaha; Gary (Sonya) Kathol, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Cory Kathol, Pierce; and Christi (Tom) Janssen, Omaha; daughter-in-law, Sue (John) Kramer, Hartington; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Henrietta Sudbeck, Bernadette (Edward) Lange, Alice Klug, Dorothy (Arlynn) Schmidt; her brothers, James (Renee) Schroeder, Leander (Cheryl) Schroeder, Daniel (Joan) Schroeder, Allen (Cindy) Schroeder, David (Sally) Schroeder; brotherin-law, Keith Pinkelman; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Kathol and Lillian Kathol; her very special friend and companion, Jim Ankeny; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Urby, April 27, 2003, at the age of 76; son, Jody Kathol; grandson, Stacey Howey; great-grandson, Isaac Hoskinson; sister, Kathleen Pinkelman; brothers, Joe and Charles Schroeder; and many brothersin-law and sisters-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Hartington Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 873, Hartington, NE 68739; or the Hartington Playground Project, PO Box 427, Hartington, NE 68739