Memorial Mass for Katherine Molacek, age 87, of Norfolk, will 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2022 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Stanton. Reverend Gregory Carl will be the celebrant. Inurnment will be in the Stanton Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at the church. The Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home's website. Home for Funerals - Stanton is in charge of arrangements.
Katherine passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Clara Katherine was born in Stanton, Nebraska on September 14, 1934 to Emil and Jessie (Thornton) Frank. She grew up on the family farm south of Stanton. In 1952, Katherine graduated from Stanton High School. Following graduation, she taught country school.
On October 8, 1953, Katherine married Lloyd F. Molacek at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Stanton. The couple farmed southeast of Stanton for 20 years and then moved to Stanton in 1975.
While on the farm, Katherine did a variety of chores such as milking the cows and gardening. In 1975, she became a teacher's aide at District 14 and 36 and country schools in Stanton County. In 1994, Katherine began working as the assistant manager at Casey's and eventually became manager until 1999. In 2000, she worked part-time at Emmet's Food Town until retiring in 2011.
Lloyd and Katherine took several trips. Katherine also took two trips with her daughters to Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
She liked embroidering tea towels for all her family members. Katherine enjoyed making meals for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to read, bake rolls and cookies.
Katherine belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary and the Altar Society at St. Peter's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children Teresa (Mark) Chamberlain of Stanton, Cindy (Jon) Fago of Pittsboro, NC, Daniel (Kim) Molacek of Stanton, Patty Molacek of Omaha, and James (Pam) Molacek of Grand Island, grandchildren Nicole Rus, Mindy Chamberlain, Timothy Fago, Cassandra Lutterloh, Zachary Molacek, Kirk Molacek, Ryan Molacek, Drew Molacek, Kelsey Knake, Jordan Molacek, Morgan Smith, and Jacob Molacek. and fourteen great grandchildren.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd (2018), and brother Ervin Frank (1989).