Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn Kathol, 72, of Norfolk, will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Reverend Gregory Carl will be the celebrant. The visitation will be Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave. The burial will be Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Liberty Township Cemetery in Calumet, IA. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. The Mass will be live streamed on the Sacred Heart Facebook page. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
She passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Heritage of Bel Air.
Marilyn Kathol (Fiddelke) was born February 9, 1948 in Calumet, Iowa to Marvin and MaryAnn (Mehrens) Fiddelke. She graduated from Sutherland High School in 1966 and continued her education at Northwest Iowa Vocational School in Sheldon, Iowa. Upon graduation, she was hired by the college to work in their admissions office. She married David Kathol in 1972, with whom she had 3 children, Angela, Jill, and Paul. Marilyn and David later divorced.
Marilyn had a successful career in sales and management for over 25 years with Home Interiors and Gifts. She later became the Director for Religious Formation for Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, from which she retired in 2018. Marilyn devoted her time and talents to serving on many church committees and organizations. She enjoyed decorating, crafting, gardening, and spoiling her grandchildren.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Jill Holm and husband, Tyson, their children, Hadley and Hayden of Indio, CA and Paul Kathol of Denver, CO; sister, Pat Fuhrman and Bruce Fiddelke of Sutherland, IA, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Kathol; parents, Marvin and MaryAnn Fiddelke; and twin sister, Marlene Novak.
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