Mary Jo (Hastrieter) GilsdorfDecember 24, 1931 ~ February 22, 2020 (age 88)
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Jo Gilsdorf, 88, of Madison, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church, in Madison. Reverend Gregory Carl will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Humphrey. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at the church. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away February 22, 2020, at Countryside Home, in Madison.
Mary Jo was born in Humphrey, Nebraska on December 24, 1931, the daughter of Joe and Ida (Ward) Hastreiter.
On August 10, 1948, Mary Jo married Percy J. Gilsdorf at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Humphrey, NE. The couple raised their family on the family farm near Madison. Mary Jo helped with the farming and was an animal lover, especially her horses. She also enjoyed her large flower garden. In the early 1990’s, they moved into Madison. They were active at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church.
Mary Jo is survived by her children—Galen (Pat) Gilsdorf, of Humphrey, Cathie (Gary) Praeuner, of Battle Creek and Bernadette (Dale) Semerad, of Dodge; her grandchildren: Christie (Mike) Kahny, Jason Gilsdorf, Tammy (Chad) Stalzer, James, Angela (Josh) Rystrom, Brenda (Michael) Wendt and Paul (Torie) Semerad; ten great grandchildren; her brother, Richard Hastreiter, of Columbus; brother-in-law, Gary Gilsdorf, of Las Vegas and sister-in-law, Jeanette Warth, of Tulia, TX; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, in 2017, an infant son, four great grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.