Memorial Mass for Mary Ann E. Crabb, age 95, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Reverend Patrick McLaughlin will be the celebrant. Inurnment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Mary Ann Elizabeth was born December 29, 1927 to Walt and Stella (Wright) Abler in Pierce, Nebraska. She graduated from Pierce High School. Following graduation, she worked for the telephone company for a short time.
On February 20, 1950, Mary Ann married Robert J. Crabb at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierce. The couple was blessed with two sons, Ronald and James.
The couple owned and operated Sillik’s Ready to Wear clothing store in downtown Norfolk until 1977. Mary Ann and Bob moved to Arizona in 1985 and returned to Norfolk in 1999.
Mary Ann enjoyed flower gardening and she especially loved her roses. Mary Ann and Bob loved to camp and hike during their years in Arizona.
Mary Ann is survived by her son Dr. James (Diana) Crabb of Tilden, granddaughters Melissa (Tyler) Manning of Burress and Jennifer (Trevor) Stahlecker of Lincoln, great granddaughter Alyson Mae Manning, great grandson Weston Brook Stahlecker, siblings Dolores Theisen, Katie Voecks, Paul (LaNeta) Abler, Lois Ann Weber, Elizabeth (Jim) Miller, and Leon (Maureen) Abler, sister-in-law Jody Abler and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Ronald, brothers Mark, Robert, and Leonard Abler, sister-in-law Collette Abler, brothers-in-law Jack Theisen, Roland Voecks, and Jerry Weber, and nieces and nephews.