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Mary Ann Molacek

August 10, 2018

Mary Ann Molacek

June 26, 1927- July 25, 2018

Mary Ann (Mastny) Molacek was born to John and Mary (Sterba) Mastny in Clarkson on June 26, 1927.

Mary Ann died on July 25, 2018, at Clarkson Community Care Center where she had lived since March 2018.

A Funeral Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 30, at New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson, with Rev. Steve Niles officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. all at the church. Committal was at the Clarkson National Cemetery. Lunch followed in the church basement. Memorials can be made to New Zion Presbyterian Church.

Mary Ann grew up in Clarkson and graduated from Clarkson High School in 1944. Mary Ann was confirmed at the New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson. Following graduation she went to Wayne State College where she earned a teaching certificate.

On Oct. 8, 1946, she was united in marriage to Milo Molacek at New Zion Presbyterian Church and they made their home on a farm north of Clarkson. Mary Ann enjoyed being a farm wife. When Mark and Myron were older, she worked part-time at the Clarkson Nursing Home as a CNA for 32 years and later worked part-time for the Colfax County Press.Mary Ann enjoyed many things in her life.

She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, helping others, singing in the church choir and scrapbooking. But what Mary Ann enjoyed most was her family. Her face lit up when they were around. She loved her sons and four grandchildren, making sure she spent that extra time with each one. She enjoyed attending their activities when they were young, and when she became a great-grandma, loved having that new title to her name.

Family time was important whether a holiday at her house or in Omaha with her sons and their families. When Mary Ann walked into the house with the “gold box” you knew she had brought her famous rosettes for the occasion. She was a lifetime member of New Zion Presbyterian Church where she served on the session, sang in the church choir from the time she was young, helped every year with the Czech dinners, and helped wherever she could. Mary Ann was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Mary Ann also helped Clarkson Museum during Czech Days, greeting all those who entered to make them feel welcome.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Milo, parents, mother and father-in-law, three brothers, two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and a niece.

Mary Ann is survived by sons Mark of Omaha, Myron (Jayne) Molacek of Omaha; three granddaughters Jenn of Omaha, Liz (Aaron) Fond of Dallas, and Julie (Kenton) Hicks of Omaha; one grandson John (Sita) Molacek of Nevada, Iowa; one great-granddaughter Maelyn Hicks of Omaha, and one great-grandson Henry Molacek Fond of Dallas; two sisters in-law Libby Mastny of Schuyler and Dorothy Molacek of California; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Mary Ann was looking forward to becoming a great-grandma again in September and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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