Catherine M. Palinski

Catherine M. Palinski

November 1, 1928 – November 23, 2020


Catherine Marie Palinski (Semin), 92 years in age, passed on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, NE.

Catherine was born at home on November 1, 1928 in Omaha, NE. to Joseph and Julia Semin (Bucher).

She was the youngest of 4 children, 3 brothers preceded her in death, Richard Semin, Arthur Semin and William Semin.

Catherine married the late Adolph Palinski in 1950.  She was widowed at the age of 38 and raised her 4 children alone, encouraging her children to pursue higher education and led by example the importance of hard work and independence.

She is survived by her children: John Palinski (Linda), Alyce Bendfeldt (John), Mary Bryson (Terry) and Christine Hampton; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers; son -in-law, James Hampton; and great grandchild, Grace TeKolste.

Catherine was a devout Catholic and prayed her rosary daily.  She was a talented seamstress, spending countless hours sewing and decorating her home.  She loved her home and was a wonderful housekeeper, taking care of her home inside and out with vim and vigor for many years.  Catherine worked in the office at Kellogg’s Co. for 25 years.  After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, with Alaska and the Vatican being two of her favorites.  She loved to read, having a knack for writing.  In her leisure time she enjoyed quilting, bowling and going to the casinos.

Catherine had a great long life and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren had a great life loving and learning from her.  We will never forget someone who gave us so much to remember.

Private family funeral will be held on Monday, November 30th, with private family inurnment following at St Mary’s Cemetery in Omaha, NE.

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  • Judy Congleton Posted November 27, 2020 9:34 pm

    Celebrate your mom’s life. My thoughts are with your family.

  • Merrilee Roemmich Posted November 27, 2020 9:36 pm

    Catherine was a determined woman to have raised 4 children on her own, and I’m sure she was so proud of the successful choices each has made. Quite a testimony to her strength, influence and love of family. She did live a long and meaningful life, and now is at peace. Sending strength, sympathy and friendship to all of her family. Sincerely, Merrilee Roemmich

  • Frank and Marilynn Kostal Posted November 27, 2020 11:17 pm

    Chris and Family, Our thughts and prayers are with you.

  • Shawn Peterson Posted November 28, 2020 7:02 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  • Jean Shukis Meyers Posted November 29, 2020 10:31 pm

    Your mom was a wonderful woman. I have many found memories of her as our families were growing up together. We shared many times of happiness and laughter and were there to console and help eachother in times of sadness. Hers was a life well-lived. Our prayers are with all of you in your family.

  • Charlie Nykiel Posted November 30, 2020 5:22 am

    John and family, my deepest sympathies. John, I know she was a wonderful mother to you kids. I am truly sorry for any grievances I caused her when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you today

  • Flora Shukis Posted November 30, 2020 4:08 pm

    Catherine was a good neighbor and my BEST Friend. We helped eachother in raising our families and enjoyed watching our kids grow up. We kept in touch thru the years in our monthly club. I sure will miss her alot. I send my condolences and prayers.

  • Barbara banner Posted December 5, 2020 7:34 pm

    I just now saw this. Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Chris.

  • Barbara banner Posted December 5, 2020 7:37 pm

    I just saw this. Mary and Chris, I am so sorry. I remember your mom. She lived a good and long life. You are in my thoughts and prayers. .

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