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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