Cathy Ann Grandgenett Grosskopf

Cathy Ann Grandgenett Grosskopf

February 12, 1952 – July 25, 2018

Cathy Ann Grandgenett Grosskopf was born February 12, 1952. After battling a courageous fight with ovarian cancer, she passed away on July 25, 2018, with family by her side. Cathy was born in Little Sioux, Iowa to Nealy and Waneita Grandgenett. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1974. She married the love of her life, H. Scott Grosskopf, on June 8, 1974.

Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Nealy Grandgenett; mother, Waneita Grandgenett; sister, Bettie Volk; father-in-law, Harold Grosskopf; mother-in-law, Myrna Grosskopf; and sister-in-law, Julie Grosskopf Finch. She is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, H. Scott Grosskopf; daughter, Katie Karmazin (Kelly); granddaughters, Emily and Julia Karmazin; son, Levi Grosskopf (Rachel); grandson, Palmer Grosskopf; brothers: Dwain Grandgenett, Dr. Don Grandgenett (Jean), Dr. Dwight Grandgenett (Rita), Roger Grandgenett (Nancy), Richard Grandgenett (Lynda); sister, Dr. Myrna Grandgenett (Nancy Flaherty); brother-in-law, Cliff Grosskopf (Peggy); step mother-in-law, Marilyn Drake Grosskopf; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Cathy’s life passion was her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She loved talking on the phone and keeping in touch with family and friends. Her laugh was contagious and she always lit up a room.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 29th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. On Monday, July 30th, VISITATION begins at 9:30am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am. Lunch will be served immediately following the service. Interment: Cedar Dale Cemetery in Papillion. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.




  • Alva caldwell Posted July 26, 2018 3:11 pm

    To Grandgenett family. I a so sorry to learn of Cathy’s death. Prayers to all of you

  • Lisa Lohr and family Posted July 26, 2018 5:02 pm

    Scott, Levi, Katie, and families…
    I had the pleasure of working with Cathy for many years and feel blessed that our paths crossed. The majority of our conversations focused on her beautiful family and I hope you all know that she was so so proud of you and loved you very much. I see her warm smile shine through each of you and pray you find peace and comfort in knowing how much she was loved by all who knew her. She will live on in our hearts forever and never be forgotten. God bless

  • Marcia Flint Posted July 26, 2018 7:20 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Jensen Posted July 26, 2018 8:27 pm

    Dear Scott, Levi, Katie, and families and the entire Grandgenett family
    On behalf of our entire family…….We send our love and sympathy to you. We feel blessed to have known Cathy and we will remember her for her kindness, her smile and her positive outlook always. She was very brave as she faced the challenges of cancer and she set a fine example for all of us. May she now rest in peace. Praying that you will feel the love and sympathy that surrounds you now.
    From the Family of Ed and Darlene Ferris (Darlene, Brad, Jim and Linda Jensen)

  • Kathryn and Dan Morrissey Posted July 27, 2018 8:19 am

    Dear Katie and Family — Please know that you are in our prayers. Cathy’s legacy shines strongly in her children and her grandchildren so she will never be forgotten. Cathy’s brave fight — and your family’s devotion to her –is an example to us all. Please don’t hesitate to let us know of any way we can be supportive at this sad and difficult time.

  • Vivette Ashen-Brenner Posted July 27, 2018 9:44 am

    She was a true friend back in high school. My condolences on your loss.

  • Diana Schwenk Posted July 27, 2018 11:09 am

    Dear Scott, Levi and Katie, I am so sorry for your loss. Cathy will be missed and will always be remembered. Take Care,
    Diana Schwenk

  • Anne (Ridenour) Hurley Posted July 27, 2018 11:35 am

    I knew Cathy in high school. We shared some classes and you are right. She had a great laugh!

  • Christine (Blackman) Healy Posted July 27, 2018 3:20 pm

    Thinking of you all…Cathy was certainly a bright spot in our school years and it’s no surprise she has left a loving legacy. For the joy…thank you Cathy!

  • Edwin Foster Posted July 27, 2018 8:10 pm

    I pray that the LORD Jesus will give comfort at this time by sending the comforter, the HOLY SPIRIT. I am truly sorry for your loss and know she will be missed by many. May GOD bless and sustain your family through these times of sorrow.

  • Kathy Sayre Posted July 28, 2018 11:31 am

    The family in Washington State is thinking of your family and sending prayers. Cathy was a brave lady and loved by so many. Please take care in this time of sorrow.
    Kathy, Roger, Jennifer, Kylie, Savannah, Brad, Rachel, Donavan and Hunter

  • Bob and Donna Brown Posted July 28, 2018 11:41 am

    Our condolences and prayers to your family. I met Cathy some time ago, and she was such a gracious lady. Aunt Donna and Uncle Bob….Villa Ridge, MO

  • Lenyce Flint Lawrenson Posted July 28, 2018 10:08 pm

    Dear Scott , Katie ,Levi and the Grandgenette Families
    Cathy Ann was a very special person in my life My very first friend when we were growing up in Little Sioux and always a true friend forever not always in touch but you knew she was always there for you !! I always felt blessed to call her my friend , she always was so proud of her family !! I always loved when she would share pictures of you or talked about you ! know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time and always know she will be near in your hearts watching out for you!!! I truly did love her and will miss her forever! God Bless you all!!

  • Angela Posted July 30, 2018 10:08 am

    Dear Grosskopf and Grandgenett Family,
    Prayers for peace from Our Lord as you grieve the loss of Cathy!

  • Theresa Svehla, RSM Posted December 28, 2018 8:04 pm

    Scott and family: I was so very surprised to read about Cathy’s passing! Thought of her this week when I drove by the area where she grew up. Not long ago, thought I would give her a call since it had been so very long!!! Sorry I didn’t make that call! I’m in the Denver area now.

    Cathy and I laughed a lot–what a great, fun person she was. Will definitely miss her!!!

    Take care; prayers for you, Scott and family!

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