Kathryn Irene McCarville, 92, of Oshkosh passed away early Sunday morning, December 13, 2015 at the Regional West Garden County Nursing Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church with Father Matt Koperski officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church.
Memorials in Kathryn’s name can be made to the Garden County Health Services Foundation designated to the Nursing Home Activities Fund.
Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the McCarville family.
Kathryn Irene McCarville was born on December 14, 1922 to John and Anna (Jasnoch) Nowak in Ogallala, Nebraska. She was raised in the Ogallala area on the family farm. She married Dave on June 4, 1946. They lived in Ogallala until relocating to Oshkosh in the early 1950’s, living there for the duration of her life.
Kathryn was an avid baker and loved to cook, often times leaving behind a big cloud of flour! She was an avid Bridge and any other card game player, and was able to play cards very well even as dementia began to affect her. For many years GOLF was her passion (or Dave’s!) as they spent many days and evenings golfing and socializing at the Oshkosh Country Club.
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church also played a large role in her life. Her service to the church covered most of her adult life serving the Guild and at times was even the church cleaner and served the parsonage. Many a luncheon at the church involved Kathryn and her cooking talents.
Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. Though the grandkids at times lived many miles from Oshkosh, despite Grandma Mac not liking to travel all that much, she and Dave while able to travel did all they could to go visit. She so loved rocking her grandbabies!
The last decade of her life as her memory and body failed was spent at the Garden County Nursing Home. She played cards, made popcorn and socialized until no longer able. She passed away there surrounded by the loving caregivers of that amazing facility.
Kathryn is survived by her sons Dave (Joydene), Mike (Cindy) and Patrick (Pamela), eleven grandchildren and 4 great-granchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave in 2001, granddaughter, Kate McCarville and 5 brothers.