Marie Holub

Mass of Christian burial was held for Marie Holub at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner.

Burial was in the Winner City Cemetery. Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marie Holub was born on April 17, 1927 to Frank and Mary (Vavra) Cervenka in Mosher. At the age of two they moved to a farm northeast of Winner. She completed her eighth grade in a rural school. Marie attended Gregory High School, graduating in 1944. She was united in marriage to Frank Holub on August 30, 1948 and to this union two children were born, Duane and Terry.

Her first job out of high school was at Winner's Omaha Cold Storage, as one of nine bookkeepers. Following five years at the Cold Storage, Marie worked two years at Beaulieu, Backus and Bailie Hardware, three years at McCormick Hardware, then a year with the Union Credit Corporation.

Come 1960 she joined the staff of the former ASCS office in Winner. She was the wheat and feed grain clerk. Due to cutbacks insisted by the Nixon Administration, Marie lost her ASCS job in 1973.

In 1973 she took a job at First Fidelity Bank in the bookkeeping department, a place she'd work the next 22 years, ascending to head bookkeeper.

The 1970s begat the 80s and its techno revolution. First Fidelity's bookkeeping department installed its first computer in 1981. Marie retired from First Fidelity in 1995, culmination of a 46-year professional career in Winner. For the next 14-years she worked at the Golden Prairie Manor as a medication aide and a food server.

She freely gave time, leadership and support to the Winner Senior Center, relinquishing her treasurer duties but two weeks before her death.

Marie enjoyed grandson Matt's plays at the Mason City Community Theatre; chartering Nevada flights with grandson Chris to engage in wholesome casino-related activities; reviewing and attending screenings of grandson Grant's Black Hills Video airings; attending witness to granddaughter Jacie's rise within respective Air Force/Air Force Reserve and nursing careers; the birth and growth of great-grandsons Gavin and Liam, and great-granddaughter Addison.

Marie bowled many years and hosted and attended numerous card parties. She enjoyed dancing at Carlock. Marie and Frank's 40th anniversary dance in Dallas remains a seminal moment.

The VFW and American Legion and Auxiliary were important to her.. A lifelong Catholic, she dutifully gave time and effort and experience.

Following Frank's death, Marie enjoyed casual companionship with friend Walt and then Tom.

Marie traveled through each of the lower forty-eight. A fan of country music, trips to Nashville and Branson were, in a word, mandated. As were polka bands across the Upper Midwest. Marie and Frank pulled a small trailer to many a state park for weekend camping and fishing excursions, oftentimes accompanied by their grandchildren. Marie enjohyed her time on the 'van' with friends en route to Rosebud or Radar or Flandreau.

Marie belonged to numerous organizations and held offices in Catholic Daughters, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Business & Professional Women, Past President Parley American Legion, and was a ten year counselor for Jr. Catholic Daughters.

Marie Holub, age 89, of Winner, passed away on November 16, 2016.

She is survived by her children Duane (Patricia) of Lamoni, IA and Terry of Comfrey, MN; grandchildren Christopher Holub, Jacie Palizzolo, Matthew Holub, and Grant Holub; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary; husband, Frank; brother, Tony Cervenka; sisters, Albina Jindra, Georgia Rajewich, Agnes Veskrna; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Holub.

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