Virgil D. Kathol

Virgil D. Kathol, age 67 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD

A public Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at the St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington.  A public visitation will be on Sunday, at church, from 2-4:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 3:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Monday morning, at church, one hour prior to services.  Face masks and social distancing will be required for the visitation and funeral.  You may watch a live stream of the Funeral at Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Bob Heimes, Bill Heimes, Kyle Suing, Blaise Kathol, James Rodney, Jeff Rodney, Nick Suing, and John Huennekens.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren – Margaret Kathol, Blaise Kathol, Lainey Kathol, Deacon Kathol, Jack Kathol, Annabelle Kathol, James Rodney, Scarlet Nelson, and Ivy Nelson.

Virgil Daniel Kathol was born on January 1, 1953 in Yankton, SD to Ivo Louis and Bernadette (Jansen) Kathol.  He grew up north of Hartington and graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1971.  On May 23, 1975, Virgil married Mary Lou Suing in Constance, NE. In 1974 Virgil went into the trucking business with his father and then a short time later he began his own trucking business – creating Virgil Kathol Trucking, Inc.  Virgil has been operating this business for forty plus years.  He also farmed and raised cattle.

Virgil belonged to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed his 4-wheeler on his farm in Obert, Nebraska.  He loved playing cards and was known to have a great sense of humor.  Virgil especially loved playing with his nine grandkids.

Virgil is survived by his wife Mary Lou of Hartington; three children Gregg (Beth) Kathol of Bismarck, ND, Kathy (Jeff) Rodney of Lincoln, NE, Peggy Nelson of Sioux Falls, SD; nine grandchildren; seven siblings Mary Lou Wolhoy of Yorktown, IA, Bernice (Ron) Tramp of Crofton, NE, Yvonne (John) Huennekens of Yankton, SD, Janice (Gary) Holzbauer of Wagner, SD, Marjorie Climer of Hartington, NE, Rita (Rich) Pedersen of Hartington, Lilia Hansen (Gregg Jansen) of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law LaVerle Heimes of Hartington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Traci Kathol; sister Karen Heimes; brother Roger Kathol; brothers-in-law Jack Wolhoy and Jim Climer.

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17 response to "Virgil D. Kathol"

  1. By: Rose Moore Posted: November 27, 2020

    May Virgil rest in God’s loving arms, prayers for his entire family.

  2. By: GARY and PATTY SUING Posted: November 27, 2020

    Mary Lou and family our hearts go out to all of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Virg meant a lot to us and will be greatly missed. Love you all.

  3. By: Ken Lammers Posted: November 28, 2020

    Virgil has been a great friend over the years. May his blessings he has left us continue over the years to come as we all repair ourselves to be with him again. May internal rest be granted onto him Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him may he rest in piece amen.

  4. By: Beverly Rath Posted: November 28, 2020

    Hugs & Prayers to Mary Lou, family & friends!!!!!
    Beverly Jo Tiedgen Rath

  5. By: Vicki Nelson Cromwell Posted: November 28, 2020

    Mary Lou and family:
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May the Lord take you in his arms during this difficult time.

  6. By: Tracy Caves Posted: November 29, 2020

    Our hearts are breaking for you Kathy and your entire family, we will continue to keep you all in our prayers. God bless you all.

  7. By: Dave and Rose Goeden Posted: November 29, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Mary Lou, to the kids, and all of the family and friends. Virgil was a good man, and he will be missed.

  8. By: Jim n Jeannie Mackey Posted: November 29, 2020

    Rest in peace my friend, I will miss the radium phone calls, about the trucks,
    Prayers to u n ur family

  9. By: Alan and Connie Folkers Posted: November 29, 2020

    Al and I are so sorry for your loss Mary Lou, the kids, and all of the family.. Enjoyed working with Virgil and getting to know you. If we can do anything in this difficult time please let us know. Love, prayers and lots of hugs.

  10. By: Patrick Tweedy Posted: November 30, 2020

    Virgil was a great uncle. I always enjoyed our time together. You will be missed.

  11. By: Kent Heine Posted: November 30, 2020

    Virgil was a great man who will be missed. Much love to the whole family. I wish I could be there in person.

  12. By: Glen Kleinschmit Posted: November 30, 2020

    Virgil was the best boss I ever had. I would like to believe he is still driving up road….

  13. By: Don and Kathy (Janssen) Hosch Posted: November 30, 2020

    We celebrate the life of a good man. Many happy memories.

  14. By: Lee/Alice Johnson Posted: November 30, 2020

    So sorry we just found out tonight, that he had passed away. Our deepest sympathies to everyone.

  15. By: Curt Tweedy and Kat Werner Posted: November 30, 2020

    Hey Mary Lou and Family

    I’ve always enjoyed the times I got to hang out with Uncle Virg: Whether watching football on Thanksgiving or joking about his “jump shot” in basketball. He be will missed and our deepest condolences to all of you.

  16. By: Frank and Teri Janssen Posted: December 2, 2020

    Mary Lou and family,
    Our condolences to you. May he rest in Peace.

  17. By: Roberta Guerrero Posted: December 2, 2020

    My sincere condolences to your family. I have fond memories of growing up with Virgil and our Kathol cousins and all of our Sunday fun at the Kathol farm.
    May be rest in peace.

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