Jill Dean (Myers) Catlin

Born: Wed., Dec. 2, 1936
Died: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017


Visitation

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 07, 2017
Location: Gude Mortuary


Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Mon., Aug. 07, 2017
Location: Gude Mortuary


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Aug. 08, 2017
Location: O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home


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Jill D. Catlin, age 80 of Nebr. City (formerly Kearney, NE) passed away early Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Morton Place in Nebraska City.

Jill Dean (Myers) Molzahn Catlin was born on December 2, 1936 in York, NE; the daughter of John Dwight and Marjorie Marie (Rose) Myers.  She grew up in York, NE, Portland, OR, South Gate, CA, Nebraska City, NE, and Seward, NE.  She graduated from Seward High School in 1954.

She started school to be nurse at St. Elizabeth’s Nursing School in Lincoln and then quit to marry Charles Calvin Molzahn in June of 1955.  They moved to Kearney where she worked at Bearbrand Hosiery.  When it closed they moved to Loveland and Berthoud, Colorado where she worked for Hewlett Packard for 10 years.  Later they moved to Imperial, NE and opened a café.  When their marriage ended in 1978, Jill moved to Nebraska City.

She started working at a café, cooking and waiting tables and then found a job in the kitchen at the Ambassador.  In her 40’s she finally returned to school and earned a degree in Food Service, Nursing Home Administration, and eventually earned a Master’s degree in Administration.

Jill worked as a nursing home administrator in Lincoln, Grand Island, Harvard and Adams, NE.  She also became an instructor and taught classes in administration at Hastings Community College while working full time.  She retired in 1998.  One of her proudest accomplishments was helping create the children’s day-care center in the Gold Crest Retirement Home, where the young and the old enjoy and learn from each other.

In 1992, she married the love of her life, Alfred Catlin.  They lived on El Charman Lake near Gibbon, NE and later built a new home in Kearney, NE.  They enjoyed fishing, gardening, antiquing, car shows, traveling, cribbage, bridge, walking in the pool, and their families.  When Al passed away in 2014, Jill moved closer to family in Nebraska City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Al Catlin and her brother, Thomas Parke Myers.  

Jill is survived by her children:  Mark (Vickie) Molzahn of Craig, CO; Allysyn (John) Paap of Dunbar, NE; Johnathan Molzahn of Fremont, NE; Catherine Catlin of Lincoln, NE; Elaine (Frosty) Chapman of Lincoln, NE and Brian (Christine) Catlin of Lincoln, NE; 13 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gloria Myers; brother, Skip Kreiser; cousin, Mildred Gardner and many special friends at Adams and Kearney, NE and at Morton Place in Nebr. City.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at O’Brien, Straatman, Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney, NE with Fr. Michael Ventre officiating.  Buiral will follow the services at Kearney Cemetery.

The family will greet friends at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City on Monday, Aug. 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic Guardian Angel Fund, the Countryside Christian Church in Kearney, NE or the family’s choice.

Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.

Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City and O’Brien, Straatman, Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney, NE are in charge of arrangements.


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Marcia Matthies
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
So sorry for Jill's passing. Jill was such a caring wonderful lady. She and I worked together with Jo Ann Wieland of Central Community College to write a new nursing home administrator training program for the college. Will always remember Jill for her caring heart, her gentle spirit and her love for the elderly. She is with the angels now.


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