Atkinson — Marilyn Kay Breiner, 77, of Atkinson, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at her dwelling surrounded by her household.
There won’t be a visitation.
Non-public household providers might be held Thursday, March 4, 2021. Rev. Allysen Schaaf will officiate
Pallbearers might be Doug, Kevin, Nick, Dave and Matt Ziska and Dustin Breiner.
Honorary pallbearers might be Linda Schneider, Shannon Ziska, Mary Busch, Tracy Ziska and Laura Symons.
Burial might be within the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson.
Memorials could also be made to the household for future designation.
Seger Funeral Residence in Atkinson is accountable for the preparations.
Marilyn was the daughter of Arthur and Agnes Ziska. She was born in Stuart on Might 22, 1943 and attended nation faculty close to their farm. She informed us tales of driving her horse Skeeter to highschool when she was younger.
She later graduated highschool from St. Joseph’s Catholic College in Atkinson. In these days, children typically got here to city and stayed with households whereas they attended faculty throughout the week. Individuals have reached out to us the place mother stayed as a youngster and talked about her massive smile and infectious chortle. Marilyn was a great pupil and was happy with good grades and her information of Latin. For years she used her information of Latin and he or she was a grasp at crosswords and phrase puzzles.
Marilyn labored exhausting her complete life. She labored on the grocery retailer after which as a nurse’s aide in Omaha and Atkinson’s hospitals. She often held a number of jobs cleansing workplace buildings or properties. Her favourite job was working on the greenhouse on the town.
For years, Gram crocheted and constructed wooden tasks for her grandchildren. She was very artistic.
She at all times beloved gardening. From superior strawberry patches to flowers and greens she was a grasp gardener. She beloved working the backyard particularly when her grandkids would go to. Her faculty age grandkids referred to as her for gardening recommendation. She canned a lot of what she grew, and all of us loved her pickles and cooking suggestions.
She beloved spending time together with her grandchildren taking her annual journey to select flowers for Mom’s Day, bake cookies, dyeing Easter eggs and carving pumpkins.
Marilyn married Russell Breiner in 1979. Collectively they labored development, constructed properties, reworked properties and varied wooden working tasks within the Atkinson space. They farmed collectively for years, customized hay baling, elevating cattle and sheep and their very own crops.
She was affectionately identified to her household as Gram, Mar’n or Mooney. Her household ready a prayer quilt for her and household and pals tied knots in its quilting threads as they mentioned prayers for her. We have been all together with her when she took her final breath.
Marilyn’s siblings are Gene Ziska of O’Neill (deceased), Don (Teresa) Ziska of Omaha and Dennis (Susan) Ziska of Grand Island. Her kids are Tom (Krissa) Schaaf of Thomasville, NC, Steve (Tracy) Schaaf of Lincoln, Laurie Schaaf (deceased), Jeff (Vicki) Schaaf of Damaged Bow and Janelle Breiner (deceased). Her stepchildren are Sandy Tucker of Hidden Valley Lake, CA, Scott (Tony) Arias of Las Vegas, NV, Kurtis (Christina) Breiner of Elizabeth, CO and Kristopher (Jennifer) Breiner of Hidden Valley Lake, CA. Her grandchildren are Rev. Allysen Schaaf, Nick Schaaf, Mia Schaaf, Sarah Tucker, Jessica Schaaf, Jacob Tucker, Mark Breiner and Tyler Breiner. Her great-grandchildren are Charlotte Schaaf, Emerson Schaaf, Journey Gilbert and Charlie Breiner.