Mass of Christian Burial for Mary (Mrs. Larry) Gall age 64 Howells, NE will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at St. John's Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells, NE. Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Monday one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Mary Sindelar Gall - cherished Mother, Wife, Nurse, Sister, and Grandmother - passed away on Wednesday, November 27th at The Hooper Care Center in Hooper, Nebraska.
Born July 10th, 1955, the fourth and youngest child to Lumir and Anna (Hajek) Sindelar, Mary played clarinet and acted in school plays, graduating high school in 1973. She attended Methodist College and graduated as a registered nurse in 1976.
In 1977, Mary married Larry Gall and eventually gave birth to three children, Jessica, Matthew and Allison Gall. Mary worked as nurse for over 40 years in various positions including site nurse at IBP in West Point, unit director at Faith Regional in Norfolk, Project Coordinator for the Heart Failure Program at Immanuel Hospital, and eventually an adjunct professor at Methodist College. One of her greatest achievements was leading the investigation on a research study that measured the effects of cardiac rehabilitation at Immanuel Hospital; she also contributed to the successful heart failure program at the Nebraska Medical Center by developing a comprehensive patient education handbook.
While raising three children and working full time, Mary was devoted to the community and her faith, leading the musical liturgy of the Catholic mass with her guitar and family on a regular basis. Her guitar was a gift from her mother, and she taught herself how to play in her spare time.
In the early 2000s, Mary decided to complete her bachelor's degree in health care management and went on to complete her master's degree in business administration. Many of the car rides to her children’s activities included a laptop, so she could complete her homework.
Mary is survived by her husband, Larry, of over 42 years; her three children and their spouses, Jessica Gall Adediran and Moshud Adediran, Matthew and Shelly Gall, and Allison and Craig Cech; and five grandchildren, Masood Adediran, Luke and Landon Gall, and Claire and Ada Cech. Siblings: Lois (John) Holloway of Omaha, Bill (Pat) Sindelar and Joe (Marilyn) Sindelar all of Howells.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lumir and Anna Sindelar, mother-in-law-Tillie Gall, grandparents, and a nephew-Brad Sindelar.
While dementia claimed her much too young and much too quickly, her family remembers her wonderful laugh, her beautiful singing voice, her obsession with antiques and fancy heels, her love of Grandma Gall's famous apricot rolls, and her sage advice to always remember to check your zipper and push your pockets in.
She is loved. She will be missed.