FAIRFAX – Marcella Rubischko, 97, of Fairfax, and formerly of Gibbon, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon with Father Jeff Horejsi celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Willibrord’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon. The St. Willibrord’s Council of Catholic Women and the Catholic United Society will pray a combined rosary at 4 p.m. and there will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m., both at the funeral home on Sunday. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for her family go to: www.mvfh.org.
Marcella is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Lyle Rettmann of Hutchinson; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Wendy Rubischko of St. Peter, Jerome Rubischko of Gibbon, Pat Rubischko of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Heather, Daniel, Craig, Michelle, Stacey, Caroline, Jeremy, Mark, Jonathan; 21 great-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Richard Gruenhagen of Gibbon; sisters-in-law, Doris Schreiner of Buffalo Lake, Dory Schreiner of Fairfax, Helena Schreiner of Fairfax; and by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Rubischko Jr. on April 6, 2004; son, Richard Rubischko on Oct. 18, 2004; brothers, Elmer, Walter, Lawrence (Jean), and LeRoy Schreiner; and by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Marcella Anna Schreiner was born on Aug. 2, 1916 in rural Lafayette to Ludwig and Catherine (Brey) Schreiner. On June 14, 1939, Marcella was united in marriage to John Rubischko Jr. at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Marcella farmed in Gibbon with her husband John until retirement in 1974. Marcella loved gardening, cooking, baking, and sewing. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Marcella was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marcella was a member of St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon and the Catholic United Society. She will be dearly missed.