Marcella M. “Sally” Walsh, 89 of Spalding, NE passed away Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Greeley Care Home in Greeley, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. Michael’s Church in Spalding, NE, with Rev. Antony Thekkekara officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service. Visitation will resume Wednesday morning at Dolce-Scheef Mortuary in Spalding from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Marcella Mary Walsh, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Miller) Feik, was born February 2, 1926 at Primrose, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Church in Primrose, attended Primrose Public School and graduated from Primrose High School in 1943. She helped neighbors with housework and lived in Grand Island, NE for a period of time.
On June 11, 1946, Sally married James Joseph Walsh at St. Mary’s Church in Primrose, NE. They made their home in Spalding where they raised their 11 children. Along with raising her children, she took on various odd jobs, baked bread daily, baked pies and her famous cinnamon rolls weekly, and always made fried chicken for the Sunday meal. She was a great seamstress, making many of her children’s clothes.
Sally was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Anne’s Altar Society. She enjoyed puzzles and gardening. She crocheted afghans and wall hangings her children and grandchildren will treasure forever, along with many other projects for church and others. She loved her daily hour-long phone calls with her sister Theresa, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family.
Sally is survived by her children: Joseph (Jeanette) Walsh of Lincoln, NE; Anthony Walsh of Duncan, NE; David (Karin) Walsh of Shelton, NE; Annette (Ken) Partridge of Grand Island, NE; Maureen (Duane) Seamann, Joan (David) Bauer, Daniel Walsh, all of Spalding, NE; Rita Walsh of Lincoln, NE; Janet (Ray) Krick of Spalding, NE; Kenneth (Cynthia) Walsh of Townsend, MT; Sharon (Joseph) Seamann of Spalding, NE; 29 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one sister Theresa (Francis) Berger of Spalding, NE; two sisters-in-law: Anna Mae Feik of Kenesaw, NE and Marjorie Feik of North Carolina; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James J. Walsh; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; brothers: John, Jacob, Leonard, Francis, and Peter; one sister Rose; three nephews and one niece.