Marceile M Christoph

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Marceile M. Christoph, age 88 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences for Marceile’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Marceile Marie Christoph was born June 1, 1928 at New Hampton, IA, the daughter of Henry A and Amalia C. (Glaser) Gilbert. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated high school from St. Mary’s in North Washington. After graduation, she worked various places, then on April 7, 1947, Marceile was united in marriage to Herbert “Herb” H. Christoph at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple farmed together near “Devon” for 42 years until Herb’s death. She continued to live on the farm and farmed with her son. Marceile was a member of the Rosary Society. She enjoyed her family very much, and many friends. Marceile loved to work in her large yard, also gardening and completed many scrapbooks throughout the years. She especially enjoyed sewing for her family, upholstering and refinishing furniture. She also enjoyed Polka dancing and golfing for many years. Marceile is survived by three sons, John (Gladys) Christoph, Dave (Bernadette) Christoph and Steve (Maryann) Christoph, all of New Hampton; four daughters, Cheryl (Dave) Reichter of Elkader, IA, Donna (Len) Huegel of La Crescent, MN, Marjorie “Marj” (Dennis) Troyna of New Hampton, Rosanne (Dennis) Wilke of Urbandale, IA; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Norbert (June) Gilbert of Waverly and Harold “Harry” (Pat) Gilbert of New Hampton; two sisters, Mary Ann Shekleton of New Hampton, and Doris Haskovec of Alta Vista, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herb on August 12, 1989; her grandson, Dean Christoph on July 1, 1989; one brother, Alvin Gilbert and one sister, Agnes Lentz.

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  1. I was saddened to hear the news of Marc’s passing. Much sympathy and prayers go out to the Christoph family. She had a great love for living life and always brought a smile to me when I talked with her. I remember her laughter which was unique and shared with many! She had a kind and caring demeanor! She started many conversations with “Garsch” and she listen intently to all that was said. Enjoy the many memories… I am sure she is playing cards already and dancing in heaven!
    Lori ( Gilbert) Gee #11 for the older cousins to help remember!

  2. I was so sorry to hear the news. She was a great woman, and I enjoyed the times when I was able to visit with her. I know that the last couple of years have been challenging for her, and I hope that the family finds comfort that she is now in a better place. My most sincere sympathy to the Christoph family – you are in my thoughts.

  3. Our condolences to all. When I think of Aunt Marcelle my first thought is her contagious laugh. I have wonderful memories of when we’d visit the Christoph household. There were many a Fourth of July spent celebrating our dad’s birthdays. I recall baseball games in a hay field after the boys grew older and the yard could no longer handle how hard the ball was hit. To finish out the day, we’d eat ‘lunch’ a 4 o’clock snack, complete with her delicious homemade bread and sometimes her awesome chocolate cake.

    Cherish the great memories! I’m sure Grandma and Grandpa Gilbert and your dad were there to welcome her home.

    Love and prayers to all!

    Peg and Gene Saienga

  4. The Christoph family has our condolences for the loss of your mother. We realize the last year or so has been difficult with her pain and suffering, but now she will not have to suffer any longer. Markie will be reunited with Herb and other loved ones now and be blessed with eternal life in heaven. May you find comfort knowing she is at peace.

  5. All our thoughts and prayers extended to Marceile’s family. May her memories fill your thoughts now. David and Jeanne Roder

  6. My deepest sincere sympathy goes out to the entire family of Marceile during this time. As a next door neighbor there at Devon during the 50’s and 60’s my memory is being invited to partake in Maceile’s signature chocolate pan cake that filled her kitchen with a marvalous aroma!

  7. My deepest sympathies to Marceile’s family. I enjoyed caring for her on the night shift at the home, a very interesting lady.

  8. Our sympathy and prayers to the Christoph family. I visited with your mother
    several times in the nursing home and she always called me by name. May
    she now rest in peace with the Lord.

  9. To all the family….you have my sympathy in your loss. Enjoyed visiting with her when we would meet at the nursing and rehab home. She always had a smile and never complained….she was a lovely soul, inside and out….take comfort in your memories…


  11. Our sympathies to all the Christoph family. What a great lady Marceile was. Always enjoyed visiting with her. May she rest in peace and her cherished memories be forever in your hearts.

  12. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Christoph family. May she live on in your hearts with the fond memories made as a family.

  13. Donna, Len, and family,
    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom/grandma. I pray that your Christian faith will comfort you. God’s word is so powerful and it is always there waiting to help us through our trials and sadness of this world. May you find peace knowing that your mom and grandma has found hers.
    Thinking of you…
    Kim Czechowicz

  14. Donna, my deepest sympathy to you. Mothers are the heart of our families, whether they are nurturing our souls, feeding our bodies, or reprimanding our boldness. Praise to your Mom for having an enduring spirit that will live on with the family she treasured. You are in my thoughts.

  15. We were very sorry to hear of Marceile’s passing. Our sincere condolences to her entire family and may she rest in eternal peace. Jamie & Karen Heit

  16. To all the Family of Marceile may you find rest in her rest and lean on the Lord for all you strength during this difficult time.

  17. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

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