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Mary Ellen Cada

Female 1957 - 2014  (56 years)


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  • Name Mary Ellen Cada  [1, 2
    Born 26 Oct 1957  Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Apr 2014  Newton, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    • NEWTON, Iowa -- Mary Ellen (Cada) Wadzinski, 56, of Newton, Iowa, formerly of Schuyler, passed away at home on Saturday, April 12, 2014, after a long battle with kidney cancer.

      A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Schuyler. A time of visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a rosary service beginning at 10:15 a.m.

      Memorials may be designated in Mary's name in the forms of Mass offerings or to the Sacred Heart Choir or the Newton Community Theatre and may be left at the church or at Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, Iowa.

      Mary was born October 26, 1957, to Joseph D. and Roseann (Divis) Cada, in Schuyler. She attended Schuyler area schools and graduated from Schuyler High School's class of 1976. Mary attended Mt. Marty College in Yankton, S.D., and Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing, in Omaha, graduating as RN in 1980.

      On July 26, 1980, Mary married Robert Wadzinski at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Schuyler. They lived in Dodge; Pinconning, Mich.; Schuyler; Clovis, N.M.; Elkhorn; and Newton, Iowa. Mary started her nursing career as a "candy striper" and worked as a registered nurse at the hospital in Schuyler. Mary last worked at Park Centre in Newton for 7-1/2 years as Assisted Living Nurse. She loved caring for the elderly and was very fond of her residents.

      Mary was blessed with musical talent and singing was her passion. She had taken six years of voice lessons including opera at Wayne State College in Wayne. Mary's voice contributed to many church and community choirs wherever she lived. She was a soloist singing for weddings and funerals. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and choir. Mary was also in musical productions at Newton Community Theater. Her favorite production was "Hot Flashes." Mary felt the church members, choir and theater cast members were like family.

      Mary is survived by husband, Robert; four children, Mary Kathryn "Katie," Kristine, Ross, and Reid, of Newton; three grandchildren, Asher, Annah, and Allison; parents, Joe and Roseann Cada, of Schuyler; sister, Carolyn (John) Peers, of Omaha; Several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

      Mary was preceded in death by her grandparents; and an uncle.

      (Courtesy of Dennis Belohlavy)
    Person ID I529  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

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  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Mastny, Caroline--Family Researcher, 410 W. 19th Street, Schuyler, Nebraska 68661.

    2. [S548] Belohlavy, Dennis (belohdb@windstream.net) "Family Tree of Dennis L. and Rebecca J. "Becky" (Arnold) Belohlavy ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy).