Prosser resident Danola Maryce (Dow) Katzberg, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 6,
2021, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Juniata
with Pastor Greg Volzke officiating. Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery, rural Juniata.
Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and
one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Concordia Cemetery.
The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s
Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/lbvfh, the link will
not be live until five minutes before service time. For the health and safety of others face
masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is
appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own
pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we
can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Danola was born January 20, 1936, at home in Smith County, KS to Lyle & Nellie
(Simpson) Dow. Her family moved from Kansas to Nebraska when she was five years
old. She attended District 4/10 School and Red Cloud High School. On June 16, 1962,
she married Gilbert Arthur “Gib” Katzberg at Christ Lutheran Church; he preceded her in
death on December 12, 2014. They raised two sons, Bernard and Jerome.
Gilbert and Danola farmed together near Prosser on the family farm. She was a member
of Christ Lutheran Church. Danola served as a school board member for the Prosser
Elementary School. She generously helped with the care of ailing family members.
Danola loved to prepare and serve the hired help meals. She knew the meaning of hard
work; gardening, canning and preserving food were things that gave her pleasure and
made her proud. Danola enjoyed taking care of her granddaughters when her health
allowed. She enjoyed spending her time doing word searches, sewing, playing piano and
accordion, and giving music lessons.
Danola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert A. “Gib” Katzberg;
brothers and spouse, Darrell & Judy Dow and Melvin Dow; and brother-in-law, Roy
Sons & Spouse: Bernard Katzberg – Prosser, NE
Jerome & Susan Katzberg – Prosser, NE
Grandchildren & Spouses: Sharmayne & Derrick Grabowski
Amanda & Ethan Kovarik
Great-Granddaughters: Paisley Kovarik
Sisters & Spouse: Oleta Niimi – HI
Cora & George Uden – Juniata, NE
Inge Dow – MI
Former Daughter-in-law: Julie Johnson
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and friends.