Marilyn R. Schinstock, 93, of West Point, died Sunday, July 31 at her home. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Thursday, August 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. James Weeder as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch following at the Nielsen Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00pm to 7:00pm with a Christian Mothers rosary at 1:30pm and a Vigil Service at 7:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home. Family will be present at visitation from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Memorials may be made to the family for future designation. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Marilyn Ruth Schinstock was born on January 15, 1929 to Fred and Dorothea (Breitbarth) Albertsen on the family farm near Bancroft. She worked in people’s homes to pay for her room and board while she attended high school. After graduating from Bancroft High School, Marilyn worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Steffel before becoming a secretary at Cold Storage in West Point. On October 19, 1948, she married Francis Schinstock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. The couple owned and operated Schinstock Snow White Laundromat from 1967 to 1978 where Marilyn had a knack for getting all those Guardian Angels school uniforms and sports jerseys looking brand new every week. She continued to keep busy with various cleaning jobs and working for Stalp Funeral Home and eventually Stokely Funeral Home.
Marilyn was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Christian Mothers. She was known to bake a pie or cook a meal for anyone that needed a kind gesture. She was a staple at the West Point ballot boxes for decades where she could call almost everyone by name. Francis and Marilyn loved to play cards and host gatherings in their home. Marilyn’s family was her whole life and she cherished every moment spent with them.
Survivors include her children, James (Maria) of West Point, Jeanne of Omaha, Clark of Norfolk, Ronald (Kelli) of Omaha, and Keith of Omaha; grandchildren, Anita Schinstock, Sabrina (Taylor) Larson, Kyle Schinstock, and Mitchell Schinstock. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Francis; sister, Margaret Motl; and brothers, Lester and Lawrence Roy, and Harold Albertsen.