Steve and Marcella Grosserode were married on June 10, 1947. Prior to meeting Steve, Marcella attended Creighton University School of Nursing in Omaha, Neb. and graduated in 1944. She then went to the Army Nurse Corp. and was stationed in Guam and Saipan for a year before returning home. Marcella settled into married life and stayed at home with their children until they left home.
“Marcella was a great, devoted mother,” remarked Steve. “She specialized in pediatrics and that training really paid off when we had children of our own.”
Marcella later worked in the family business as an office manager for their cattle feeding operation in Milford, Neb.
Originally from Tilden, Neb., Steve did not have the opportunity to go to a Catholic school. Marcella, however, attended a Catholic school in West Point, Neb. Early on, both Steve and Marcella knew that they wanted their own children to have a Catholic education. Three of their children attended Pius X High School, where they received an excellent education. Steve is so happy that his children attended Pius X, which he feels laid the foundation for their future.
“I am so proud of my children,” commented Steve. “They all attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after Pius X and pursued professional careers. All three are good, practicing Catholics today.”
Their oldest daughter, Mary, graduated from Pius X in 1967 and became a teacher. She taught for 28 years and is now retired and lives in Bellevue, Neb. Their other daughter, Patricia, graduated in 1969. She became a pharmacist and worked outside of the home until she had children. She now lives in Omaha, Neb. Their son, Robert, graduated in 1972 and became an ophthalmologist in Antioch, Calif., where he still practices today.