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Mary Jane Pandorf

January 29, 1931 — March 25, 2023

Mary Jane Pandorf, 92, of Callaway, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Callaway District Hospital.

She was born on January 29, 1931 in rural Callaway, Nebraska to Lynn and Edna (Buckner) Griffith. She attended public schools in Callaway and graduated from Callaway High School with the class of 1949. She went on to further her education at Kearney State College for a year.

Mary Jane was united in marriage to Francis “Punch” Pandorf on May 5, 1951 in Callaway. Eight children were blessed to this union: Michael, Mark, Thomas, Marie, Donald, Kenneth, Barbara and Stephen. The family made their home in rural Callaway, where she devoted her time caring for her family, homemaking and helping run the family business. Punch preceded her in death on May 27, 1981.

Mary Jane spent many years as the Bookkeeper for Pandorf Land and Cattle and cooked the meals for the hired men.  She did a lot of gardening and canning.  Her grandchildren were very special to her, she attended many of their sporting events, she taught them piano, baked cookies, played card games and put puzzles together.  There was always a crowded table at Mary Jane's house during the holidays.  Mary Jane always looked forward to spending time with her family, especially at the house on Lake Maloney.

She was a faithful member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, where she played the organ for many years. Mary Jane also taught CCD and was a part of other activities at her church. She was on the Callaway School Board for many years and was instrumental in helping raise funds for the original swimming pool, now carrying on her legacy for the new pool. Above all, Mary Jane has left a tremendous legacy of love, and faith to her family.

Survivors include her children, Mike (Joann) Pandorf of Callaway, Thomas Pandorf of Bennett, Colorado, Marie Young of Mullen, Donnie (Molly) Pandorf of Callaway, Kenny Pandorf of Callaway, Barbara (John) Reinhardt of Berthoud, Colorado and Steve (Rhonda) Pandorf of Callaway; daughter-in-law, Diane Pandorf of Callaway; twenty-five grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Besides her parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Francis “Punch”; son, Mark; son-in-law, Doug Young; sister, Beverly Reed and brother, Bill Griffith.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Father Thomas Gudipalli, officiating. The Mass will be live-streamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 8:00 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the Callaway Community Foundation Pool Fund.

Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

St Boniface Catholic Church


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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Boniface Catholic Church

, Callaway, NE 68825

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Graveside Service

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rose Hill Cemetery

, Callaway, NE 68825

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