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Margaret Wortman - March 26, 2012


Margaret A. Wortman, 86, of Lexington, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at South Lake Village in Lincoln.
Margaret Cronk was born on Sept. 9, 1925, in Page, to Fred and Carrie (Finch) Cronk.
She graduated from Page High School in 1942 and worked for a time in Omaha.
She married Edward H. Wortman in Ewing on May 29, 1947. They farmed north of Neligh, Nebraska, from 1947 to 1960. Four children were born while living on the farm: Mike, Sue, Mark and Paul.
In 1960 the family moved to Minden. In 1966 the family then moved to Lexington where Margaret lived until the time of her death. She and Ed built, owned and operated the Minuteman Motel in Lexington. Later, she worked at the Lexington City Office.
Margaret was an active member of the Catholic Church. Her many activities included serving as president of the Altar Society and counting the weekly Sunday offering.
She was involved in many community activities including tutoring for elementary students, working at bloodmobiles, serving as an election official, and delivering for Meals on Wheels. Margaret was also a member of Soroptimists, American Legion Auxiliary, TOPS, VFW Auxiliary, and Lexington High School Citizen’s Advisory Council.
Margaret was well-known for playing bridge multiple times each week, supporting Lexington Minuteman athletics, being a Husker fan, cheering for the Elkhorn Antler football team, as well as supporting and telling stories of the many activities of her family.
She is survived by brother, Warren Cronk of Page; son, Mike and wife, Kathy, of Lincoln; daughter, Susan Millsap and husband, Tom, of Lincoln, Mark and wife, Deb, of Elkhorn, and Paul and wife, Sue, of Elkhorn. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Ed on April 27, 1982, parents, brother Frank, and sisters, Mae Fetrow and Hazel Lorenz.
Mass of Christian Burial was March 19 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with the Reverend Paul Colling officiating.
Interment was held March 18 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Margaret requested that memorials be sent to: The Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Lexington, Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, or Elkhorn Booster Club Scholarship Fund.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.