Kathryn B. "Kitsy" Wortmann, age 60, of New Sewickley Township, PA died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday morning, at church, one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Ballou, James M. Buchanan, Ken Buller, John Reese, Todd Reese, and Andy Fox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Janet Lagergren, Jeri Clouston, Mary Bender, Alice Jones, Pat Range, and Kim Fox.
Kitsy was born March 3, 1958 in Sioux City, IA to Leo James & Hazel (Rodgers) Buchanan. She grew up in Hartington and was a graduate of Hartington High School in 1976. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of South Dakota in 1980. Kitsy married Steven Wortmann on June 14, 1980 in Bow Valley, NE. She and Steve lived in Salina, KS, Parker, CO, and in Freedom, PA. Kitsy worked for the Sioux City Journal, the Norfolk Daily News, and at Kansas Wesleyan. She was a member at St. Ferdinand's Catholic Church in Cranberry Twp., PA. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Kitsy was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
Kitsy is survived by her husband, Steven G. Wortmann; her son and daughter, Steven Leo Wortmann and Paige Kathryn Wortmann of New Sewickley Township; her siblings, James Rodger Buchanan of Omaha, NE, and Judith Buchanan of Lennox, SD.
Kitsy was preceded in death by her parents Jim & Hazel Buchanan; sister-in-law, Dorthea "Dotti" Buchanan.
Memorial donations can be sent in Kitsy's name to the American Diabetes Association.
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Steve and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
Michelle (Fink) & Mark Boecker
We're so sorry - Dan & I were just talking about you and Kitsy remembering standing in line to see ET at the Morningside Cinema theater back in '82. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Kitsy's passing. Wishing you all of God's blessings and continued love to come your way.
Betty (Pick) and Gary Kuchta
Dear Steve, Praying for you and your family during this time of grief. I have such wonderful memories of Kitsy from junior high and high school.
You have gained an angel in heaven. May the Lord Bless you & keep you and your family in his loving care in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy.
Steve & Deb (Eskens)Orwig
Steve and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Kitsy was a great friend during junior high and high school. Praying for you all.
Sue (Johnson) Kirkpatrick
Steve, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. I shared the news with Amy and we talked about what a fun and vivacious woman Kitsy was. So sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tom & Phyllis Pickel
Steve and Family: My sincere sympathy in the loss of Kitsy. Prayers for Gods blessing and His comfort.
Sharon (Stevens) Jones
Steve - we are so sorry to hear about Kitsy. Hoping that many happy memories can help bring some comfort during these days. We truly enjoyed your time in Salina.
Dave & Ann Newcomer
Steve, For a year I lived next door to you and Kitsy while we were all in law school. I remember a lot of visits with Kitsy. She was such an amazing woman. I've thought of her many times since those long ago days.
Sending my deepest condolences, Susan Whitfield
Steve - I am so terribly sorry to hear of Kitsy's passing. The Mowery family sends its most sincere condolences. May you and your family find comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have with Kitsy. God bless.
Dear Steve and family, Sincere sympathy for your loss of Kitsy. She was a fun and vibrant person in high school in Hartington and will be remembered as such. May she always be within your heart and as close as a beautiful memory. God bless and keep her.
Ray and Natashia Moser
So sorry to hear of Kitsy's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Charleen (Stevens) Flint
Just now hearing of Kitsy's passing. She was a sweatheart!! I have many memories of her from high school (and they all make me smile!!!) but my favorite is all of sneaking into the drive in theatre in the trunk of her car!!! May you hold all of your wonderful memories close to your heart as you begin this healing process. Lifting you and your family up in my prayers.
Cheryl (Kathol) Higgins
I'm so sorry to hear about kitsy's passing. I so enjoyed the time that I had with you and kitsy while you were here in Salina and the great conversations we always had. I can just remember laughing so much with her. Absolutely love the video! You have a lot of great memories to hold too! Kitsy, is one of the most positive, happy, funny caring, giving, remarkably motivated woman that I've known, & much more. Actually I could of just said one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids.
Sincerely, Renee Schooley
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