Wilma C. Wortmann
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Wilma Cecilia Wortmann, age 82 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen and Rev. Rodney Kneifl officiating. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 5:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements. To view the video tribute, or to send online condolences, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.

Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters, the Christian Mothers and the card club.  Active pallbearers will be Steve Wortmann, Mike Wortmann, Tom Wortmann, Steven Wortmann, James Wortmann and Andrew Stratman.

Wilma was born on September 16, 1931 at Crofton, Nebraska to William John and Hilda Sophia (Clausen) Bruns. She grew up on a farm east of Bloomfield and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1949.  She worked for Dr. Kohtz in Bloomfield until her marriage to Roman Wortmann on September 10, 1953 in Bloomfield. They made their home on a farm southeast of Bow Valley. In 1984 Wilma began caring for an elderly couple in Crofton for a few years.  She then worked at Sacred Heart Hospital as a messenger and then worked in the pharmacy at the hospital. She worked in the medical records department at the Yankton Medical Clinic until January 8, 2000. She has been a resident of the Golden Living Center since October 28, 2009.

Wilma was a member of the Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church and was an EME. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, a former 4-H leader for 25 years and enjoyed cooking, gardening and tending to her flowers.  Her greatest joy was caring for her family and spending time with the grandkids.

Wilma is survived by her husband, Roman of Hartington; 8 children and their spouses, Steven and Kitsy Wortmann of Pittsburgh, PA; Ellen and Scott Hochstein of Skiatook, OK; Michael and Jackie Wortmann of Norfolk, NE; Marcia and Jon Kathol of Fayetteville, AR; Tom and Cecilia Wortmann of Elkhorn, NE; Julie and Ron Stratman of Bennington, KS; Janet and Scott Schrempp of Hartington; Amy and John Giorgio of Elk Point SD; 20 grandchildren, 3 sisters, Viola and Gaylen Suhr of Lincoln, NE; Arlis Erickson of Norfolk, NE; Mary (Barger) and Art Huber of Lesterville, SD; a brother , Robert and Judy Bruns of Bloomfield, NE; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Fink of Bloomfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Jennifer Wortmann, a sister, Shirley Fink and 2 brothers-in-law, Gary Erickson and Marlin Barger.

Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.

Roman, Steve, Ellen, Mike, Marsha, Tom, Julie, Janet, Amy & families,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of the really fun times our families had together growing up & over the decades since. Your Mom was like a 2nd Mom to me & I love her & you all. I stopped in to visit Wilma 2 years ago when I was home, & though we didn't have a conversation, I did chat with her & prayed for God's blessings & care for her. She looked great by the way.

I pray that God comforts you in the days ahead & that your memories of your Mom will give you peace & bring smiles to your faces. She was a wonderful woman. Hopefully she & my Dad are catching up in Heaven. Hugs to you all.

Deb (Luken) Hansen

We share in the loss of your loved one. We loved Wilma so much. I especially loved working CEC Teams with her. She was always a positive lady. And always so happy & shared her love of Christ So freely. Roman u & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Joe & Connie Seier

Amy I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Louise & Dan Mauch

Roman, Steve, Ellen, Mike, Marsha, Tom, Julie, Janet and Amy -

Mom's are so special and I am very sorry for your loss..I have great memories of your Mom and family while growing up. It's funny how certain memories stick with us but I will alway remember that she made the best Tuna sandwiches! All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Michelle Rogers & family


we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Out prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lina (Dan) and Shawna Suing

Roman and family,

so sorry to hear about the lose of your mother. It was wonderful to have been touched by Wilma and her family in my life as she was in so many lives. What a beautiful photo video of her life. Prayers and blessing to you all.

Bro. Walter Kieffer OSB

Roman and family,

Very sorry to hear about the loss of Wilma. I remember her as a cheerful, beautiful woman, and a kind neighbor. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanette Kathol

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