Margaret B. Westerbuhr, age 90, a longtime Brule resident, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Garden County Hospital in Oshkosh.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brule with Pastor Jon Dickmander officiating. Burial will be in the Brule Cemetery.
Margaret was born December 1, 1921 at Brule, the oldest daughter of Charles and Helen (Pearson) Welsh. She graduated from the Brule High School in 1939 and received a teaching certificate from Kearney State College and taught for five years in Keith County.
On January 12, 1944 she married Elmer Westerbuhr at her parent’s home. In 1960 she started two jobs, working at the Farmer’s Coop in Brule and the Ogallala Livestock Auction in Ogallala. In 1964 she went to work for the Keith County ASCS office retiring in the late 1980’s.
Margaret was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brule. Amount her interests were crocheting, playing cards, watching Denver Rockies baseball, volunteering at the Senior Center and staying active in her church.
Survivors include one daughter, DeEtta (Bud) Madson of Papillion, NE; one son Delmer (Karen) Westerbuhr of Oshkosh, NE; four grandchildren, Cheryl Madson of Papillion, NE, Chad (Margarita) Madson of Ralston, NE, Sarah Westerbuhr (Dana Sendin) of Loveland, CO and Steve (Tara) Westerbuhr of Lincoln, NE; five great grandchildren, Alex and Angela Madson, Elena Sendin, Jenna and Paige Westerbuhr; one sister, Erma Hulinsky of Brule and many special nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 1980; her parents; one great granddaughter and two sisters, Mildred McCroden and Thelma Wiest.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Brule, the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh or the Donor’s Choice in her memory
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8th at the Gubser Funeral Home. Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.