Anna C. Wortmann

Anna C. Wortmann age 98 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Arbor Care Center in Hartington, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte and Rev. Dan Guenther officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues on Tuesday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

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Pallbearers will be Dean Wortmann, Annie Stefanec, Michael Gard, Timothy Fleissner, Thomas Craig, Matt Wortmann, Wesley Wortmann, and John Craig.  Honorary pallbearers will be Anna’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Anna Catherine was born on December 16, 1922 in Crofton, Nebraska to Ferdinand and Mary (Foxhoven) Guenther.  She grew up in Crofton and then married Rudolph Joseph Wortmann on April 30, 1946 in Constance, Nebraska.  She and Rudy lived in Bow Valley during their married life.  Ten children were born to this union.  They moved into Hartington in 1983.  Rudolph died on January 18, 1999 at the age of 78 years.

Anna was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Legion of Mary.  Anna did a lot of volunteering in town and at the school library.

Anna is survived by nine children and spouses Roger (Sherry) Wortmann of Hartington, Mary (Richard) Stefanec of Colorado Springs, CO, Louann (Gary) Gard of Chesapeake, VA, Dennis Wortmann of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Jolene (Robert) Fleissner of Omaha, NE, Rita (Joseph) Craig of Omaha, NE,  Loren (MaryAnn) Wortmann of Hartington, Gerard “Gary” (Joan) Wortmann of Hartington, Carol (Tim) Craig of Nixa, MO; 40 grandchildren; 95 great grandchildren; one brother Albert (Janice) Guenther of Norfolk, NE; sisters-in-law Rose Guenther of Crofton, Marcie Guenther of South Sioux City, NE, Irene Wortmann of Hartington.

Preceding Anna in death were her parents, husband Rudolph; daughter Jean Marie; granddaughter Michelle Wortmann; four sisters Catherine (Ted) Dreismeier, Elizabeth (Victor) Hames, Mary (Toby) Steffen, Rosaline (Roman) Burbach; four brothers Fred “Fritz” (Madeline) Guenther, Joseph (Hilaria) Guenther, John (Ethel) Guenther, and Clarence Guenther.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hartington Cedar Catholic High School.

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8 response to "Anna C. Wortmann"

  1. By: Larry and Ann Guenther Posted: October 30, 2021

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Wortmann family, we have so many wonderful memories of Annie!!

  2. By: Seth and Angie Guenther Posted: October 31, 2021

    We used to visit Annie when our family (Larry and Ann Guenther) would come back to Hartington to visit our grandparents, John and Ethel Guenther. Annie was always so warm and welcoming to us. Letting us kids play pinball, games and cards while the parents would visit. And of course making sure we had plenty of snacks. We looked forward to these times. Although we won’t be able to see Annie anymore, we do get to visit with her children and grandchildren from time to time, and get to see Annie through them by the imprint she left on their lives. Rest in Peace Annie.

  3. By: Beth Burbach Posted: October 31, 2021

    Heaven has gained a beautiful soul! Sending love and prayers to the entire family.

  4. By: Susan Climer Rohan Posted: November 1, 2021

    My deepest sympathies to you, Mary, Roger and LuAnn and all your other siblings and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Such a warm, lovely and cheerful woman! God added another beautiful soul to heaven where she rests in peace and in the hearts of her loved ones.

  5. By: Marilyn (Heine) Lyngstad Posted: November 1, 2021

    Hi everyone! My sympathy to all of you. When I would visit my Mom (pre-covid) days, I usually saw your mother also. She always looked so pretty with her beautiful hair, and she always had a smile when I would tell her who I was. You will have great memories. Take care,
    Marilyn Lyngstad

  6. By: Kyle Guenther Posted: November 1, 2021

    Annie was such a wonderful person! She was always so welcoming, always positive with us and had a big heart. Rest in Peace Annie

  7. By: Ashley Curtis Guenther and Jackson Thomas Paul Guenther Posted: November 2, 2021

    Annie, Rudy and the Wortmann Family,
    Besides the Pinball and the snacks and the warm smiles and hugs that us Guenther kids always got, Larry and Ann would bring us over to your house, Larry was very fond of you Annie!! We all were. A very nice memory I have there was this little white gadget or machine you had and we were supposed to put this sausage in pig skin. Creating somthing like that was so cool just like you created so many warm memories. Best to years to come for family memories I will do my best to pass some of that on. You were alway like another grandparent to us. Rest easy we will all be together on the other side. 🙂

  8. By: Marianne Guenther (Daughter of John and Ethel Guenther) Posted: November 3, 2021

    Deepest sympathy to the family of Annie Wortmann.
    I saw Aunt Annie this past June. Not only did she hold my hand, she kissed the top of my hand….. I am the one honored to be the niece of such a beautiful lady. What a legacy.

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