Loretta M. Bottolfsen

Loretta Marie Bottolfsen, age 100 of Beemer, Nebraska and formerly of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, NE with Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington. A public viewing will be held one hour prior to services on Wednesday, at church. The funeral will be limited to 100 people with proper face coverings being required. To watch a livestream of the funeral service, please go to www.Facebook.com/WintzRay/live

Pallbearers will be Evan Meiergerd, Mitchell Glause, Dawson Glause, Justin Sindelar, Jarett Sindelar, and Brandon Sindelar.

Loretta was born on March 11, 1920 on the family farm near Obert, NE to Joseph and Ethel (Gothier) Bergman. She attended school district #14 at Branch. Loretta worked at home and for people in Hartington. On August 1, 1940, she was united in marriage to Herbert Bottolfsen at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington, NE. The couple lived on the farm east of Hartington and later retired to Hartington.

Loretta was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer, NE. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers and Ministry of Praise at Holy Trinity Parish in Hartington.

Loretta is survived by a son, James (Lila) Bottolfsen of Wilbur, NE; two daughters, Dianne (LeRoy) Meiergerd of Beemer, NE, Linda (Don) Retzlaff of Seward, NE; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Nichols of Oregon, and Madeline Kruse of California.

She was preceded in death by twin infant sons, John and Joseph; husband, Herbert Bottolfsen; parents, Joseph and Ethel Bergman; brothers, Glenn and Dale Bergman; sisters, Laura Whitehorn, Lucile Jensen; and granddaughter, Jennifer Glover.


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7 response to "Loretta M. Bottolfsen"

  1. By: Arlis Burney Posted: May 12, 2020

    James, Diane and Linda,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose your Mother who has been there for your entire life. May God be your peace, comfort, strength, and support in this time of grief and sorrow. Thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Arlis Bottolfsen Burney

  2. By: colleen kloth Posted: May 12, 2020

    Thinking if all of you. The short while I knew Loretta, she was courageous, and positive. Thanking the good Lord you all learned and shared her life ❤️.
    Blessings and be safe, Colleen Kloth

  3. By: Linda, Jim, and Diane Posted: May 13, 2020

    My sympathies to all of you family members and friends of Loretta. You have many years of enjoyment of family and friends memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    David Levorson

  4. By: Don Bottolfsen Posted: May 13, 2020

    Jim ,Diane and Linda
    Lois and I extend our sympathy. 100 is a great accomplishment not many achieve. I will allways remember her for a great attitude toward life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Don and Lois Bottolfsen

  5. By: Jane Hoesing Kathol Posted: May 14, 2020

    My deepest sympathy to all of Loretta’s family. She cleaned house for years for my mom, Lenore Hoesing. Loretta was ALWAYS warm, friendly, and very hard working. I still treasure the huge white afghan she had crocheted for mom.

  6. By: Karen Kruse Posted: May 14, 2020

    Jim, Diane and Linda,
    We are thinking of you and extend our deepest sympathies and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.
    from the Madeline Kruse family

  7. By: JoAnn Rolfsmeier Posted: May 17, 2020

    Linda and Don. Deepest sympathies as you grieve your loss. May God fill your hearts with his peace.
    Dick and Jo Rolfsmeier

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