Levander Funeral Homes: Obituaries

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Margaret Ann Motl Margaret Ann Motl
(September 20, 1925 - May 1, 2007)

Margaret Ann Motl, the daughter of Frederick and Dorothea (Breitbarth) Albertson was born on September 20, 1925 on a farm near Bancroft, NE. She attended school at a country school near Bancroft. Margaret was confirmed on May 19, 1940 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bancroft.

On September 21, 1947 Margaret was united in marriage to Donald Motl at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at West Point, NE. They lived in Fremont, NE and then to Norfolk, NE. They then moved to Newman Grove where Don and Margaret owned and operated the City Café for 12 years. They later bought the Jacobson Funeral Home and Furniture Store and operated it until 1996. Margaret worked as a housewife and homemaker.

Margaret was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the WELCA there. She was a member of the PEO sisterhood, the Red Hat Society, and the Newman Grove Women’s Club. Margaret served on the Library Board for 25 years.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Margaret passed away at the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove at 81 years of age.

She is survived by her children: Donis Deaver and husband Darrell of Lincoln, NE and Mark Motl and wife Robyn of Abilene, KS; 2 grandsons: Paul Deaver of Lincoln, NE and Casey Motl of Abilene, KS; 3 granddaughters: Ann Kile & husband Brad of Lincoln; Michenzie and Kendall Motl of Abilene, KS; 4 great-grandchildren: Kelsey and Brandyn Deaver; and Jacob and Alexander Kile; 1 sister Marilyn Schinstock and husband Frances of West Point, NE; Lester Albertsen of Brookings, SD; Harold Albertsen and wife Ernie of West Point, NE; along with many other relatives and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald in 2003, her brother Roy Albertsen, and an infant brother.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2007 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Newman Grove, with Rev. David Lapka officiating. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery at Newman Grove. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the church. Services are being conducted by Levander Funeral Home of Albion. Memorials are suggested to the family.