Margaret Rita Dohrman, 102, of Emerson, NE, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at Prairie Breeze Assisted Living in Pender, NE. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Emerson; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be held in Rosehill Cemetery in Emerson, NE. Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home of Emerson, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret was born April 27, 1911 in Homer, NE to Edward and Mabel (Tyler) Beardshear. After graduating from Homer High School, she attended Wayne State College. Margaret was a rural school teacher in the Homer and Hubbard area. She married Walter Dohrman on August 25, 1935 in Madison, NE.
Margaret was an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Cub Scouts and Eastern Star. She was a longtime supporter of Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Margaret remained active with the care and maintenance of her family home, yard, and gardens through the age of 100.
Margaret is survived by her children; Kenneth (Sharon) Dohrman of Phoenix, AZ, Jerry Dohrman and friend Susie of Dakota Dunes, SD, Richard Dohrman and friend Ellie of Phoenix, AZ, Robert (Diane) Dohrman of Thurston, NE, Andrea (Joe) Caid of Tucson, AZ; sisters Orma Rowe of Glendale, CA, Lois Johnson of Portland, OR and 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter in 1984, sister Myrtle Jensen, and brothers George Beardshear, Orin Beardshear, and Johnny Beardshear.