Theodora J. Wuebben, age 101 of Hartington, Nebraska and formerly of Wynot, NE died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartington.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:30 am at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with Reverend Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Sts. Philip and James Cemetery in St. James, Nebraska.

Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. To send online condolences, please visit

Pallbearers will be Eric Wuebben, Kyle Wuebben, Heath Wuebben, Michael Wuebben, Alex Wuebben, Josh Palvish, and Vince Colford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Theodora’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Theodora J. Wuebben was born May 22, 1918 in Bow Valley, Nebraska to Anton and Mary (Schneutgen) Wortmann. She attended Bunker Hill Country School south of Bow Valley and lived at home until her marriage to Edgar J. Wuebben on May 12, 1948. To this marriage, six children were born. Theodora and Edgar lived and farmed in the St. James area all their lives. They were married for 61 years until Edward’s death in 2009. In September of 2015, at the age of 97, Theodora moved to the nursing home in Hartington.

Theodora loved gardening, canning, growing flowers, crocheting, quilting, sewing, and she belonged to several card clubs. She was a lifelong member of the St. James Catholic Church and was part of the St. James Altar Society. Theodora was also a member of the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska.

She is survived by her 6 children and their spouses, Marlene and Kenneth Swanson of Hubbard, NE, LaDonna and Mike Fuhrer of Orange City, FL, Allen and Terri Wuebben of Norfolk, NE, Vernon and Rose Wuebben of Crofton, NE, Donovan Wuebben of Wynot, NE, and Terry and Janet Wuebben of Crofton, NE; a brother, Francis (Irene) Wortmann, and sister-in-law Anna Wortmann; 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edgar on November 4, 2009, brothers and sisters Elvira Kathol, Eleanor Pinkelman, Rudy Wortmann, Fr. Ed Wortmann, August Wortmann, and Joie Olinger, and 3 grandchildren.

Yankton Press & Dakotan

June 6, 2019