Funeral services for Nancy Magorien, age 75, of Tekamah, Nebraska formerly of Bloomfield, Nebraska, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lindy, Nebraska. Reverend Tom Jacobson will officiate, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Nancy died peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Arbor Care Center in Tekamah after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Nancy Lou (Poppe) Magorien was born in rural Knox County to Elmer and Ruth Poppe on December 9, 1943. She grew up on a farm in Knox County. Nancy graduated from Center High School in 1961. She moved to Yankton where she worked at Dale Electronics. She then began working as Yankton’s Parking Control Officer where she walked ten miles a day and wrote out 175 parking tickets daily. Nancy later enjoyed farming and selling produce with Lyle Magorien.
In 1985, Nancy moved “back home” to Bloomfield and purchased a liquor store that she ran for several years. In 1988, she opened Nancy’s Bar and Steakhouse in Bloomfield. In 1992, she sold the bar and built a greenhouse next to her liquor store. She enjoyed working with flowers in her greenhouse and enjoyed all of the people she got to see on a daily basis in the liquor store. At 70 years of age, Nancy retired and sold the greenhouse. Shortly after in 2017, Nancy moved to Tekamah to be closer to her family.
She had two children, Laura Kay and Corey Duane. Laura lives with her family in Motley, Minnesota. Corey lives with his family in Tekamah, Nebraska. Nancy loved her family and God. Her love for God inspired her to volunteer her service on two mission trips to Ocean Springs, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina hit.
Nancy enjoyed her piano, accordion, and guitar. She spent many hours playing cards and putting together puzzles. The farm girl in Nancy loved the outdoors, long walks, and taking care of her flowers. Most of all, Nancy loved spending time with her grandkids and watching their activities.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Elmer Poppe; her sister, Mary Kay; sister-in-law, Betty Poppe; and brother-in-law, Larry Wurtz.
Survivors include her children, Laura (Larry) Hanson and Corey (Sarah) Freidel; three grandchildren, Will Hanson and Cole and Carly Freidel; two brothers, Norman (Margo) Poppe and Nolan Poppe; and sister, Fern Wurtz.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
September 10, 2019