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Marguerite Rotter

The Nebraska Signal

26 January 2000



Marguerite "Margie" Clare Rotter of Beaver Crossing, died Wednesday, Jan.19, 2000, at Sundermann Homes Nursing Home in Seward a the age of 91 years and 8 months.

She was born May 19, 1908, in Fillmore County on a farm south of Grafton to James Joseph and Mary Jane (O'Brien) Murray. As a young girl, she attended and graduated from Grafton High School with the Class of 1924, continuing her education with two years of Normal Training in Lincoln.

Margie then taught for five years in rural Fillmore County country schools. On June 30,1931, Marguerite was united in marriage to Albert Benedict Rotter in Grafton. They made their home in Beaver Crossing where she was a busy homemaker raising their three sons. She also sold cosmetics for Avon for more than 30 years, enjoying her contact with neighbors and friends.

Margie has been an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar Society. She also was a member of the Beaver Crossing American Legion Auxiliary, the W.H.O. Club, and the Beaver Crossing Chamber of Commerce. She loved to play cards and work in her garden.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Alice Rotter of Firth; John and Colleen Rotter of Littleton, Colo.; and Robert Rotter of Beatrice; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Murray of Lincoln; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert in 1961; two brothers, Dr. Michael Murray and James Murray, and a sister, Eileen Rotter.

A funeral mass was held Saturday, Jan.22, 2000 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Beaver Crossing with Fr. Maurice Current and Monsignor Charles J. Keenan officiating. A rosary was held Friday evening at the church. Interment and graveside services were at Calvary Cemetery in rural Beaver Crossing.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, David, Allan, Mark, John, Michael, Tim, Man, Brian Rotter and grand-daughter, Janet Stokebrand.

Memorials may be directed in care of the family with masses going to the church.