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Margaret Lucille (Rinne) Bookwalter

November 4, 1923 ~ July 31, 2021 (age 97)

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Margaret L. Bookwalter, 97, formerly of Summerfield, KS, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice, Nebraska. She was born November 4, 1923 to August W. and Anna (Bartels) Rinne at Steinauer, Nebraska and she graduated from Lewiston High School in 1941.

Margaret moved to San Diego, California and later returned and was married to Willard Bookwalter on March 25, 1955 at the Salem U.C.C. at Steinauer, Nebraska. 

She was a member of the Summerfield American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star and the Red Hat Society.  For 34 years, Margaret was a winter resident of Mesa, Arizona.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, August and Anna, husband, Willard Bookwalter and three brothers, Erwin, Elmer and Clarence Rinne.  

She is survived by several nieces and nephews and other relatives.  

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Salem United Church of Christ, rural Steinauer, Nebraska with Rev. Eric Biehl officiating.  The service was live streamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page and a link is available on the bottom of her webpage.    

Memorials may go to the family's choice. 

Inurnment will be in the Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Nebraska.

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Memorial Service
August 14, 2021

10:00 AM
Salem U.C.C., Steinauer

Steinauer , NE 68441

Video is available for this event

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