Genevieve "Gen" Margritz, 90, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, February 17th, 2012, at Park Avenue Estates in Lexington.
She was born August 29th, 1921, in Cozad, Nebraska, to Everett T. and Louise C. (Weiland) Bailey. Gen attended school at Lexington and was united in marriage to Merle L. Margritz on August 29th, 1941, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington. Two children were blessed to this marriage, Dennis and Kristie.
Following their marriage, Merle went to work for the Oak Ridge Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during WWII. They then moved to North Platte, Nebraska, where Merle put up power lines, then to Sidney and Leadville, Colorado, returning to Lexington in 1944, when they moved to the farm. The couple eventually moved to town and Merle did carpentry work until retiring in 1980.
Gen worked at A&W Restaurant for several years where she enjoyed her customers and always had a smile. Gen enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, socializing and was always up for a good story. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandson, Daniel.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was active in the L.W.M.L. serving as past president, the American Legion Auxiliary and was past president of the Cosmo Pals.
Survivors include daughter, Kristie (Sam) Teply of Lexington; brothers, Robert (Imogene) Bailey of North Platte, Nebraska and Rodney Bailey of Lexington; grandsons, Justin "Buck" Teply of Overton, Nebraska and Jeremy "J.J." Teply of Lexington, Nebraska; one great-grandson, Daniel.
Gen was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dennis in 1961 and husband, Merle in 2002.
Funeral Services were Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with the Revs. Craig Whitson and John Craig officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be directed to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.