Margaret M. Wrage, 88, formerly of Keystone, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, surrounded by family in her home at Lincoln.
Margaret was born to Ross and Mary (Stewart) Tryon on May 1, 1934, in Rushville, NE. The family moved to Morrill, NE where Margaret attended school and graduated from Morrill High School in 1952.
She attended Chadron State College, where she was tapped into the Cardinal Key National Honor Society, one of only three women to be so honored. She was also chosen as the Homecoming Queen her sophomore year.
While at CSC, she met and married the love of her life, Jerry Wrage. They were married in St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Morrill, NE on August 22, 1955. Following their wedding they resided in Chadron, NE where Jerry pursed his degree. Margaret was appointed as the City Clerk-Finance Officer for the city offices of Chadron, NE.
Margaret was a wonderful pianist and accompanied students and choirs. She continued her love of music as a piano teacher in later years.
Margaret and Jerry enjoyed their many bridge companions, dinner and cards with friends also a friendly tournament here and there. Their greatest joy was following sports and musical events while their children attended Ogallala Schools.
Margaret did return to CSC to finish her Business Administration degree and received her diploma in 1985. At that time, she accepted a position with Goodall City Library in Ogallala as librarian. Her love of books and reading helped her to inspire others to read as well. The many new friends she made while there and getting to know so many people of the community was so very rewarding to her. She retired from the Library in December 0f 2001.
After retirement, Margaret became very involved with the community of Keystone as a member of the Keystone Women’s Library Association and Keystone Key Club. Red Had Society, Alter Society of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Ogallala Regional Arts Council and served on the Board of The Goodall City Library. This was also a time where she could pursue her love of drawing and painting, she created beautiful work.
Margaret and Jerry enjoyed traveling whether by land, sea or air. They had many adventures visiting family and friends, exploring new places and restaurants, always trying new cuisines and searching for the ultimate chocolate. As proud grandparents, the ventures tended to center around their beloved grandchildren. Jessica and Nick drew them across Nebraska, Iowa and beyond for sporting events, musical performances, academic achievements or even just a summer getaway.
Margaret is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Tim Weismann of Waverly, Laurie Wrage and Ken Priesner, of Ogallala, son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Rebecca Wrage of North Platte: grandchildren, Jessica (Weismann) Carr and Jared Carr, Nick Weismann, of Lincoln; a very special great-grandson Waylen Scott Carr; brother and wife, Stewart and Joan Tryon of Lincoln; other relatives and dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerry, and their son, Scott.
Rosary will be Friday June 24th at 6:00 PM, the funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday June 25th at 10:30 AM, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, with Father Bryan Ernest officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Bryan Health Memorial, Lincoln, NE and St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Ogallala, NE. Memorials may be sent c/o Susan Weismann, 10711 Ashby Cir., Waverly, NE 68462.
Interment will be in the Ogallala Cemetery in Ogallala Nebraska.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala had been entrusted with arrangements.
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