Lorraine Cordia (Iden) Katzberg, 93, passed away April 29, 2020 at Mary Lanning Hospital at the age of 93.
She was born May 25, 1926 at the family farm near West Point, Nebraska. Her parents were John and Concordia (Weber) Iden. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Beemer, Nebraska and graduated from Immanuel Lutheran School.
Lorraine moved to Hastings, Nebraska to work when she was 17 years old and met Dale Katzberg, the love of her life. They were married in 1947 and had three children. He preceded her in death in 1985. She was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church participating in Layman’s League, Missionary League, ARC and also taught Sunday School. For many years she visited the sick, made quilts for charities, and tirelessly supported her church. She worked decades at the Masonic Temple with a close group of ladies cooking lunches and banquets—the pies are memorable. Her quick smile, patient demeanor and selfless attitude will be missed by many. She tended to her annual garden like a farm girl but played pitch and pinochle like a fox.
Survivors include her daughter Karen Wilson and husband Bill of Hastings; son Ken Katzberg and wife Anne of Broomfield, CO; daughter Cindy West and husband Sam of Chapman, NE; sister Vernell Giorla (Joe); brother Curtis Iden (Clare). Grandchildren: Jenny Katzberg, Bekky West, Michaela Cassell, Elizabeth Wilson and Drew Katzberg; step-grandchildren: Sam West, Jennifer West, Billy Wilson; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale and brother Orville Iden.
Memorials in her name may be given to Zion Lutheran Church and School, The Lutheran Hour or ARC.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in care of the family.