Hastings resident Margretta “Maggie” Belz, 91, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at
her home at the Villa at Good Samaritan Village, Hastings, NE.
Private family service and burial will be held with Pastor Paul Warneke officiating. There
will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church
Building Fund or Zion LWML. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that
you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you
do not bring one, we can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is
serving the family.
Maggie was born on September 20, 1928, in Scottsbluff, NE. Her parents were Rudolph
and Edna Rehder. Maggie grew up on a farm south of Morrill, NE, walking distance of
Chimney Rock. She often talked about her adventures on the Wild Cat Hills. She
attended Owl Creek rural school and Scottsbluff High School. Maggie attended
Scottsbluff Junior College and West Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing.
After graduation, she worked at that hospital.
Maggie married Bill Belz in 1951. They lived in Hastings, NE. She worked at Good
Samaritan Nursing Home and later as an apartment nurse. Maggie was a member of Zion
Lutheran Church and LWML. She volunteered at the Red Cross.
Maggie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Belz; daughter, Irene Frouning;
parents; and grandparents.
Daughters & Spouses: Julie & Jesse Wright – Hastings, NE
Brenda & Grant Grothen – Overland Park, KS
Son & Spouse: Kenneth & Tami Belz – Kenesaw, NE
Sister: Kay Thomes – Cleveland, OH