Marfae L. Wergin

Nov. 6, 1929 – Jan. 29, 2021


Marfae L. Wergin, 91, of Beatrice, died Friday morning, Jan. 29, 2021, at Beatrice Health and Rehab.

She was born Nov. 6, 1929, at Crete. Marfae graduated from Crete High School in 1947 and worked for Crete Telephone Company. On April 16, 1950, she married Deryl Wergin at St. John Lutheran Church of Kramer. They lived in Lincoln where she worked at the phone company until 1955. In 1958, they moved to Beatrice. In Beatrice, she worked in the office at Alco from 1975-1994. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice and the Dorcas Circle. She taught Sunday School, was a 4-H leader and a foster grandparent at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, baking, square dancing and working with children.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Amy Wergin of Windsor Heights, Iowa; son-in-law, Bob Straube of Douglas; two grandchildren, Rachel Wergin and special friend Robert, and Michael Wergin and R.J.; sister, Eunice Underwood; brother-in-law, Bus (Janet) Wergin; sister-in-law, Twila Henning; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Hannah (Sieck) Henning; her husband, Deryl, who died Oct. 10, 2016; two sons, Gary Wergin and Doug Wergin; her daughter, Marcia Straube; sister, Verna (Robert) Johnson; brother, Melvin Henning; brother-in-law, George Underwood; sister-in-law, Shirley Salinger and husband Gene.

A funeral service was Feb. 3 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice with burial in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family’s choice for future designation. Condolences may be left for the family at


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