Margaret C. “Jo” Lottman, 84, of Beatrice died on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Beatrice Health and Rehab. She was born on June 8, 1934 at Rutland, Vermont and graduated from the Mount St. Joseph's Academy in Rutland in 1952 and worked at M.H. Fishman's Department Store. She enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a medical administrative assistant from June of 1953 until August of 1954. She was married to LaVerne Lottman, Sr. on March 1, 1954 at Salt Lake City, Utah. She then worked in Civil Service from September of 1954 until 1964 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Indiana and North Dakota. She owned and operated a cake decorating business for 13 years and taught cake decorating at Southeast Community College in Beatrice. She then managed the Old Home Bread Store for 15 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Beatrice, Nebraska. She enjoyed taking her dog “Dukie” to Beatrice Manor, gardening, baking, cooking, country music and doing craft work. She also enjoyed spending time on her computer to keep in touch with family and friends in Vermont. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren for holidays and reunion gatherings. She enjoyed traveling with her husband who was a very important part of her life.
Survivors include her husband, LaVerne Lottman, Sr. of Beatrice; five sons, Butch Lottman of Lincoln, Bob (Pam) Lottman of Beatrice, Bill (Kelly) Lottman and Rich (D.J.) Lottman all of Oklahoma City, OK and Dean (Michelle) Lottman of Beatrice; one daughter, Barb (Mike) Roebke of Beatrice; one daughter-in-law, Lori Lottman of Gig Harbor, WA; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Maniery of Rutland, VT; several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. She was preceded in death by her parents, John J. and Emma A. Lertola Combatti; one son Bernard “Barney” Lottman (2003); brother, John P.Combatti of Rutland, VT; two sisters, Pam McLaughlin of Tampa, FL and Helen Stapleton of Rutland, VT.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Beatrice with Father Robert Barnhill, Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery of Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion of Beatrice and the United States Air Force Funeral Honors Guard. The body will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday the family will greet friends from 4-5 p.m. with a Rosary to follow. www.foxfuneralhome.net Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.