Kathryn B. “Kitsy” Wortmann, age 60, of New Sewickley Township, PA died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday morning, at church, one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Ballou, James M. Buchanan, Ken Buller, John Reese, Todd Reese, and Andy Fox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Janet Lagergren, Jeri Clouston, Mary Bender, Alice Jones, Pat Range, and Kim Fox.
Kitsy was born March 3, 1958 in Sioux City, IA to Leo James & Hazel (Rodgers) Buchanan. She grew up in Hartington and was a graduate of Hartington High School in 1976. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Dakota in 1980. Kitsy married Steven Wortmann on June 14, 1980 in Bow Valley, NE. She and Steve lived in Salina, KS, Parker, CO, and in Freedom, PA. Kitsy worked for the Sioux City Journal, the Norfolk Daily News, and at Kansas Wesleyan. She was a member at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church in Cranberry Twp., PA. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Kitsy was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
Kitsy is survived by her husband, Steven G. Wortmann; her son and daughter, Steven Leo Wortmann and Paige Kathryn Wortmann of New Sewickley Township; her siblings, James Rodger Buchanan of Omaha, NE, and Judith Buchanan of Lennox, SD.
Kitsy was preceded in death by her parents Jim & Hazel Buchanan; sister-in-law, Dorthea “Dotti” Buchanan.
Memorial donations can be sent in Kitsy’s name to the American Diabetes Association.