Margaret E. Nortrup, 90, of Stronghurst, died at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.
She was born June 6, 1922, in Waverly, the daughter of John Alonzo and Bessie May Mapes Bacon. On Aug. 7, 1940, she married F.D. "Hap" Nortrup in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2011.
Mrs. Nortrup worked in the office of the family business, Nortrup Petroleum Company, for many years. She enjoyed her friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved sewing, square dancing and card club. She had been active in the Women of the Moose
, and was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church of Stronghurst.
Survivors include three sons, Dwight (Charon) Nortrup of San Benito, Texas, and John "Toby" (Mary Lue) Nortrup and Jerry (Lou Ann) Nortrup, both of Stronghurst; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson, Randy Countryman; and three sisters, Thelma Pinson, Anna Muntman and Irene Brian.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, where the family will be present from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Moose Rites will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Stronghurst Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab and Stronghurst Bethel Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at www.banksandbeals.com.