Darlene Wortman, age 92, of West Point, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Colonial Haven in Beemer. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 24th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. James Weeder as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch follwoing at the Nielsen Center. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at Stokely Funeral Home. Family will be present at visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family for future designation. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Darlene Marie Bliemeister was born April 23, 1929 in Loretto to William and Josephine (Meier)
Bliemeister. She attended elementary school at Loretto, graduated from West Point High School in
1946, and worked for the Cuming County Superintendent and Rural Electric Association. On June 6,
1950, Darlene married Norbert Surman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In 1955, the couple moved to
California, where Darlene worked as a legal secretary until they returned to West Point in 1974. She
worked as a bookkeeper at Bliemeister Auto Repair until retiring. After Norbert’s death in 1984, Darlene
married Fred “Fritz” Wortman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on June 28, 1985.
Darlene was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guild, and VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include her stepchildren Margie (Vince) Marr of Dodge, Russ (Pam Pierce) Wortman of West
Point, Ken Wortman of West Point, and Ginger (Myren) Lambrecht of Omaha; six grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Liz Bliemeister of West Point; and many nieces and nephews.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Norbert Surman; husband Fritz Wortman in 2011;
brothers Conrad, Harold, Bill, and Gale Bliemeister; and sister, Esther Jenson.