Margaret Ganzel


Margaret Ann Winquest Ganzel, 97, wife of a Great Plains clergy member, born January 4, 1925; died April 10, 2022.  She married Rev. Dwight Ganzel Sept. 2, 1947. Together they served Methodist Churches in Loami, IL; Alma, NE; Waverly; Oakland; Grace UMC in Lincoln; and Fairbury. She was gifted teacher. She was preceded in death by her older sister Betty Cooper. She is survived by her husband of 74 years; sister Janet Cook; son Bill (Nancy Childs); daughters Julie (Charles) Willnerd; Alice Ganzel; Catherine Amis; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, March 16. Interment service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Lincoln Memorial Park. Suggested memorials to Nebraskans for Peace. Condolences online at