Margaret L. Ratkovec
Date of Birth
May 24, 1928
Brainard, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 16, 2018
Fremont, Nebraska
Graveside Service Directions

Friday, January 19, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Vitus Catholic Cemetery ~ Touhy, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

Margaret L. Ratkovec, 89 of Wahoo, NE entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Premier Estates of Fremont in Fremont, NE.  She was born May 24, 1928 in Brainard, NE to Anton and Ludmila (Krajcman) Spatz.  She attended grade school at the Brainard Country School.  She was united in marriage to Leonard Ratkovec on September 27, 1951 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard.  In her early years, Margaret worked as a waitress at Leisure Lanes in Omaha and a Daycare provider but most of all she was a stay-at-home mother and wife.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, bowling, Bingo, bird watching and taking care of her farm animals.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Jennie (John Noonan) Nicholls of Colon, NE, Julie Mathis of Fremont, NE; grandchildren, Terry Ligon, Duane Ligon, Cassandra (Raymond) Hoover, Crystal (Michael) Jackson; great-grandchildren, Jasmine Irving, Brian Ligon, Isabella Jackson, Elyssa Jackson, Cain Jackson, Aurora Hoover, Lyla Hoover; sister-in-law, Adeline Divis; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Ratkovec; three children; grandson, Christopher Ratkovec and numerous brothers and sisters.

Condolences for Margaret L. Ratkovec
  1. Vicki lathrop
    • January 16, 2018 - 6 years ago

    Our deepest condolences to the family of margaret, you are all in our thoughts & prayers. May Margaret rest in peace in the arms of out Lord. Vicki & John Lathrop

  2. Lisa Jaskulski
    • January 19, 2018 - 6 years ago

    Margaret will be missed. I enjoyed our many visits. She would always bring me something special each time she came to my office at Westview. When I left my position there she was one of the first to come and tell me how much she would miss me and gave me a hug. Thank you Margaret for being such a light in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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