Marjorie R. Houfek
Date of Birth
November 18, 1925
Lexington, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 16, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Monday, December 21, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Edensburg Lutheran Cemetery ~ Malmo, Nebraska


*The funeral service will be live streamed on Svoboda Facebook page.


Tabitha Journey House
4615 J. Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Marjorie Ruth Houfek, 95 of Lincoln, NE, went to her heavenly home to be with her beloved husband, William H. Houfek on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln, NE.  She was born November 18, 1925 in Lexington, NE to George V. and Ruby M. (O’Donnell) Reynolds.

Marjorie graduated from Lexington High School in 1944. During her high school years Marjorie enjoyed being an usher at the Majestic Theatre in Lexington.  She received her Teaching Degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and taught elementary school at various Lincoln school districts. She was proud of being the oldest living Chi Omega sorority member in Nebraska. She met her future husband, William Houfek at UNL and the two were later married on June 8, 1948 in Lexington. They lived in Lincoln, Omaha, Holdrege, Lexington and Genoa.

Marjorie is survived by her three children, Todd (Julia) Houfek of Omaha, NE,  Jill (Dave) Meyer of Archer, NE, Jane (Neal) Christensen of Rigby, ID; four grandchildren, Alan Christensen, Kelly Christensen, Steve Hardesty, Ben (Melissa) Hardesty; two great-grandchildren, Billy and Sam Hardesty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruby Reynolds; husband, William H. Houfek; brother, James Reynolds.

Condolences for Marjorie R. Houfek
  1. Crystal Westring Higgins
    • December 17, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Jill and all so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

  2. Judy Nelson
    • December 18, 2020 - 3 years ago

    My condolences to your family. I have so many memories of Marge and the Congregational Church in Genoa and they are special. She did love her little church.

  3. Laurie Westring Hrachovec
    • December 18, 2020 - 3 years ago

    My deepest sympathies to all of you and prayers for you all during this time

  4. Mary Scherling
    • December 18, 2020 - 3 years ago

    So sorry for your loss Julia and family.

  5. Annette Wysocki
    • December 18, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Todd and Julie – My condolences to you and your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mothers always hold special places in our hearts to be treasured and remain with us in their own spirited way.

  6. Alan & Peg Zarek
    • December 18, 2020 - 3 years ago

    What a wonderful person she was!! So many great memories growing up with the Houfeks. Our thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  7. Nancy & Shef Fisco
    • December 19, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Todd, Julie, Jill, Jane & family: Like Bill, the love of her life, Marge was always smiling, friendly and engaging! A grand lady indeed. Always made you feel welcome! May perpetual light shine upon her & may she Rest In Peace with our Good Lord.

  8. Susan Turner
    • December 20, 2020 - 3 years ago

    So sorry to hear this news! So many special memories as neighbors and as a friend! May God less each of you and hold you close! We need HIM more than ever during the Holiday season, when we lose a loved one! RIP Marjorie!

  9. Kerry Terrell
    • December 24, 2020 - 3 years ago

    So sorry to hear of Marge’s passing! I don’t remember ever seeing her without a smile on her face and she was always so gracious! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!🙏

    Kerry Terrell

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