Ethel Mae Magstadt

Magstadt, Ethel Mae

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thoughts and Prayers
She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ethel was without a doubt one of the nicest people I've ever known.
Crying and rejoicing at the same time! Ethel and Bill were such a part of our lives, going back to Church Camp and those great meals she made. So many memories through the years. Instead of greeting us at church, she will be greeting us in Heaven! You all are in our hearts and prayers that our Lord will give you His Peace and surround and uplift you with His arms of Love!
Such a sweet woman, and a great woman of God. She is safe in the arms of Jesus. My deepest sympathy to her family. She will be missed by many. How sweet is the promise of a reunion.
She will be missed. She always brought a smile to my face. There is another Angel in heaven
Mrs. Magstadt, was my second grade Sunday school teacher at Trinity Lutheran and then came into my again in winter of 1979 in the unlikely location of Wheatland WY with her husband traveling to Denver CO for Thanksgiving. My husband and I were traveling from Tulsa OK home to Riverton for Thanksgiving and fought storms all the way, it was blizzard conditions when WY closed the roads and we were stuck with hundreds of weary travelers at a truck stop in Cheyenne WY waiting for roads to open. As darkness neared we were notified that WY just opened the gate to I-25 with cheers from all waiting we headed to highway in my husbands mothers Plush, baby blue Lincoln Continental with full tank of gas and survival kit she sent (coffee can w/candle so we wouldn’t freeze to death if stuck a blanket crackers and water). We watched As WY DOTD physically opened a make shift gate across the highway and off hundreds of went into the still blizzard conditions, determined to get home for holiday. It got super dark real fast and made it somewhere between Chugwater and Wheatland WY. People started getting stuck and 18 wheelers stuck on off ramps which left over a hundred motorists stuck In NO WHERE LAND in below zero blizzard conditions, very scary as the night went on, we rationed our gas to warm up and criticized people wasting theirs trying to get unstuck. At first I could open my door and try to step out into the 3’ snow drifts but soon was getting harder to open door as we were all getting covered in snow, ice and frigid winds. After midnight a man knocked frantically on our window asking if he and wife and 2 babies could get in our car as they were almost out of gas. Of course they could and blew in. Turns out it was the brother of the priest that married us a year earlier in Glenrock WY. Eventually Denver news flew over in morning notifying WY they had a hundred stranded motorist nearly buried by snow. The national guard came in with giant snow plows and army trucks to haul us all to Wheatland Armory. We walked to a seven-eleven to use pay phone and see if we could get out of there! WY would not let my brother in law come from Glenrock (roads open to Wheatland but not beyond.). While hanging out there we ran into Mr. and Mrs. Magstadt waiting to see if the roads would open to Denver. Finally they decided to turn around and go home as roads opened and offered us a ride to Riverton or Glenrock. We were so great full and enjoyed their company to my brother in law in Glenrock where the next day with borrowed car (ours was towed to impoundment and was 11 days later they let us get it out) and finally made it home to Riverton all thanks to my second grade Sunday school teacher Mrs. Magstadt??
She was an Angel and have found memories of her. Fly with the Angels Mrs. Magstadt.
Ethel entered my life a few different times with long stretches of time between. She was one of the kindest and loving people that I had the pleasure of being around. She will undoubtedly be missed by many.
We love you grandma, Rest In Peace??
Magstadt Family,
Miss Ethel was always a joy. She was one of the most kind-hearted people we've known. She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know her. We are so very sorry for your loss, but we know she is happy in heaven. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Sorry to hear of Ethel passing. She was a great lady. My family( my mother, my daughter, my two grandson and me). remembers all the trips we made to Alliance Nebraska where I am from and where her daughter and her family lived at that time and back to Riverton and enjoyed every minute with her.
So sorry to hear the loss of Ethel. I remember moving to Riverton and her and Bill meeting our family for the first time at the Church Pancake Dinner. They both were the most loving and kindest folks. I remember all their stories telling us kids about things and places of themselves as they grew up in life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we hope the peace and comfort only God can give soothes and comforts you all during this time.
Ethel was a very special person in our family (I am part of the Herrmann clan). She was always a little ray of sunshine, ready with a hug, a smile, a kind word. I loved her like a Grandma, and she will surely be missed. Hugs to you all, her family.