Edna Mae Frey, 92, of Thurston, Nebraska died on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at her son’s home in Texas. Funeral services for Edna Mae will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery of Pender. Memorials are suggested to St. Luke Lutheran Church and the Pender Senior Citizens Center.
Edna Mae was born on May 27, 1921 in Rural Pender, Nebraska, the daughter of William and Clara (Schopke) Krusemark. She attended country school near Pender. Edna Mae was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. On January 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Ervin Frey. The couple made their home on a farm East of Thurston, until retiring and moving into town. To this union four children were born Beulah Mae, Richard, Beverly and Robert. After raising her four children, she worked at IBP Packing Plant for the next 25 years. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson where she was active in the Alter Guild and WELCA. She was also involved with the Pender Senior Citizens Center, and belonged to several social and card clubs throughout the years. She enjoyed the annual Watermelon Days Celebration and Easter Egg Hunts held in Thurston with the involvement of the Better Homes Club sponsoring a bake sale and games. Her hobbies included baking, sewing and square dancing.
Edna Mae is survived by her children; Beulah Mae (Art) Greve of Wayne, NE; Robert (Judy) Frey of Hideaway, TX and Beverly (Randy) Farmer of Grove, OK. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law Anita Frey of Wichita, KS, 15 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, her siblings William (Sharlene) Krusemark; Mila Jean (Arnie) Samuelson. She is also survived by sister-in-laws Eunice Krusemark, Paulina Krusemark and Mary Lou Krusemark and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ervin; son Richard Frey; brothers Willis, Edward and LeRoy Krusemark and sisters Wilma Jorgensen and Clarabelle Krusemark.