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Laura Friesen Boehr – Metz Mortuary

    Laura (Friesen) Boehr
    Laura (Friesen) Boehr was born on November 5, 1921, the ninth child of Peter D. and Katharina Friesen on a farm in Hamilton County. She passed away on August 19, 2010 at the age of 88 years, 9 months, 14 days.

    Laura completed the eighth grade at Farmers Valley School and then went to Henderson High School for four years, graduating in 1939. She worked for various families doing housework and child care.

    ​Laura married Donald Boehr on April 20, 1941 and they celebrated 68 years together. To this union were born six children, Stanley, Vivian, Stuart, Laura Jane, Doris and Brenda.

    Donald and Laura farmed and moved to Henderson in 1978. Laura worked at the nursing home for a few years. Laura enjoyed mission societies, teaching Sunday School, and spending time at the Senior Center. She loved to embroider, crochet and piece quilt tops and quilt. She also enjoyed babysitting for the grandchildren. Family gatherings were special with verenika as a special treat. Laura appreciated the Bible study group she and Don were a part of, and she truly believed in prayer. Don and Laura traveled to see their children and also to the Holy Land, Europe, Hawaii and many states.

    Laura is survived by her six children and their families and her relatives: son Stan Boehr and wife Karren (Friesen), Henderson;  daughter Vivian (Boehr) Pereboom and husband Bill, Littleton, Colo.; son Stuart Boehr, Grand Rapids, Minn.; daughter Laura Jane (Boehr) Steingard and husband Dale, Henderson; daughter Doris (Boehr) Miller and husband Dr. Ken, Bellfontaine, Ohio; daughter Dr. Brenda (Boehr) Srof and husband Jody, Goshen, Ind.  Laura was blessed with fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Sister Leona Epp, Henderson; brother-in-law Harland Epp, Henderson. In-laws Kay Boehr, Blair; Jean Boehr, Pa.; Sarah Regier, Newton, Kan.; Rachel Hiebner, Henderson.

    Preceding Laura in death were her husband, Donald, parents Peter D. and Katharina Friesen, six brothers and two sisters.

    Committal services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Bethesda Cemetery, Henderson, NE, followed by memorial services at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethesda Mennonite Church. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday at Metz Mortuary in Henderson. The family will be present to receive friends Sunday evening from 6:30-8 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the Bethesda Mennonite Church-local church fund or the Henderson Care Center.

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