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Shirley M. Friesen

    Shirley M. Friesen, age 79 of Henderson, NE died Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at Henderson. She was born on November 18, 1944 to Gustav and Nettie (Mierau) Friesen in York, NE. She was united in marriage on September 17, 1965 to Wallace Friesen in Henderson.

    She was a long time member of Bethesda Mennonite Church, and was a part of the Mission Circle. She enjoyed working in her greenhouse, especially planting flowers. Shirley sang in the church choir and enjoyed painting ceramics. She was an avid Husker fan. Shirley was formerly President of the Henderson Hospital Auxiliary and loved making Verenike for MCC Sales.

    She is survived by her husband Wally Friesen of Henderson; children Kim (Karen) Friesen of Carthage, Indianna; Kevin (Stephanie) Friesen of Henderson; and friends Gayle (Rick) Schwenk of Henderson; grandchildren Grant Friesen of Pella, IA; Garrett (Delanie) Friesen of Manhattan, KS; Karley Friesen of Henderson; Blake Friesen of Henderson; Nick Friesen of Henderson; and sister Julie Kasper of Topeka, KS.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Jennie Kliewer; former husbands Wayne Peters and Albert Kliewer; and brother-in-law Ron Kasper.

    Graveside services will be held at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery northeast of Henderson, followed by Memorial services at 10:30 a.m., at the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson, with the Reverends Chelsea Vaught and Andrea Wall officiating. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m., Friday with family greeting friends from 7-9 p.m. that evening at the mortuary in Henderson. Memorials may be directed to Sutton Community Home or Legacy Square in Henderson.

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