Mass of Christian Burial for Stephen Freis, age 58, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. Reverend Jeremy Hans will be Celebrant, with burial in St. Ludger Catholic Cemetery in Creighton.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton is in charge of arrangements.
Stephen died Monday, December 18, 2017, at his residence.
Stephen James Freis was born on November 22, 1959, in Omaha, Nebraska to George and Sheila Freis. Stephen was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1969, and graduated from Lincoln East High School. He attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln for four years studying to be an art teacher. He also worked at the UNL Library and Sheldon Art Gallery as an assistant. He then had an illness that kept him from reaching his goals.
Stephen moved to Creighton, Nebraska in 2000, to be near his sister, Julie Rosberg. He resided at Bruce Park Terrace and was a member of St. Ludger Catholic Church. Though he was not well enough to attend church in his last years, he spent most of his days in prayer and reading and writing religious material. He loved the peace, safety, and friendliness of Creighton. He will be immeasurably missed for his wisdom, counsel, and caring nature.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila Beth Freis; his father, George John Freis; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Stephen is survived by his sister, Julie Roseberg of Creighton; nephews, James and Kenny Rosberg of Creighton; brother, Jeff Cage of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Carla Cage of Lincoln; niece, Amanda Cage of Lincoln; stepmother, Sally Freis of Elk Grove, California; aunt, Shelly Masat of Brunswick; uncles, Dave and Dion Manriquez of Omaha; and many cousins and friends.