Funeral services for Twilla Friedrich, age 89, of Wausa, Nebraska will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Golgotha Lutheran Church in rural Wausa. Reverend Adam Salinas will officiate, with burial in Golgotha Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa is in charge of arrangements.
Twilla died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Twilla Rose Sellon Friedrich was born May 4, 1927, to Joe and Eleanor (Otte) Sellon of Randolph, Nebraska. She was baptized and confirmed in the Randolph United Methodist Church in 1936.
She attended Randolph grade and high school, graduating in 1945. She went thru Normal Teachers Training, at Wayne State College. She taught four years in the Pierce County Country Schools. Twilla married Harold Bauer November 20, 1949. They farmed south of Randolph with Harold’s dad, Louie Bauer. They had two daughters, Deborah and Maxine. Harold died March 5, 1957.
Twilla and the girls moved to Randolph following a farm sale. She married Lowell Friedrich May 16, 1958. They had four children born to them, Bruce, Meril, Jeff, and Joyce. They farmed west of Wausa. Lowell died March 10, 1983. Twilla remained on the farm until October 2016, when she moved to the Wausa Rehabilitation and Care Center. Twilla died at the Care Center February 28, 2017.
Survivors include her children, Debbie (Darwin) Vanness, Maxine (Tim) Schrader, Bruce (Linda) Friedrich, Meril (Cheryl) Friedrich, Jeff (Dawn) Friedrich, Joyce (Dave) Fink; fourteen grandchildren, Danita (Brendon) Diamond, Darren (Gretchen) Vanness, Dan (fiancé Nicole Nice) Vanness, Jesse Fraas, Drew Friedrich, Shelby Friedrich, Ryan (Rachel) Friedrich, Evan (Abbie Rohde) Friedrich, Brody (Tiffany) Friedrich, Tylor (Kelsey Papenhausen) Fincher, Reid (Kenzie Curry) Friedrich, Gavin Friedrich, Kirsten (fiancé Mark Dendinger) Fink, Megan (Seth Lackas) Fink; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Joedy (Marlene) Sellon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Twilla was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Eleanor Sellon; husbands, Harold Bauer and Lowell Friedrich; sister; Lavone (Gerald) Hansen; and sisters-in-law, Verlyn (Loy) Vanness and Leona (Bill) Vanness.
Twilla was a loving mom and grandmother. She was a faithful member of Golgotha Lutheran Church since 1958. She was a long time member of Friendly Neighbors Club for over 55 years. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering and being outdoors tending to her flowers. Twilla was an excellent cook and always had cookies, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate brownies ready for her children and grandchildren.