Olga Janzen Friesen - December 02, 2009Olga Janzen Friesen, 92, of Henderson, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Bethesda Cemetery, Henderson. Memorial services followed at the Bethesda Mennonite Church with the Revs. Weldon Martens and Jim Voth officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the Bethesda Radio Fund. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com.
She was born Aug. 13, 1917 to Jacob D. and Helena (Peters) Janzen on a farm two miles west of Henderson. She attended grade school at District 77 and graduated from Henderson High School. She was baptized by Rev. A.W. Friesen and received into Bethesda Church membership where she remained a member until her death.
On March 6, 1938 she married Albert H. Friesen. They were married for 38 years.
She was well-known in Henderson as a hard worker. She worked at Friesen IGA for 33 years, followed by additional employment at Stop 2 Shop, Sno Queen, Dutch Kitchen and Henderson Hospital kitchen, retiring from her last job at age 85.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert; brother, Walt Janzen; sisters, Tina Friesen, Anna Goertzen, Goldie Wall and Delores Kroeker; and daughter-in-law, Deb Friesen.
Survivors include her sons, Roger (Nancy) Friesen of Gypsum, Colo., Russell (Carol) Friesen of Lincoln and Rondell (Jeanette) Friesen of Henderson; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; her brother Henry (Jean) Janzen of Henderson; sisters Clara Ratzlaff of Henderson and Doris Graber of Pretty Prairie, Kan.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin Kroeker of Seward, Elva Janzen of Henderson, Erna Peters of Henderson and Willard (Bertha) Friesen of Henderson; plus many more family and friends.