|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1913|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 2005|
Lena Charlotte Frey was one of four children born to William and Marie Lena (Weber) Rehtus on November 21, 1913. She departed this life on November 1, 2005 at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 10 days.
Lena graduated from Eckley High School in 1932. On July 20, 1932 she was united in marriage with Clifford Carl Frey at the Unity evangelical (sic) Church, which was located in the rural Guide Rock area. They first farmed near Cowles, and later farmed near Guide Rock. Three children were born to this union, Norman, Merlin and Rose Ann Frey.
As a young girl, Lena attended Sunday School at Unity Church near Guide Rock and drove her brother, George, and herself to Unity by horse and buggy. As an adult, she attended the Cowles Methodist Church, the Guide Rock Methodist Church, they (sic) New Hope American Sunday School Union near her home, and the Red Cloud Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed being involved in teaching Sunday School classes, as well as serving as the Sunday School Superintendent in the Eckley American Sunday School Union. She attended church and Sunday School faithfully, until failing hearing and eyesight prevented her participation.
After her husband, Clifford, preceded her in death on April 12, 1947, she stayed on the farm to raise their three young children, as well as manage to farm. Lena continued to maintain a great interest in the farm activities after retiring to Red Cloud. She moved in Red Cloud in 1979, where she enjoyed her retirement years gardening and visiting with friends. She was a strong Christian and enjoyed many years of Bible Studies. She gardened well into her eighties.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Clifford; two brothers, Ernest and George Rehtus and this wives, and a sister, Anne Marie Rehtus Loeslin. Left to treasure her memory are her children, Norman Frey of Guide Rock, Nebraska; Merlin Frey and wife Loretta of Red Cloud; and Rose Frey of Red Cloud. Also surviving are her grandchildren Greg Frey and wife Maggie; Tracy Stocker and husband Chris; five great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Harold Loeslin; nieces, nephews and many friends.
William Rehtus (1873 - 1966)
Marie Lena Weber Rehtus (1876 - 1961)
Clifford Carl Frey (1909 - 1947)
Guide Rock Cemetery
Plot: Section 5, Lot 69, Row 5
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59411789