Jason Charles Frede, the son of Ronald Gene and Merrily Ann (Ryder) Frede, was born September 5, 1980, in Redwood City, California. Jason attended Woodside High School, Woodside, California. He then attended various California community colleges before attending Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska. Jason graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2018 and was currently working towards his Master’s degree. Jason served in the United States Navy during the 2005 defensive era.
Kenneth Ray Jenkins, one of four sons of Riley and Doris (Edwards) Jenkins, was born May 24, 1939, at Auburn, Nebraska. Ken attended school at Auburn through junior high, and then at Tecumseh through the 11th grade. Ken later earned his GED while in Lincoln.
Bonnie Belle (Balke) Roleder, 92, of Lincoln, Nebraska was born on August 20, 1929, on the family farm near Johnson, Nebraska. She was one of four children born to Rohland and Emma (Rohrs) Balke. Bonnie was baptized into the Lutheran faith at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Johnson and confirmed at age 12. She grew up in the Johnson, Auburn and Adams, Nebraska communities. Bonnie graduated from Adams High School in 1946 and received a Regents Scholarship.
My Wife, Chris, and I were talking about being near the end and how maybe I should write my own obituary. People wouldn’t feel as though they had to make up something nice. Also, how often do you get the chance to write your own obituary. I did have to promise no cussing or married jokes.
Dr. Lee Volker, 79, of Walton, Nebraska passed away at home late Friday, March 11, 2022. Lee was born on October 24, 1942 in Humboldt, Nebr. to Lawrence and Lenora (Koehler) Volker. The eldest of five siblings, Lee grew up on his family’s farm near Humboldt and was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church.