RayCelia Frerichs, 94

January 16, 1926 - August 25, 2020

Juniata resident RayCelia Frerichs, 94, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Harvard
Rest Haven in Harvard, NE.

Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Juniata Cemetery in Juniata. There will
be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the Juniata Cemetery. If you do not
bring one, we can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the
family.

RayCelia was born January 16, 1926, at Prosser, NE, the youngest of three daughters born to
Lindley McKinley & Ray Anna (Kuntz) Overfield. She grew up along the Missouri Pacific
Railroad track for which her dad was an engine watchman. RayCelia joined the Prosser
Methodist Church at age 12, during a Nebraska thunderstorm. It was quite a kid's life
growing up in Prosser, flying kites, playing ball, and playing ball while riding their bikes.
She swam in the Kenesaw sandpit, climbed the railroad roundhouse and water tower, and was
the reason for her mother’s grey hair. RayCelia went to Prosser School for eight years then
rode the school bus to Juniata, NE where she graduated from Juniata High School in 1943.
She attended Hastings College for one year.

RayCelia married Walter Frerichs of Juniata on April 6, 1944. After 57 years of married life,
Walt died on May 21, 2001. They spent most of their life farming. Joining their family was
three children, Dan, Tom, and Lynne. RayCelia enjoyed sports, especially bowling. She
volunteered over 9,000 hours as a Pink Lady at Mary Lanning Healthcare.

RayCelia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Frerichs; and grandson,
Shaun.

SURVIVORS:

Sons: Dan (Elizabeth) Frerichs – Gothenburg, NE
Tom (Joann) Frerichs – Juniata, NE
Daughter: Lynne Wiseman – Juniata, NE
Grandchildren: Kris
Mike
Dani
Michele
John
Shane
Great-Grandchildren: Jerome
Jordan
Shea
Beau
Zane
Nikolina
Bentley
Finley
Everley
Coralynn