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Obituary for Vernon W. Friberg
Vernon W. Friberg, 91, died Monday Feb. 6, 2007, at Homestead Nursing Home in Lincoln, Neb. Vernon was born March 10, 1915, in Frederic to Martin and Victoria Friberg, He grew up on the family farm in Daniels Township where he walked with his sister Lillian to Wood Creek grade school. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in West Sweden. As a teenager, he helped his father build the house he lived in all his life. On June 12, 1948 he married Lola Hastings of Trade Lake. They settled at the dairy farm on County Line road where they raised three sons; Vern, Gerry and Jim. He enjoyed animals, birds, fishing, hunting and working in the woods. He retired from dairy farming in 1986. Vernon was preceded in death by his wife Lola in 1997. After that time, he spent winters in Nebraska with his son Gerry and family. He enjoyed gardening during the summers at his home in Wisconsin. At both locations, he loved the food and company at the senior center each noon. He is survived by his sister, Lillian Anderson; sons, Vern, Gerry and Jim; nephew, Lonnie Anderson; six grandchildren and four great-grand children. Funeral services are planned at Grace Lutheran Church of West Sweden, Friday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., with Pastor David Almlie officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 15, 4 - 7 p.m. at the Rowe Funeral home in Frederic. The Rowe Funeral Home, Frederic, was entrusted with arrangements.