Berenice A. Freidhof

berenice freidhof
Berenice A. Freidhof, age 94, of Elma, IA passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Colonial Manor in Elma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, IA with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass. Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery following the funeral mass. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 3:30 PM Rosary. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Wednesday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Berenice Ann was born July 26, 1927, the daughter of William and Mae (Vorda) Nibaur. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. After completing her education, Berenice began working at Rath’s Meat Packing in Waterloo, IA. On October 8, 1946, she was united in marriage to Fabian “Fay” Freidhof at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Lourdes. The couple welcomed their three children, Norbert, Alan and Colleen. Together, Berenice and Fay farmed near Lourdes until their retirement in the early 1980’s when they moved to the “North Acreage.” Berenice enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing cards, gardening, traveling and feeding and watching birds. She was especially fond of her fur baby, Kiki. Berenice was a member of Our lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Rosary Society. Those left to cherish Berenice’s memories are her children, Norbert (Roxanne) Freidhof of Assaria, KS; Alan (Norma) Freidhof of West Union, IA and Colleen (Mike) Heying of Elma, IA; her grandchildren, Matthew (Amy) Freidhof of Des Moines, IA, Chris (Kara) Freidhof of New Philadelphia, OH, Daniel (Teresa) Freidhof of Salina, KS, Heather (Blake) Gamm of Fayette, IA, Malissa (Scott) Mauricio of Cold Spring, MN, Annette (Arlen) Kriener of Fort Atkinson, IA, Scott Mikesh (Lisa Bos) of De Pere, WI, Joshua (Melissa) Heying of Cresco, IA; her 20 great grandchildren, Aaron, Gwendolyn, Charles, Alex, Jarrett, Logan, Dominick, Autumn, MacKenzie, Isabella, Trent, Colten, Shyanne, Bradley, Marcus, Jordan, Mitchell, Josie, Landyn and Gavin; her brother, Roger (Marilee) Nibaur of Lourdes and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Fay Freidhof.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to her entire family. She was quite a lady and we enjoyed getting to know her.

  2. So very sorry to hear of your moms passing,Colleen!Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏻

  3. Sorry to learn of Berenice’s passing. Condolences to the family.She lived a very rich and full family and community life.

  4. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – Elma

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. Berenice was a wonderful lady. We got to know her at the KC conventions. Enjoyed talking to her.

  6. Al and Norma and the Freidhof family, you have my sympathy, seems we just spoke of the blessed life your mother lived.

  7. Our deepest sympathy—cherish all the great memories!!!!she was a nice lady may she Rest In Peace!!

  8. So sorry for your loss. Your mother was always so pleasant and loved visiting with her. Deepest sympathy to all.

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss, Berenice was always nice to visit with,I,m sure she will be missed by many, my prayers are with you all.

  10. Sorry to hear about Bernice passing. I always loved running into her, she always was happy. I am sure there are plenty of memories to last a life time. Prayers and Hugs coming your way. Mary Jane Leach

  11. Always greeted you with her beautiful smile and wit! Rest well Berenice! My sincere sympathies to all her families.

  12. In memory of Mom, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother from Norb & Rox, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  13. Norb, Alan & Coleen, Sincere Sympathy to all of you & your families. Enjoy the many memories you made with your Mom. Sorry we are not able to make it to her funeral but know we are thinking of you all on this special day. Sincerely, Donald & Dorothy ( Freidhof) Link

  14. Extending our deepest sympathy to your family. I always enjoyed chatting with your mom when we bumped into one another…she was such a friendly gal. May she Rest In Peace.

  15. Sympathy to all the family. I just saw this while reading Lois McAvoy’s obit! Elma lost 2 great woman! 94 is an amazing age…and your mom lived life to the fullest! Your dad would always yell at Steve and call him Norweigen!

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