Edna “Sue” I. Frey

Edna “Sue” I. Frey

Edna “Sue” I. Frey

Jan. 24, 1933 – June 2, 2019

Edna “Sue” Ilene Frey was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Lyons, the only daughter and the third of five children born to Peter and Elizabeth (Mathisen) Gage, and passed away June 2, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home in Milford at age 86.

As a young girl, Sue attended grade school and later became a 1951 graduate of Underwood High School, near Council Bluffs, Iowa. Afterward, Sue worked as a secretary with Mutual of Omaha. On July 8, 1953, in Omaha, she was united in marriage to Marvin D. Frey, and to this union a daughter, Cathy, and a son, Mark, were born. Together they moved to Milford where Sue was employed as secretary at ESU 6 from 1971 until her retirement. She loved the time spent with her family and friends, watching her grandchildren’s activities and collecting angels and frogs. Sue enjoyed watching Nebraska athletic events and the Kansas City Royals baseball games, crocheting with her husband Marvin, camping, many trips to the Black Hills, playing cards and celebrating Christmas and birthdays with family and friends. She was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Survivors include her children, Cathy Frey and Mark and Lorna Frey, all of Milford; grandchildren, Colby Frey (Rebekah) of Milford, Brandy (Phil) Rader of Omaha, Ryne (Emily) Frey of Kearney and Trey Frey of David City; great-granddaughter, Brianna Sue Rader of Omaha; brothers and sister-in-law, Peter and Corrine Gage of Omaha and Stanley Gage of Fort Calhoun; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin in 2004; brothers, John and Roy Gage; sisters-in-law, Eleanor and Joan Gage; and a niece, Gina Gage. 

Memorial services were held June 5, 2019, at Milford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lyle Schoen officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Colby, Ryne and Trey Frey, Phil Rader, Greg Gage and Mark Oliva. Her final resting place was in Lyons Cemetery, next to her late husband, Marvin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford American Legion Auxiliary. Condolences may be sent to the family at laubermoore.com.

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