Edith Frear

Graveside Services for 90-year old Edith Frear of Chadron, NE, are Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM CT at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Valentine Public Library and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Edith Arlayne (Rasmussen) Frear was born on September 28, 1930 in Todd County, SD, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Bebout) Rasmussen. She passed away on August 23, 2021 in Chadron.

Edith graduated from Alta High school in Alta, IA, in 1947. She met her husband Donald Frear in Alta and they were married in Minnesota on January 23, 1948.

Daughter Sharon was born at Storm Lake, IA, in 1950 – the same year the family moved to the farm in Todd County. Son Greg was born in 1952 at Valentine, NE. In 1955 they moved to Crookston, NE, and son James was born in 1957 at Valentine.

The family moved one last time, going to Valentine in 1969. Don and Edith moved to Columbus, NE, in 1992 to be close to their children and grandchildren.

Edith was a homemaker, wife and mother. She loved to sew, knit, and bake. She was also a voracious reader her entire life.

Edith was preceded in death by her beloved husband Donald, her parents, her brother Thomas, her sister Alice, and her sister Evelynn.

She is survived by her daughter Sharon (Paul) Cazabon of Corpus Christi, TX, her son Gregory (Sylvia) of Washington and her son James (Shelley) of Chadron, NE.

Also surviving Edith are her sister Jeneve Stapf of Tyler, TX, granddaughters Laura (Housten) Braly and Ann Cazabon, grandsons Donald (Mechelle) Frear and Thomas (Celina) Frear, great-grandson Tyler (Anna) Hagge and great-great-grandsons Eli and Aiden Hagge.

She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces spread across the country. 

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Edith Frear.

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