Fredie Lee BirdMay 20, 1935 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 85)
Public visitation service for Fredie L. Bird, 85, of Wisner, formerly of Norfolk, will be Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. till 1:30 at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. A private family service will be at 2:00 p.m. and live streamed on the Home for Funerals Facebook page. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Bird passed away on December 10, 2020, at the Wisner Care Center.
Fredie was born in Wisner, NE, on May 20, 1935, the son of Fred and Verna (Schuldt) Bird. He was baptized on March 10, 1940, and confirmed on April 2, 1950 at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church near Pender. He attended high school in Pender, NE.
On June 5, 1955, Fredie married the love of his life Arlene Hermelbracht and they had four children. Together, they farmed near Pender. In 1969, they moved to West Point, NE, and continued to farm and loved to go camping and occasionally sneak off to the casino.
Fredie served on the School Board for District 22 as the treasurer. He also served five years on the milk board of American Milk Producers Incorporated (AMPI).
Fredie and Arlene moved to Norfolk in 1999 when Arlene became ill. Fredie has lived at the Wisner Care Center since June 2018.
Fredie is survived by his four children: Roxanne (Brian) Ellis of Norfolk, Scott Bird of Wisner, Pam Lamer (Wes Buck) of Albion and Tina Bird of Lyons; 10 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; sisters Lila (Erwin) Nelson of Lyons, Sandra (Leonard) Wintermote of Elm Creek, NE, Betty (Steve) Mayberry of Elk Creek, MO, and his brother Randy (Kathy) Bird of Wayne, NE.
He was preceded in death by his spouse, parents and granddaughter, Bridget Marr.