Obituary for Viola M. "Vi" (Benson) Froehlich
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Viola M. "Vi" (Benson) Froehlich

March 7, 1930 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 90)

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Funeral Service
December 23, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
1100 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

December 26, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
1100 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Rescheduled Funeral Services for Viola M. “Vi” Froehlich, age 90, of Norfolk, will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 26, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church.  The service will be live streamed on the St. Paul’s website at by clicking on the Livestream Service icon.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements. 

She passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Viola Mae Benson was born March 7, 1930 on the family farm near Bloomfield, Nebraska to Martin and Mabel (Sceli) Benson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa.  She graduated from Bloomfield High School.

She married Warren “Bud” Froehlich on November 9, 1951 at Thabor Lutheran Church in Wausa.  Vi and Bud operated a bar in Hadar. 

Vi will fondly be remembered as the caretaker of family; she always did what was necessary to take care of them.  She delighted in her family and their Swedish heritage.  She doted on her grandson.  Vi will also be remembered for her great smile.  In her younger years, she was a very good bowler and loved going to national tournaments.  Vi enjoyed her soap operas, game shows, country music and dancing with Bud.   

She is survived by her daughters Kathy Froehlich of Norfolk and Sandy (Phil) Frank of Lincoln, grandson Schuyler Froehlich, brother Dale “Pete” Benson and many nieces and nephews.

Vi was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 9 siblings.

Memorials requested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

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