Genevieve A. Friend

Genevieve A. Friend

January 31, 1934 – May 26, 2021

VISITATION: Tuesday, June 1st from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by Vigil Service at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, June 2nd at 10:30am at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific Street.  Memorials are suggested to Monastery of St. Clare, Magdalene Omaha and Notre Dame Sisters.

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Genevieve “Jenny” A. Friend, loving wife and wonderful mother, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  Preceded in death by loving husband, Joseph L. Friend; sisters, Zoe Janet Beisler, Marynelle Ausdemore; brother, John Krebbs; great-grandson, Becken R. Holthus.  Survived by children: Shelley Evans (John), Dave Friend (Patty), John Friend (Karen), Matthew Friend, Diane Toth (Bob), Ann Sedlacek (Dan); grandchildren: Erin Levy, Caitlin Holthus, Jennifer Tworek, David Friend, Jr., Kelsey Friend, Tony Friend, Tyler Friend, Susan Woodworth, Rob Toth, Joe Toth, DJ Sedlacek, Devan Sedlacek, Avery Sedlacek; great-grandchildren: Macklin and Lynden Holthus, Liam and Noel Tworek, David Michael and Jacqueline Friend, Emmalyn Friend, Kate Genevieve, and Luke Joseph Friend; cousin, Lorraine Boyd-Corritore.

Memorials are suggested to Monastery of St. Clare, Magdalene Omaha and Notre Dame Sisters.



  • Rosemary Nolan Posted May 28, 2021 8:18 am

    Sympathies to all the family.

  • Sr. Stephanie Matcha Posted May 28, 2021 10:06 am

    My deepest sympathy to all of the family on the death of Genevieve, my life long special friend. She was an inspiration to me and all who knew her. I always thought of her as a Valiant Woman whose strength in life came from her deep faith in our loving God. It is through her faith and dependence on God that she had the courage to deal with any difficulty in her life. Life the Valiant Woman she “laughed at the days to come” because she knew that “God had her back.” Like her husband, Deacon Joe, she was a Deaconess and shared her faith in loving service to those in need. She cared for Imelda Baker, our common friend, for many years through Imelda’s health issues. I thank God for “Jenny”, for her presence in my life and for all the good that she did to make Christ present in our lives. I am better because of her and wish her Peace in Eternal Life with Joe, her parents, family and friends in Heaven. .

  • Sheryl Kenworthy Posted May 28, 2021 2:19 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Genny ‘s family. She was a very special person.

  • Teresa Houser Posted June 1, 2021 3:42 am

    My prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Your mother beautifully modeled what dedication to faith, family, and friendship mean at the highest levels. She was a phenomenal high school carpool driver for us, and a fantastic example of how to make the world a little more gentle, loving, and fun.

  • Joyce Lobsinger-Zupan Posted June 1, 2021 10:18 am

    I met Jenny in the late ’60’s when we were in CFM together at Blessed Sacrament parish. She was the kind of woman that you meet only once in life if you are lucky. We lost touch through moves, etc., but I have never forgotten her, her humor, her faith, her grace in all matters. My sympathy to all her family. She and Joe really lived their faith.and made us all try harder knowing them. You are in my prayers.

  • Jim waldmann Posted June 1, 2021 1:45 pm

    Prayers are with family and friends.

  • Pam and paul sedlacek Posted June 3, 2021 6:17 am

    May God bless you and your family our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mom may the memories you have bring comfort and peace to you all sending you hugs.

  • nancy d. goldberg Posted June 3, 2021 8:16 am

    Jenny was very special to me and gave me strength and hope when I was in need of some.
    I will miss you Jenny.

  • Leslie George Posted June 11, 2021 2:31 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. We were neighbors to Dave and Patty for several years, and were acquainted with Ann and Dan through my daughter in law. My daughter in law told me she remembered “Jenny” fondly, always sweet and caring, and that she was an awesome lady. I met Joe and “Jenny” many years ago when my children played with Dave and Patty’s children. They were very welcoming and nice. She and Joe have left a great posterity to carry on their legacy of faith and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult loss.

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