Lorene Friend dies in Texas at age of 95


November 30, 2023

Lorene D. Friend, 95, of Keller Texas, formerly from Lawrence, Nebraska, died on Nov. 24, 2023, at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas. Lorene was born to John and Bertha (Ostdiek) Lemke, on Election Day Nov. 6, 1928, at home in Mt. Clare in Nuckolls County. She attended St Stephens School and later graduated from Lawrence Public High School in 1946. On Sept. 26, 1950, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Friend, at St. Stephens Church in Nuckolls County. To this union they had six children.

As a married couple, they owned and...

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