Marjorie Ruth Frels 1911 – 2016

Marjorie Ruth Frels, 105, of Sutherland, passed away Dec. 21, 2016, at the Sutherland Care Center.

Marjorie was born on June 14, 1911, in Garden County near Lisco to Elzi and Flora (Powell) Wollam. She moved to Arkansas as a small child, returning to Stockville in 1914.

Marge married Jess Warner in 1927, and to this union six children were born, Opal, James, Merrill, Ronald, Patricia and Peggy. The family moved to the Hershey area.

Jess passed away in 1947 and Marge moved to Sutherland in 1950. She married Clarence Frels in 1957.

Marge loved bowling, and she traveled all over the United States to bowling tournaments. She loved playing bridge and golfing and was a worldwide traveler. Her big passion was dancing.

Marge worked at the North Platte Canteen and was a gracious lady who was always smartly dressed. She was very patriotic, and nothing gave her greater pleasure than seeing the American flag waving in the air.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jess Warner and Clarence Frels; daughters, Patricia Fitch and Opal Barkley; sons, Merrill and Ronald Warner; five sisters; and four brothers.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Don) Rotert; son, James (Genie) Warner; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 33 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the Sutherland United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Sutherland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Cremation was chosen. Inurnment will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in North Platte. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.