Frieda E. Fenster
1937 - 2021
Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home
2700 Jackson Boulevard
Rapid City, SD

Frieda E. Fenster

RAPID CITY | Frieda Elizabeth Fenster, 83, moved on to her heavenly home on July 8, 2021. She was born on July 17, 1937 to George and Gertrude Schumacher in Mitchell.

She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Dimock, SD. She grew up on the family farm, attended a country school and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. She attended Concordia University, Seward, NE. It was here she met Verle Fenster on a blind date. They were married in 1957 and have spent the past 63 years together.

She taught parochial school in Sioux City, IA, Ralston, NE, and Rapid City. She resumed her education at BHSU and earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Art in 1980.

Survivors include her husband, Verle Fenster of Rapid City; and her beloved children include Todd (Lana) of Rapid City, Tanya (Larry) Kincaid of Lone Tree, CO and Amy Fenster of Castle Pines, CO. Grandchildren include Brant (Sanet) Fenster, Tanner Fenster, Brooke (Mike) Lui, Zach (Ashley) Kincaid, Conner (fiancé Jennie Schurman) Kincaid, Avery Scott.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Judy Hohn and Gloria Schumacher.

Family and friends were always drawn to her kind, warm, happy presence. You could frequently find her surrounded by friends on the golf course and playing bridge. She was a devoted member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, having been a church organist for over 50 years. She was also involved in LWML and Republican Women.

Viewing will be from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 16 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial for Frieda will be Main Street Living out of Sioux Falls (

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Published by Rapid City Journal from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2021.
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Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home
2700 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City, SD
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1630 Rushmore St., Rapid, SD
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Tanya, Todd, Amy, and all your families, I have such fond memories of your mom. That picture captures her perfectly. She was such a generous, good, fun, and smiling neighborhood mom. I wish for your whole family the care of comfort and love. Lori Williams
Lori Williams
July 15, 2021
Ozzie & Bev Osheim and staff offer our sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home
July 14, 2021
I am so sadden to hear of your your loss. My childhood memories of your family are some of my favorite. Frieda was such a beautiful and kind lady, and one of my mom´s best friends. Maybe they are having coffee together with Jesus as I write this simple note.
Lynn (Fischer) Murphy
July 13, 2021
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