Bernadette “Bernie” Frohner
Date of Birth
November 24, 1948
David City, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 12, 2024
Weston, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Thursday, May 16, 2024 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery ~ Ulysses, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Thursday, May 16, 2024 ~ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

St. John School ~ Weston, Nebraska

Bernadette “Bernie” (Janak) Frohner, 75, Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 12, 2024 in Weston, NE.  She was born November 24, 1948 in David City, NE to Ernest R. and Olga M. (Svoboda) Janak.  She attended and graduated from Aquinas High School, David City, NE in 1967.  Bernie was Capped on January 15, 1971, at the School of Practical Nursing, Lincoln Technical College, in Lincoln, NE.

On September 14, 1974, she was married to William (Bill) E. Frohner at St. Francis Center near David City. Bernadette enjoyed her years of working as a nurse in the Emergency Rooms of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Lincoln General Hospital both in Lincoln, NE.  In 1982, she was instrumental in helping Bill open Frohner Auto in Wahoo and took over the Office work and keeping Bill in line.  They sold the business in 1989.  Then Bill started Main Street Auction where Bernie continued to keep him in line with the office and paperwork.  Bernie enjoyed her farm with all her different animals and her five children and all their friends running around.  Bernie and Bill never slowed down, they were always going somewhere together, dancing, to a dirt track to watch racing, just out for a drive, and enjoying being Grandparents.  Bernie enjoyed her time with all her grandchildren after Bill’s passing and being their Baba.

She is survived by children, Brian (Tina) Frohner of Lincoln, Beth Williamsen of Weston, Bret (Ellie) Frohner of Lincoln and Brent (Jacklyn) Frohner of Lincoln; son-in-law; David Bitenieks of Lincoln; grandchildren, Chelsea (Spencer) Hunt of Omaha, Emily Williamsen of Weston, Julia Frohner of Lincoln, Isabelle Frohner of Lincoln, Ava Frohner of Lincoln, Sophia Frohner of Lincoln, Aviana Frohner of Lincoln, and baby boy Frohner, on the way; sisters, Loretta (DeRoyce) Jelinek of Seward, Rosemary Hladky of Stuart, and Phyllis (Dave) Karpisek, of  Surprise; sisters-in-law, Tammy Pence of Dwight, and Lori Janak of David City; brother, John (Kathleen) Frohner of Lincoln; many other nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Frohner; son, Brad R. Frohner; grandson, Christopher B. Schultz; parents, Ernest and Olga Janak; parents-in-law, William and Emily Frohner; brothers, Marion and Larry Janak; brothers-in-law, Robert Frohner and John Hladky.

Condolences for Bernadette “Bernie” Frohner
  1. Katie Card
    • May 14, 2024 - 1 week ago

    Beth, I am so sorry to hear the news of the passing of your mother. Praying for peace for you and your family during this time.

  2. Ron and Pat Urbanek
    • May 14, 2024 - 1 week ago

    Our sympathy to all of you on the loss of Bernie.

  3. Aquinas Alumni Association
    • May 15, 2024 - 1 week ago

    We are so sorry for the loss of Bernie. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dean Henke
    • May 16, 2024 - 7 days ago

    Beth, Jacki & I want to express our sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this sad time.

  5. Michael Deger and Family
    • May 17, 2024 - 5 days ago

    Our deepest condolences on this very difficult loss. Bernie was a special lady, and someone not easily forgotten. Prayers and thoughts to the entire Frohner family and thanks that her and Bill are together again.

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