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Emma L. Folkers
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Obituary for Emma L. Folkers

Emma Louise Folkers, age 94 of Randolph, died Monday May 1, 2017 at Park View Haven in Coleridge. She was born November 1, 1922 at Wausa, Nebraska the daughter of Gustav and Auguste (Dibbert) Krohn. Emma attended Knox county rural school near Wausa and was very sad she was not able to attend high school and her hope was to later become a teacher. She enjoyed helping her sisters with their children. Emma moved to Sioux City, IA and was employed as a Waitress at Pete's Restaurant.

On March 23, 1947 Emma Louise Krohn married Paul Henry Folkers at Golgotha Lutheran Church at Wausa. The couple farmed near Smithland, IA for one year. Emma enjoyed visiting Loess Hills during their time living in Iowa. They moved to farm north of Randolph and in 1962 moved to farm northeast of Randolph. On July 6, 1964 Paul Folkers died of cancer. Emma worked hard after her husband's death as she sold cream and eggs from the farm and her sons raised livestock. Emma moved to Randolph in 1989. She enjoyed reading, volunteering at Randolph Senior Center and St. John's Food Pantry.

Emma was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Randolph since 1948, also a member of St. John's Ladies Aid. She was formerly a member of Golgotha Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed.

Surviving Emma are her 3 sons, Delwyn Folkers of Shawnee, KS; Merlin and Dorothy Folkers of Randolph; Steven and Theresa Folkers of Norfolk; daughter-in-law Beverly Folkers of Menomonee Falls, WI; 8 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; sister-in-law Hazel Krohn of Bloomfield.

Preceding Emma in death is her parents, husband Paul; son Brian; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.

Funeral Services
Funeral Services: Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph, NE
Date: Tuesday May 9, 2017 – 2:00 P.M.
Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery – McLean, NE
Visitation: 4 - 8 P.M. Monday May 8, 2017 at Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph
Minister: Seth Folkers
Music: Organist: Theresa Folkers
Pallbearers: Kenneth Doering Henry Doering David Folkers Fred Krohn Jim Kumm Gene Quist
Honorary Pallbearers: none

Call Johnson Funeral Home with questions 402-337-0711.

FOR RANDOLPH: If you would like to order flowers and avoid a wire charge call RANDOLPH's local florist, they will take visa/mastercard or bill direct, (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS) Randolph Florist: Main Street Flowers 402-337-1004; has dedicated service to Randolph, delivery in Randolph before and after services, providing an extra layer of service for our Randolph residents and our client families.

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Funeral Home:
Johnson Funeral Home
111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE
US 68771

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Randolph, NE 68771





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87010 553 ave and 864th road
McLean, NE


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