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Glenda (Barrett) Koenig


Glenda Koenig passed away on March 31, 2014 in Lincoln, NE. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be buried with her parents in Kimball, NE.

Glenda Christine Barrett was born July 12, 1954 in Kimball, NE, the youngest child of Glenn and Erma (Frerichs) Barrett. She grew up in Kimball and attended college in Rapid City, SD; Scottsbluff and Hastings, NE.

Brian Williams and Glenda married in 1973 and lived in South Dakota, Montana, and North Dakota. They have two sons, Jason and Adam of Lincoln, NE.

Glenda married Dennis Buddecke and two children were born to this marriage, Scott of Casper, WY, and ReAnna of Scottsbluff, NE.

For most of her working life, Glenda was a nurse working in nursing homes in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. She enjoyed living the last ten years in Wyoming and due to failing health, recently moved to Lincoln NE to be near her oldest sons.

Survivors include; her children, Jason (Janice) Williams, Adam (Laura) Williams, Scott (Brea) Buddecke, and ReAnna Buddecke. One Step Daughter, Anna Koenig. Eight Grandchildren: McKenzie, Braydon, Kennady, Ava, Jada, Daisy, Beau and Violet. Four step grandchildren: Ryan, Logan, Ezequiel and Lyna.

Brother, Bob (Jean) Barrett of Kimball, NE, and sisters, Betty Hamzy of Sacramento, CA, and Judy McMillian of Spokane, WA, as well as Mothers-in- law, Frieda Koenig and Joyce (Walt) Witt, and her former husbands, Brian Williams, Dennis Buddecke and Harry Koenig.

Glenda had a lot of friends and was a welcoming and compassionate person who always had 'extras' living with her. One of her best friends, Kristy Lockwood, was her roommate and with her until the end. Her family and friends will miss her loving and understanding ways.


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