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MARCH 31, 1922 -- APRIL 22, 2005

Freida Folger, a longtime employee of Sahlen's meat-packing company, died Friday in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. She was 83.

A lifelong resident of the area, the former Freida Rubach was a graduate of South Park High School and Millard Fillmore School of Nursing.

During World War II, she worked at Curtiss-Wright and later at Sahlen's, where she retired in 1984. She also worked as a home health care nurse.

A devoted mother and wife, Mrs. Folger enjoyed the outdoors and cooking. She also was a 52-year member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy A. Kropidlowski, and a son, Norman, both of West Seneca; two sisters, Clara Pincer and Amelia Dubel, both of Buffalo; a brother, Raymond Rubach of Eden; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in St. Bernard's Church. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.


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