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Beverley Chalmers    Ieuan Williams

Bert McCullum   Margaret Albers   Gerald "Bud" Fisher

Bernhard Klinger   Helen Bernauer   Jack Dvernichuk   Eleanor Engele  

  Ethel Schlacter   Kathleen Marshall   Allan "Rusty" Staub    Evelyn Ross   

 Mildred Fischl   Herbert Klinger    Geraldine "Gerry" Kalinski  

   Elsie Indzeoski   Edna Voldeng    Robert Dickson    Sherry Kalthoff 

  Dorothy Doepker   Benedict "Ben" Seidel   Anthony "Tony" Koob  

Vernon Engele    Elmer Sukut      Margaret Sarauer    Betty Hoffman 

   Orest Monych    Vivian Eklund    Michael Leonard Scott  

 Anna Maria "Marie" Hadland   Cecilia Blanch    Mary Indzeoski   

 Agnes Leshchyshyn    John Kaminski   Marilynn Nievares  

 Elvira Niebrugge    Joseph Kiefer

Beverley Chalmers

January 9, 1939 - April 19, 2015

Beverley Chalmers, aged 76 passed away peacefully April 19, 2015 at Lanigan Hospital surrounded by her loving family after losing her battle with cancer. Bev was born to Fred and Elva Lifeso on January 9th, 1939 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Bev had 4 siblings: Elgin, Lloyd, Nola, and Marylin. She married Frank Chalmers on the 18th of December 1954. They had four children: Brian, Pamela, Kurt and Janice. The family moved a lot in the early years living in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, BC, Arizona and Ontario with Frank working the oil fields and then mining. The family settled in Lanigan in 1973. Bev was a hard worker and loved her gardening and flowers. Bev took up golf at the age of 48 and was hooked instantly. This was something she would enjoy until her health began to fail. She loved her family, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren brought her great joy and pride. She leaves eleven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Bev requested there be no funeral and the immediate family will hold a private celebration of her life at a later time.


Ieuan Williams

July 11, 1936 - April 18, 2015

Ieuan, Taff as he was known to many, passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 18th, 2015 in Lanigan, SK. Ieuan was born on July 11, 1936 in Treorchy, South Wales to Phillip and Jane Williams.  He married the love of his life, Heather Joan Holland on April 20, 1957. Ieuan started working in the coalmines of South Wales at the age of 15, where he received his journeyman electrician status. He then moved with his family to Weymouth, England where he worked at the Nuclear Power Plant. In 1968, seeking better opportunities for their family, Ieuan and Heather immigrated to Lanigan, SK, where Ieuan worked at the Potash Mine. Ieuan moved into management and stayed with the potash mine until his retirement. Ieuan was an incredible husband and a loving father and each of his grandchildren held a special place in his heart. Ieuan is lovingly remembered by his wife Heather, his children Julie Untereiner (Trent) and Michael Williams (Kathy) and his grandchildren Dustin (Shyla), Tessa (Brad), Caitlin, Meagan and Larissa and her daughter Chloe. We will all miss him, his funny stories, his bright blue eyes and impish sense of humour. In keeping with his wishes there will be no formal service.


Bert McCullum

July 26, 1920 - March 29, 2015 

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Mr. Bert McCullum, 94 years of Humboldt and formerly of Guernsey, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Bert was born to George and Elizabeth McCullum in Ontario.  At the age of two with his family he moved to the RM of Wolverine near Guernsey, SK where his parents homesteaded.  He obtained his education at Duffville School.  Bert loved rural life where he could enjoy nature and the simplicity of country living.  Bert married Elsie (Margaret) Powell on November 2, 1945 at Knox United Church in Lanigan, SK.  Together they operated a mixed farm for many years and were blessed with five children.  Bert served on the Guernsey Knox United Church and the Duffville school boards for many years.  He was a very well read man who was interested in current affairs and the world around him.  On a daily basis he kept up with local and national news and loved to discuss the issue with everyone.  He loved his children and grandchildren very much and spent many hours sharing stories and teasing them.  Bert was a very hard working man but never had a problem stopping work to have a coffee and visit with family and friends.  Bert and Margaret made annual trips to BC to visit family.  They also shared many one and two day trips around the province of Saskatchewan.  For relaxation Bert read many books especially western novels.  He thoroughly enjoyed living in the same yard with his son Larry and his family.  Bert took great pleasure in gardening and was especially proud of his fruit trees.  He spent many Monday nights at the local senior’s club where he loved playing pool and Kaiser.  In the fall of 2014 Bert moved to Caleb Village in Humboldt, SK.  There he adjusted well to the “city” life and enjoyed visiting with his neigbours who will miss his great sense of humour.  Bert’s wonderful caring and gentle personality will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children: LARRY (Yvonne) McCullum of Guernsey and family Christopher (Sophie) McCullum of Guernsey, Shane McCullum of Saskatoon and Tracy (Terry) Geortzen  of Saskatoon; ANN Jones of Saskatoon and family Ashely (Jeff) Roffey of Regina and children Kailey and Myalle, Adam Metz and Andrea Metz both of Saskatoon; and DONNA Harpauer (Thomas Wildeman) of Humboldt and family Crystal (Rusty) Buckoski of Saskatoon and children James and Lucas, Shannon Harpauer and children Makenna and Emryk and Lindsay Harpauer all of Regina; and by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.  Bert was predeceased by his parents George and Elizabeth McCullum; wife Margaret McCullum; two sons: Gerald and Gordon; and one sister Lillian (Joe) Friestadt.  A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, April 2, 2105 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church, Lanigan, SK  officiated by Rev. Ray Purdie.  Interment followed at Lanigan Public Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Bert’s memory may be directed to H.E.R.O (Humboldt Emergency Response Organization).


Margaret Albers

December 17, 1926 - March 28, 2015

The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Margaret Agnes Isabelle Albers, 88 years of Humboldt occurred on Saturday March 28, 2015 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Margaret was born at home on Dec 17, 1926 to John and Kathrina (Aschenbrenner) Sterner of the St James District.  She was the second of 14 children.  Margaret obtained all of her education (Grade 8) at Leavenworth School.  After completing her schooling she stayed home to help her mother with domestic duties.  At the age of 12 Margaret’s dad purchased the family a sewing machine. Margaret began to create beautiful articles including dresses that were admired by many.  She also became the family barber practicing on her brothers until she got it just right.  Sometimes it took a few tries.  When Margaret wasn’t helping in the home she would be outside practicing her curling skills.   While most farms had hockey rinks the Sterner family would transform their garden into a sheet of curling ice.  They shared a single rock from the St James curling rink.  This proved successful as Margaret enjoyed a 63 year curling career.  In 2000 when Humboldt hosted the Sask. Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Margaret was honored to throw the first rock in the opening ceremonies.  She was also honored with a pin for 50 years of curling.   Throughout her curling career she had many exciting games, but the one that stands out is the 8 ender in Pilger, Sask. on Feb 20, 1976.  One evening while at a house party near Caseyville School, Margaret met Gilbert Albers.  He became the love of her life and they married June 21, 1955 at St. James RC church.   Together they began their farming life in Marysburg in a two room home without any of today’s luxuries.  They were blessed with four children.  Margaret loved to work outdoors and had a passion for gardening.  They were awarded by winning the Communities in Bloom, rural, which Gilbert helped by building a beautiful bridge to accent her meticulously manicured flower garden.  A family tradition was to watch Bonanza on a Sunday night and share popcorn.  Popcorn was a staple in their family times together.  While living in Marysburg area, Margaret would always have the Assumption Church decorated with a wide variety of beautiful flowers for every occasion along with each Sunday’s mass.  Her family recalls the wonderful aroma of fresh buns baking when they entered the home and the mouth-watering flavor of those buns.  Due to Gilbert’s failing health, in October 1989 they moved to Humboldt.  Margaret continued to curl, play BINGO, volunteer and shop regularly at the Good Neighbor Store often referred to as the GNS.  Her flower gardens continued to be bigger and better every year.  She won the Communities in Bloom award several times and was very proud of those awards.  She continued her sewing skills right up until her untimely passing…..she had plans for one more denim project.  Many people will remember Margaret touring around in her little red truck.  Margaret was close to her immediate and extended family, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and in particular going for coffee.  Margaret will be sadly missed by her four children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; David Albers of Humboldt, Joseph Albers of Humboldt and family, Joelene (Matt) Linner and son Winston of Saskatoon; Amanda (Paul) Titman and children Lucas, William, Arie Anna of Saskatoon; Dawn Bergerman and children Ashtyn and Sierra of Humboldt; Brenda (Paul) Mitchell of Vulcan, AB and family, Michelle Katterhagen and children Kyler, Kate-lynn of Three Hills AB; Tanya (Les) Brown and children Denim, Raylene, Dawson and Sierra of Sundre AB; Travis (Michelle) Mitchell and children Jaden and Connor of Vulcan AB, Katherine Mitchell (Chris Hermann) and children Madison and Lane of Medicine Hat, AB and Tye Mitchell (Kelcie Ingram) of Moseley, AB; Catherine Dressler of Courtney, BC and family, Steven Dressler (fiancé Megan Brockman) of Humboldt, Donald Dressler (Julieann Stuckel) of St. Gregor, Kayla Dressler (fiancé Nick Anglos) of Saskatoon and Brittany (Taylor) Thibeault of Courtney, BC; Brothers and Sisters; Agnes Schemenauer (Leonard Arpp) of Humboldt, Helen (Donald) Hueser of Pilger, Annamarie Teiber of Lake Lenore, Alois Sterner (Lydia) of Melfort, Adolph Sterner of Saskatoon, Alfred Sterner of Annaheim, George Sterner of Melfort and David Sterner (Sue) of Whitehorse YT; Brother in law Ben Roenspies and numerous nieces and nephews.  Margaret was predeceased by her parents John and Kathrina Sterner, parents in law Joe and Catherine Albers, husband Gilbert Albers; siblings Mary Roenspies, Catherine (James) Meyers, Joe (Anne) Sterner, John Sterner Jr, Mike Sterner and half-brother John (Mary) Sterner; Brothers and sister in law Ted Schemenauer, Ed Teiber, Madalyn Sterner; and members of the Albers family.  A  prayer service was held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday March 31, 2015 presided by Nester Trach.  A funeral mass was held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday April 1, 2015 celebrated by Father Paul Paproski O.S.B. both services were held at St Augustine RC church Humboldt.  Interment followed at St Augustine RC.  Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be directed to Parkinson’s Society and Heart and Stroke foundation of Saskatchewan.


Gerald "Bud" Fisher

November 23, 1941 - March 21, 2015

Gerald “Bud” Fisher of Humboldt, SK passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015. No services were held.


Bernhard Klinger

April 11, 1965 - March 11, 2015

The sudden and unexpected passing of Bernhard Klinger, 49 years of the Jansen district, occurred on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  Bernhard was born on April 11, 1965 at Wynyard to Herbert and Else (nee Grueger) Klinger.  He grew up on the family farm in the Jansen district, attending elementary school in Jansen and graduating from Lanigan High School in 1983.  In 1984, he attended the Hertzing Institute in Winnipeg where he obtained a degree in business systems and computer programming which included accounting.  From 1985 to 1993, Bernhard owned and operated a milk franchise for Dairy Producers Coop in Saskatoon.  The love of farming that was instilled in him at a young age called him back to Jansen in 1993.  From then until the present, he operated a cattle and grain farm.  Bernhard had a green thumb and loved gardening.  He lived a carefree life, enjoying entertaining others with his sense of humour.  He took up bead working for a time, creating many intricate keepsakes for his friends and family.  His happiest time was spent with his children.  He was like a kid himself, enjoying watching them jump in the swimming pool, shooting off fireworks, having weiner roasts and generally having a fun time with them.  He will be lovingly remembered by his four daughters and two sons: Amelia, Kendra, Keri, and Erin of Balgonie and Adam and Quinn of Kenaston; special friend, Crystal Wallas of Nokomis; and brother, Norbert Klinger (Laurie Kerr) of Semans and family Bob Kerr (Alicia Hickman) of Lanigan, Tamara Schuler of Edmonton, AB, Amanda Schuler and Katlyn Schuler, both of Semans and Kimberley Klinger of Powell River, BC.  Bernhard was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Else Klinger.


Helen Bernauer

March 8, 1932 - March 12, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved mother, Helen Bernauer on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Helen was born on March 8, 1932 to August and Helena Berting on the family farm in the Humboldt District. She attended Diamond Willow School and obtained her grade 8 education. Helen worked numerous jobs. Helen was living at home when she received a proposal in the mail, which she then traveled to Exshaw, Alberta to marry the love of her life, Wilfred Bernauer. The happy couple were married on October 31, 1951. They spent the next 55 years together. Helen is survived by her five children: Glen (Diane); Edwin (Lori); Tanya (Hank); Adele (Dave); Arlee (Della); and Jim Bursee who was like a son to her; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren plus one on the way and sister-in-law Marj Berting. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; parents, August and Helena; three sisters: Ella, Regina and Agnes; and two brothers: Hubert and Norbert.



 Jack Dvernichuk

March 8, 1958 - February 26, 2015

After a very courageous battle with cancer the family is very saddened to announce that Mr. Jackie “Jack” Ray Dvernichuk, 56 years, of Lanigan passed away at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Jack was born on March 8, 1958 to Victor and Anne (nee Bryksa) at Foam Lake, SK.  He obtained his elementary education at Kuroki and graduated from Wadena Composite High School.  Shortly after graduation he married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Glynis Holte. He worked at a variety of jobs until entering the University of Regina where he  obtained his Local Government Degree.  Jack and Glynis then moved to Humboldt for one year where he served as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Town of Humboldt then off to Whitewood for four years where he was the Town Administrator. During this time they were blessed with three wonderful   children that Jack adored.  In 1985 they made one final move to Lanigan where Jack served as Town Administrator until present. Jack also enjoyed playing ball and hockey as a young person and then golfing became his game of choice as an adult.  His father role was very committed to his   children and their sports and other activities.  As a family, they enjoyed many camping trips at Buckhorn Bay.  Then Jack being the “master chef” he was when it came to barbequing would cook up the tastiest meal anyone had ever had. No one ever left with an empty stomach. Jack’s vacations were very well planned and the grandkids smiles were his top priority.  He enjoyed creating itineraries & budgets for everyone.  At the end of the day, he always had a recap of activities and the days budget. Jack was very dedicated to the Town of Lanigan, if there was a cause needed he would take charge and get things rolling for fundraising and volunteering.  Jack’s caring and giving personality showed strongly by the way he was always willing to help out in any way that was needed.  Some of his biggest projects were the building of the Lanigan Recreation Complex, his last project that had his passion flowing was the Lanigan Medical Clinic.  Unfortunately due to his failing health he was unable to continue on that project.  With this love for volunteering he believed in getting everyone involved, including his family.  Jack was always quick to volunteer his children for jobs that they now realize taught them many things about hard-work and dedication. He served on the executive of “UMAAS” Urban Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan for four years. He also coached hockey for over 20 years, 10 of which were coaching and managing the Lanigan Pirates senior team.  The highlight of that career was coaching his son, Nic.  Jack was key in organizing the Sheldon Brookbank day to bring the Stanley Cup to Lanigan, as he had coached Sheldon in minor hockey. Every spring and summer you could find Jack out on the Golf course with family and friends. Jack enjoyed his annual guys golfing trip to the mountains. Jack was an avid gardener, every year he had a friendly veggie growing competition with his next door neighbour, Paul.  Jack and Glynis had many wonderful trips to Las Vegas. Some with family members and friends. Last fall, Jack, Glynis, their children and grandchildren enjoyed a very memorable vacation to Disneyland that brought him so much joy and happiness. Jack also held his Ukrainian Heritage very close to his heart. Jack’s wonderful, fun-loving, caring and giving personality will definitely be missed in the community of Lanigan, but especially by his family. Jack will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years GLYNIS (nee Holte) Dvernichuk of Lanigan; three children and seven grandchildren: Jodi (Shawne) Daviduk of Weyburn and children Tessa, Alexie  and Rylen; Nic (Amanda) Dvernichuk of Lanigan and children Dayden and Cohen; Jacque (Corey) Hinz of Saskatoon and children Chase and Rhett; two sisters and one brother: Gail Dvernichuk of Wadena, Diane (Don) Helberg  of Yorkton and Thel Dvernichuk (Lea) of Seba Beach, AB; brothers and sisters-in-law: Myron Holte (Sharon) of Wadena, Gail (Brian) Donald of Jansen and Mavis (Dwayne) Bobinski of Wadena; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents Victor and Anne (nee Bryksa) Dvernichuk and parents-in-law Chris and Margaret (nee Johnston) Holte.  A Celebration of Life was on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lanigan Community Center.  Led by, Jack Robson.  Interment will follow at a later date at the Lanigan Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Jack’s memory may be directed to Lanigan Golf & Country Club or Lanigan Arena Complex. 


Eleanor Engele

February 8, 1918 - March 1, 2015

It is with great sadness but with thankfulness for a life well lived that the family announces the passing of our beautiful sister-in-law and aunt, Eleanor Pulcheria Engele 97 years, of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge Watson on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Eleanor was born on February 8, 1918 to Gustave and Elizabeth (nee Lief) Engele at Carmel, SK.  Eleanor was one of nine children. She obtained her schooling at Highgate School.  Eleanor remained on the family farm to assist with duties needed to help her father with her siblings due to her mother’s battle with cancer.  In 1948 Eleanor left Carmel to become Fr. Alphonse Ludwig’s housekeeper at St, Benedict.  She continued as his housekeeper in other parishes to which he was assigned and so she also lived at Englefeld, Naicam and Humboldt.  She was well known by many of the abbey priests who happened to stop by for one of her tasty meals.  When Fr. Alphonse retired Eleanor moved back to Carmel after 36 years to look after him. Eleanor thoroughly enjoyed her time in Carmel where she found joy in the serenity of nature and loved the peace and quiet of the country.  Following his passing she remained at the Carmel Parish rectory until she retired. She also was an Oblate for many years.  Eleanor was very devoted to her daily prayers her bible was an example of how it was used with the tattered corners and faded print. The appearance of her bible is a reminder to her family of what everyone’s bible should look like! Her riches were in prayer not in material items. She was very active in the CWL over the years. In November of 2003 Eleanor moved to the Harry Ford Center in Humboldt where she enjoyed visiting with her family and helping others. Due to failing health in September of 2013 she moved to Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson where she remained until present.  While there she loved to spend time doing cross word puzzles to keep her mentally sharp, which worked.  At the age of 97 she still was very interested in her family and local news by reading newspapers especially the Prairie Messenger.  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Lodge for the care, compassion shown to Eleanor and family members during Eleanor’s stay and especially during her last days.  Eleanor will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Julia Engele of Humboldt, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Gustave and Elizabeth Engele; eight siblings and their partners: Barbara Engele (1903), Frances (John) Rotzinger (1978), Mary Ann (Michael) Hepp (1998), Michael (Martha) Engele (1985), Henry Engele, (1982), Verena Engele (1932), Albert (Anne) Engele (1997), Roman (Margaret) Engele 2002. A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Augustine R. C. Church Humboldt.  Celebrated by, Fr. Paul Paproski OSB. Interment followed at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R. C. Cemetery Carmel, SK. Memorial donations in Eleanor’s memory may be directed to St. Peters’ Abbey (make cheques payable to: Order of St. Benedict Box 10 Muenster, SK S0K 2Y0) Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson or St. Augustine R.C. Church Building Fund.


Ethel Schlacter

October 17, 1921 - February 22, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Mrs. Ethel Gladys (nee Kennedy) Schlacter 93 years of St. Mary’s Villa Humboldt on Sunday, February 22, 2015.  Ethel was born on October 17, 1921 to John and Ada (nee Angevine) Kennedy at Port Phillip, NS.  She attended Rockley School until 1929 when her family moved to Saskatchewan and settled in the Morvin district. In 1940 she married Peter Schlacter and moved to Lucusville where they began their mixed farming career and they later moved to the Hillsley district to continue their mixed farming. In 1952 they were blessed with the adoption of Gaye and Gary at 15 months of age. The family moved to town in 1957 for the winter months and back to the farm for the summer.  In 1959 Pete and Ethel purchase the Bowling Alley in Humboldt which they operated until 1963.  Ethel was a true homemaker of her generation... large vegetable garden, preserving fruits and vegetables, baking (a special treat were her homemade buns and pies), and all the extras to make for a happy home. She did a lot of crocheting and knitting in her earlier years on the farm but went on to sewing which lead her to leading a 4H group in sewing.  Ethel could always be found helping Pete with farm chores… hauling grain during harvest, chasing and milking cows and raising chickens and ducks. In 1972 Ethel and Pete retired to Humboldt. Ethel then became more active in curling, bowling, church organizations and spending quality time with her grandchildren. In 1998 Pete passed away. Due to health issues, in 2000 Ethel moved to Bethany and later St. Mary’s Villa where she resided until present. Ethel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by: Gary (Gwen) Schlacter and family; Tracy (Curt) Bells and children Cole and Jade; Colin (Britany) Schlacter and children Lexi and Brielle; and Regan Schlacter all of Humboldt; Gaye (Trent) Burkart of Pilger and family; Kery Hoffman and children Brittany, Jade and Ethan all of Prince Albert; and Kim Hoffman and daughter Shylo both of Edmonton, AB. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Pete; parents Ada and John Kennedy; brothers: Walter, Howard, Lawrence and Evan (Ethel’s twin); sisters: Muriel, Marian, and Edith; and by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.  A Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. from Westminster United Church Humboldt, officiated by Rev. Brenda Curtis. Internment followed at the Humboldt Public Cemetery beside her husband Pete.  Memorial donations in Ethel’s memory may be directed to Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan, St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation


Kathleen Marshall

                                                       July 15, 1927 - February 17, 2015

Marshall, Kathleen (Kay) Margaret (née
Helliwell) passed peacefully on February 17, 2015 at the age of 87.  Predeceased by her loving husband Robert (Bert) Marshall, she will be dearly missed by son Stan (Anne) Marshall of Ottawa, daughter Geraldine (Terry) Bialkoski of The Pas, daughter Colleen (Allen) Baumann of St. Benedict, granddaughters April (Troy) Carnegie of The Pas, Crystal (Craig) DeSpiegelaere of Shilo, Pamela (Joey) Adam of Humboldt, Kristen Marshall and Alexandra Marshall of Ottawa, grandson Willie (Jolene) Baumann of St. Benedict and great grandchildren Emma and Sam Carnegie of The Pas, Callee and Owen DeSpiegelaere of Shilo, Georgia and Gavin Adam of Humboldt, Kaden Baumann of St. Benedict , as well as step-granddaughters Natalie Malek (Matthew Pollesel) of Ottawa and Sophie Malek (Michael Warner) of  Toronto.  Born in Pontefract, England, Kay moved to Canada at a very young age and lived in Miami, Birtle, Altamont, The Pas, MB, and Cudworth, SK before spending her final years at Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake, SK.  A private family memorial will be held at a later date.  If friends so wish donations to Bethany Pioneer Village Box 8, Middle Lake, SK S0K 2X0, would be graciously appreciated by the family.


Allan "Rusty" Staub

 January 16, 1953 -February 13, 2015

The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Allan “Rusty” James Staub, 62 years of Humboldt, occurred on Friday, February 13, 2015. Rusty was born on January 16, 1953 at St. Brieux to Imra “Jim” and Lena (nee Piatt) Staub.  He grew up and went to school in St. Brieux.  Rusty moved to Humboldt where he worked first at the Co-op Grocery Store as the produce manager and then at the OK Economy as the assistant manager.  On August 20, 1977, he married Liola Gray.  They made their home in Humboldt where they raised their three children.  Making a career change, Rusty gained employment at PCS Lanigan Division, where he worked underground for 27 years, retiring in 2008.  Since retiring, he has kept busy working for various companies at the BHP Billiton mine site. At present was he was employed with Chinook Pipeline Inc. In his younger years, Rusty enjoyed fishing with his father-in-law and he was gifted at woodworking.  Rusty took great    pride in their yard and spent many hours doing yard work and gardening.  Above all, his greatest source of pride and joy were his children and grandchildren.  Rusty will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 37 years LIOLA Staub of Humboldt; their three children and three grandchildren: Ryan Staub (Susan) Stevenson  and Jillene (Rob) Enns and family Taya and Kade, all of Regina, and Michael Staub and daughter, Emily of Saskatoon; two brothers and five sisters: Bob (Georgina) Piatt of Saskatoon, Florence (Harvey) Woods of Lone Rock, SK, Alice (James)  Anderson of Slave Lake, AB, Rose (Scott) Cann of Swift Current, Emma Staub, Mary Reves and Tony Staub, all of St. Brieux; in-laws of the Gray family; and by his numerous dear nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Lena Staub; grandson, Aiden Staub; parents-in-law, John and Helen Gray; brother-in-law Bert Reves and sister-in-law, Jane Fischer. The Funeral Mass for Rusty was held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Ephriam Mensah. Interment followed in the St. Augustine Parish Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial Donations in Rusty’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or the Canadian Cancer Society. 


Evelyn Ross

October 5, 1915 - February 8, 2015

We are saddened to announce the passing of our dearly loved mother, Evelyn Ross (nee Gosling), on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the age of 99.  Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, James Stewart Ross, and all her brothers and sisters Mae, Reg and Cyril Gosling, Phyllis Davis, Gwen Burns and Kathleen Freeman.  Evelyn is survived by her daughters and their families:  Pat (Jerome) Winkel, Donna (Darrin) Karle, Sandra (Donald) Weir, and Janice (Perry) Szabo as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren:  Bradley Winkel, Mikeal (Nancy) Pavloff & children Eric, Jack and Sarah; Joanna Pavloff and son Duncan; Taylor Weir and son Cohen; Alicia and Elizabeth Szabo.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews across Canada and the United States.  Evelyn was born and raised in Battleford, SK.  She moved to Saskatoon when she married and spent most of the rest of her life here.  She taught public school until her retirement. She was a long-standing member of Knox United Church and the Order of the Eastern Star #4.  We would like to thank the staff at Cedar Gardens Personal Care Home for their kind care for Mom in her final months.  Funeral Services were held at Knox United Church, Saskatoon on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Evelyn may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Knox United Church or a charity of your choice.


Mildred Fischl

Mildred was born Oct. 6. 1936 in the town of Brooksby Sask. (Sec. 24.TP46, Rge 16, W2nd).to Jim Drader and Vi (nee Wheeler). Mildred lived in a variety of locations (Brooksby, Estevan, Orley, Red Deer, Clemenceau, Verndale, Middle Lake, and Humboldt) due to her dad’s work and army career. Mildred took her schooling in Clemenceau, Verndale and Middle Lake. Mildred started working in the Middle Lake restaurant for Joe and Julia Fischl (who later became her mother and father in-law). Mildred worked and learned bookkeeping at Central Motors garage in Humboldt; she then went to Regina where she worked at the Kings Hotel for approximately one year. Carl Fischl and Mildred were married Feb. 14 1956 at Faith Lutheran Church in Middle Lake. Carl and Mildred bought the corner store in partners with Carl's sister Margaret and Steve Hall in 1956. After about a year, Steve and Margaret moved the grocery business next door to the Co-op. Carl and Mildred continued to live in corner store, their residence for the next 48 years. It was here that they raised their two sons, David was born April 7, 1957 and James was born April 30, 1958. Mildred worked part time for Tony Folk in the grocery store and part time at the post office. She started work at the Credit Union in May 1965 and retired 25 years later in 1990. Mildred’s family was very important to her and she was especially happy each time it expanded; first to include the daughter-in-laws, David married Clara on July 30th, 1977 and James married Brenda on August 1, 1981; and then as each of her five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren were born. Mildred always enjoyed camping, fishing and being with family. Carl and Mildred loved dancing and during their retirement years, they’d travel around in their motor home during the summer, taking in 8-10 polka fests per year. They also travelled to many warm destinations such as Texas, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Apache Junction. . After Carl had passed away in 2004, Mildred found a very special person to join in her life travels (Aylmer Schmid). He also enjoyed traveling and the two of them travelled to the east coast of Canada and throughout the western United States. Mildred continued to reside at home until her health started to fail, when she moved to Bethany Pioneer Village. This became her last move. Mildred will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two sons, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: David (Clara) Fischl of Prince Albert and family, Alison (Mike) Bell of Saskatoon and children, Noah, Emma and Reese; Janelle (Kerry) Nice of Edmonton, AB, and children Kaylem, Ava and Everett; and Chad (Bailey) Fischl of Saskatoon; Jim (Brenda) Fischl of Regina and family Lionel (Janine) Fischl and their daughter Adalyn of Regina; and Dawn (Kris) Blyth and their daughter Jordan of Regina; three brothers: Dave (Verna) Drader of Kamloops, BC; Harry (Bea) Drader of Cudworth; and Ed (Peggy) Drader of Sorrento, BC; Mildred’s special friend Aylmer Schmid of Middle Lake; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Carl Fischl; her parents, James and Violet Drader; and by one brother, Dennis (Gladys) Drader. A Funeral Service for Mildred was held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from Faith Lutheran Church, Middle Lake. Memorial donations in Mildred’s memory may be made to Bethany Pioneer Village.


Herbert Klinger

The death of Mr. Herbert Klinger, 90 years of Jansen, occurred on Monday, February 9, 2015.  Herbert was born on May 27, 1924 in Planetzen, Lettland (Latvia) to Andrew and Luise (nee Redlich) Klinger.  In 1949, he came with his family from Germany to Canada.  They arrived in Halifax and travelled by train to Jansen, arriving on Jan. 18, 1949.  After becoming acquainted with the changes of living in Canada, Herbert went to New Sarepta, AB to work for his uncle Arnold Redlich.  He returned to the Prairie Rose area in 1950, purchased some farm land and farmed with his parents until they moved to Regina in 1956.  He ventured out to Ontario to work for the winter, returning to the farm for the summer and then to Regina the following fall.  In 1959, he met Else Grueger in Regina and they married in Trinity Lutheran Church in Regina on July 18, 1959.  They continued farming, and raised their two sons on the family farm.  In 2009 Herbert and Else celebrated 50 years of marriage.  Else spent a number of years in the Lanigan Hospital Long Term Care and passed away on March 29, 2014.  Herbert continued to live on the farm until the present.  Herbert will be lovingly remembered by his two sons and their families:  Norbert Klinger (Laurie Kerr) of Semans and family Bob Kerr (Alicia Hickman) of Lanigan, Tamara Schuler of Edmonton, AB, Amanda Schuler and Katlyn Schuler, both of Semans and Kimberley Klinger of Powell River, BC; and Bernard Klinger of Jansen and family Amelia, Kendra, Keri and Erin Klinger of Balgonie, and Adam and Quinn Klinger of Kenaston; one brother, Ewalt Klinger of Regina; one sister, Agnes Leipert of Germany and numerous nieces and nephews from both locations.  He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Luise Klinger; wife, Else Klinger; and brothers: Arthur, Otto, Paul, Albert and Karl Klinger.  The Funeral Service for Herbert was held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Jansen.  Interment followed in the Jansen Community Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Herbert’s memory may be made to the Jansen Community Cemetery Fund. 


Geraldine "Gerry" Kalinski

June 10, 1944 - February 5, 2015

The peaceful death of Mrs. Geraldine “Gerry” Kalinski (nee Krentz), 70 years of Bruno, occurred on Thursday, February 5, 2015, surrounded by her family.  Gerry was born on June 10, 1944 in Humboldt to Peter and Catherine (nee Roth) Krentz.  She grew up on the family farm in the Bruno.  She went to school in Bruno and then attended the St. Ursuline Academy.  Gerry married Douglas Kalinski on May 10, 1961 and they made their home in Bruno.  She kept busy raising their family for the first years of their marriage.  Once the children were older, she began working at Pulvermachers Store.  Over the years, she also worked at Jules Shop Rite and the Coop.  She finished her working career at the Ursuline Academy, retiring when it closed.  Throughout the years, their family enjoyed many summers camping and fishing at Wakaw Lake and many other Saskatchewan lakes.  Gerry loved gardening and her flower gardens that graced their yard were always beautiful.  She kept busy each summer, canning the produce from her bountiful garden.  Gerry loved becoming a grandma and spending time with her granddaughters and then later her great grandchildren.  Gerry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband DOUGLAS Kalinski of Bruno; two daughters, four granddaughters and seven great grandchildren:  Cindy (Al) MacFarlane of Meadow Lake, SK and family Christa Boutin (Clay Ness) and daughter Brooklyne of Lacombe, AB and Cara Boutin (Trevor Sergent) and children Deagen and Tikka of Lloydminster, SK; and Patty Kalinski (Wayne Honish) of Wilkie, SK and family Carla Honish (Jamie Camsell) and children Morgan, Rilea and Caleb of Saskatoon, and Cora Lee Honish (Rob Magensen) and son Remi of Saskatoon; five brothers:  Francis (Rose) Krentz, Joe (Loretta) Krentz, Sylvester (Marion) Krentz, Dennis Krentz (Mildred), and Bernard (Annella) Krentz; three sisters: Marion Richardson, Diane (Ken) Megyesi, and Kathy (Len) Steckler; sister-in-law, Kathy Krentz and numerous nieces and nephews.   Gerry was predeceased by her son, Kevin Kalinski; parents, Peter and Catherine Krentz; sisters, Florence (Frank) Yungwirth and Bernadette Krentz (in infancy); brothers, Ray Krentz and Edward Krentz (in infancy); sisters-in-law: Rosalie Krentz and Diana Weiman Krentz; brothers-in-law: Frank Richardson and Matt Renneberg; and nephew, Larry Krentz.  The Funeral Mass for Gerry was held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB.  Memorial Donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to the St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church or the Bruno Friendship Center.


Elsie Indzeoski

January 7, 1923 - February 2, 2105

It is with great sadness but with thankfulness for a life well lived that the family announces the passing of our beautiful mother Elsie. Elsie is survived by her four daughters, ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren: AUDREY Trulicz and family Tammy (Michael) Kanak and their children Caleb, Sarah and Rebecca, Shawna (Terry) Hersikorn and their children Quinn and Jacob, Lisa (Dave) Reams and their daughter Brooke, Kim Trulicz, and Amanda (Matt) Lapointe and their children Elsie and Hazel; ELORIE (Richard) Samoil and family Gailynn (Wayne) Cust and their daughter Aisceln, Noel Samoil and Michael Samoil and his children Aurora, Isabelle and Hunter; ROSE (Alex) Giannakos and their son Stavros Giannakos; and RONA (Ted) Tremblay and their daughter Nicole Tremblay and her children Toni and Jack Pollries; four brothers: Peter, Paul, Maurice (Elsie) and Joe (Carolyn) Sabadash; three sisters: Pauline Ezako, Phyllis Tataryn and Ollie Beque; in-laws: Pauline Komarniki, Roman (Ann) Indzeoski, Harry Indzeoski, and Sally Indzeoski. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Mike; parents, John and Anne Sabadash; sisters, Mary Sakowski-Meldowych and Anna Komora; in-laws, Mike Meldowych, Alex Ezako, Nick Tataryn, Norm Beque, Frank Komora, Helen Sabadash and Ellen Sabadash, Tony and Mary Indzeoski, Nick and Janet Indzeoski, Frank and Helen Indzeoski, John Indzeoski, Mary and Alex Gabruch, Jenny and Tony Smud, Fred and Verna Boyenko, and Bill Komarniki; and son-in-law, Joe Trulicz. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, SK. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in memory of Elsie to the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation.


Edna Voldeng

August 4, 1912 - January 26, 2015

The peaceful death of Mrs. Edna Irene Voldeng (nee Thom), 102 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson occurred on Monday, January 26, 2015.  Edna was born in Bradwell, SK on August 4, 1912 to Daniel and Annie Laurie (nee Hughes) Thom.  She grew up there and attended school.  In her early teens, the family moved to the Spalding area.  She worked for area families helping with domestic duties for a number of years.  On November 30, 1938, Edna married Jens Voldeng.  They farmed in the Spalding area, where they raised their family of three children.  Although necessities of the time, Edna excelled at baking and gardening, loving the time spent doing these tasks.  She had a green thumb that could make anything grow and thrive.  Over the years, she was involved in the White Dove Society, the Dovre Lutheran Ladies and the New Horizons Seniors Club in Spalding.  Above all, Edna’s family was the most important part of her life.  She was thrilled as it grew to include grandchildren and great grandchildren and she cherished each new member of the family.  Jens passed away in 1995 and Edna continued to live in their home until 1998 when she moved into a smaller senior duplex, living independently until past her 100th birthday.  For the last couple of years, she has been a resident of the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, where she quickly endeared the staff to her.  Edna will be lovingly remembered by her three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren:  HARVEY Voldeng of Ashton, ON; LINDA (Oswald) Leicht of Spalding and family Troy (Bonnie) Leicht and children Julia and Levi of Naicam and Kim Leicht of Yorkton; and RON (Claire) Voldeng of Ladysmith, BC and family Jason (Lisa) Voldeng and children, Elle and Shea of Edmonton, AB and Renelle (Todd) Reid and children, Everett and Lachlan of Winnipeg, MB; three sisters:  Verna Scherr of Ladysmith, BC, Della Ellingson of New Westminster, BC, and Hazel Ellingson of Flin Flon, MB; sister-in-law, Lily Thom of Surrey, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Edna was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Annie Laurie Thom; husband, Jens Voldeng; daughter-in-law, Evelyne Voldeng; three brothers: Charlie (Fern) Thom, Donald (Marie) Thom, and Elmer Thom; sister, Alice (Richard) Voldeng; and brothers-in-law:  Peter Scherr, Edward Ellingson and Clarence Ellingson.  The Funeral Service for Edna was held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Spalding Heritage Church.  Interment followed in the Dovre Lutheran Cemetery, Spalding.  Memorial Donations in Edna’s memory may be made to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge-Heritage Garden Project. 


 Robert Dickson

June 22, 1926 - January 14, 2015

The peaceful death of Mr. Robert “Bob” Dickson, 88 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson occurred on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  Bob was born on June 22, 1926 at Watson to Robert and Germaine (nee Knap) Dickson.  He grew up on the farm in the Wimmer area.  On October 17, 1949, Bob married Delia Laybourne of Lampard.  They settled on the family farm, where they looked after the daily operations of the mixed farm and raised their three children.  Bob’s favourite part of farming was raising his cattle.  He was an active member of his community, serving on many local boards over the years.  In February 1981, they moved to Wadena although they still spent plenty of time out at the farm, which their son Wayne had taken over.  They enjoyed 30 years in Wadena before moving to Evergreen Country Home in LeRoy in 2011.  A few months later, needing more care, Bob moved to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson where he lived until the present.   Bob will be lovingly remembered by his two children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren:  Wayne (Connie) Dickson of Watson and family Jolene Figurski and children Presley and Karson of Martensville, Kalin Dickson (Matt Anderson) of Nipawin, and Landon Dickson of Watson; and Beverley Dickson (Rob) and family Darla Isaac (Mike) and children Keigan and Ethen, and Thomas Grossland, all of Saskatoon; one sister, Jean Gourley of Saskatoon; brother-and-sister-in-law, Raymond (Ruth) Laybourne of Humboldt; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Germaine Dickson; wife, Delia Dickson; son, Robbie Dickson; and brother-in-law, Daryl Gourley.  As per Bob’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service.  Interment will take place in the spring in the Watson Public Cemetery. 


Sherry Kalthoff

October 10, 1957 - January 15, 2015

Sharon “Sherry” was born to Adolf and Alice (nee Loeffler) Lang on October 10, 1957 in Humboldt, SK. She grew up and attended school in Middle Lake. On February 15, 1975, Sherry married the love of her life, Myles Kalthoff. Together the happy couple farmed in the Fulda area and raised three boys. Later in years when the boys were in school, Sherry went back to school where she took accounting and insurance courses. She pursued her profession in accounting and insurance with Hergott, Seidel & Associates for the last 18 years until recently retiring on April 30, 2014. Sherry loved the fun things in life such as having supper in the field with family and friends, camping, fishing, vacationing (enjoying hot holidays every winter), computer games and of course the Shopping Channel. Sherry’s true pride and joy were spending time with Myles, her boys and the grandkids. Family was the utmost importance to her. Sherry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 39 years, Myles Kalthoff of Humboldt; their three sons and four grandchildren: Brendan (Amy) Kalthoff and children Delaney and Kaybri of Humboldt; Kirby Kalthoff and son Dylan of Humboldt; and Kyle Kalthoff (fiancée Cori-Lynn Rutter) and son Kenneth of Humboldt; sisters: Jeannette (Donald) Hoffman of Middle Lake; and Arlene (Cliff) Wedewer of Cudworth; brother-in-law, Doug Wedewer of Cudworth; in-laws: Karen (Ralph) Fleischhacker of Humboldt; Wayne Kalthoff of Humboldt; and Neil (Maryann) Kalthoff of Demeter, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Sherry was predeceased by her parents, Adolf and Alice Lang; daughter, Holly Kalthoff in infancy, December 6, 1985; sister, Brenda Wedewer; sister-in-law, Caroline Kalthoff; parents-in-law, Sylvester Kalthoff, Lydia Kloppenburg and Henry Kloppenburg. A Prayer Service for Sherry was held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Nestor Trach.  A Funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB. Both services took place at St. Augustine R.C. Church. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s R.C. Cemetery, Fulda, SK. Memorial donations in Sherry’s memory may be directed to either The Liver Foundation or Humboldt District Hospital General Equipment Fund.


Dorothy Doepker


April 5, 1925 - January 7, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Dorothy on January 7, 2015.  Dorothy was born in Watson on April 5, 1925 to Josephine (Zupancic) and Leopold Knafelc.  Dorothy was the youngest of eight children.  She took her high school education at St. Ursuline Academy at Bruno.  She then attended Normal School and received her teaching certificate.  She taught at Attica and Iron Spring Schools.  Dorothy met Edward Doepker and they married on July 19, 1948.  Together they farmed near Watson for 57 years.  They raised eight children who gave them many wonderful memories.  Dorothy’s interest was pottery and card making.  Her passion was Pro-Life, Carriage for Care Fundraiser, and Plant a Tree for Life.  Throughout her life she was a deeply faithful woman.  She was a choir member, lector, and President of the CWL.  Another ministry was to visit the sick, visit the Lodge Residents, and she never hesitated to help someone in need of food or clothing.  She will be lovingly remembered by her eight children, 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren:  EVELYN (Frank) McEvoy of Airdrie, AB and family, Kevin (Sandra) McEvoy and children, Damon and AlenaDarrell McEvoy, and Cindy (Miles) Chisholm and children, Kya, Jaxon and Brystol; BRIAN (Kathy) Doepker of Saskatoon, SK and family, Trevor (Angee) Doepker and children,  Antonio, Ricardo and Daniella, Maureen (Curtis) Pozniak and children, Marcus and Jonathon, and Michelle Doepker; KEN Doepker of Airdrie, AB and family, Kimberly (James) Doepker–Mitchell and children, Madison, Bricklyn, Indie and Lachlan; MARVIN (Audrey) Doepker of Saskatoon, SK and family, Chris (Janel) Doepker and children, Torin, Ellis and Kerr, Craig (Colleen) Doepker and children, Christopher and Finnian, and Bradley (Kayty) Doepker and daughter, Alexis; MURRAY (Fay) Doepker of Saskatoon, SK and  family, Melissa (Jeremy) Hosegood, Deanna (Drew) Yung and Megan (Carlos) Torrico and daughter, Stella; BILL (Heather) Doepker of Calgary, AB and family, Teigan (Nick) Doepker-Thielen and children, Easton and Noah and Brittani Doepker; COLLEEN (Eugene) Muyres of St. Gregor, SK and family, Amanda (John) Enns and Sarah Muyres; and DONNA (Bruce) Becker of Naicam, SK and family, Amber Becker, Joshua Becker and  Jordan Becker;  sister, Agnes Gerspacher of Watson, three sisters-in-law, Louise Knafelc, Marge Doepker and Genevieve Murphy; and  numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her parents, Leopold and Josephine Knafelc;  two brothers, four sisters and two infant grandchildren.  The Prayer Service for Dorothy was held on Sunday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was held on Monday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m.  Both services were held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Watson.  Interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory may be directed to Carlton Trail Pro Life or Sacred Heart Church, Watson.


Benedict "Ben" Seidel

November 12, 1932 - December 30, 2014

It is with heavy hearts the family of Ben Seidel, 82 years of Lakeview Pioneer Lodge, Wakaw and formerly of Bruno announces his passing on Tuesday, December 30, 2014   at his residence. Ben was born on November 12, 1932 in Bruno to John and Veronica (nee Schriml) Seidel the eldest of five sons.  He obtained his education in Bruno. He grew up on the family farm.  Ben loved all aspects of farming right from a little boy. He helped out at the family Dairy farm and later   began to farm on his own. On August 21, 1963 he married the love of his life Annavon Meyer at St. Bruno R. C. Church and together they began their farming career. Throughout Ben’s working life he had many jobs. He worked at the post office, Bruno Rural Telephone, and was the Imperial Oil Agent in Bruno for 30 years, but his life passion was farming.  He loved his chickens and gave them special treatment.  He never entered the chicken coop unannounced; he would knock before entering as not to scare them.  Ben would hand wash every egg to make sure they were   perfectly cleaned. Ben and Annavon enjoyed many casino bus trips, not necessarily for gambling but to check out the country side and spent  hours visiting and getting to know many people. They also traveled to BC to visit family many times.  Ben spent hours reading current and past events, his passion was to read the Western Producer, front to back and a dozen times over. He was a very social person who knew many people near and far. Ben was into recycling before recycling was cool! He fixed absolutely everything that could be fixed and only when it was unfixable would he then part with the item.  He would darn socks, repair gloves, mitts and any other item large or small that needed attention. He would spend hours in his shop tinkering. That is where he had two special drawers – one for old farming magazines and the other full of candy for when he would have special visitors like his grandchildren. Every Saturday night the radio would be dialled on the station where the Polka Party Dance Time would air. Ben loved to listen to polka music.  Ben always saw the good in everyone and was a very fair man always sharing his business with every retailer around the area.  Ben was involved in many community organizations; Knights of Columbus, Bruno Seniors Center, and Credit Union Board.  Ben’s loving, caring and gentle personality will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, ANNAVON Seidel of Bruno; four children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren: Michele (Wayne) Hoppe of Bruno and family: Shane (Tricia) Hoppe of Bruno and baby due Feb. 4th, Kimberly (Dustin) Folk of Saskatoon and baby due Jan. 4th, Stephanie (Devon) Dosch of Saskatoon and Hillary (Jonathon) Kochan of Wakaw and daughter Peyton; Jody (Arden) Sobush and family Landon and Mikayla; Chris (Rhonda) Seidel and family Jayden and Rylan; and Peggy (Roger) Dauvin and family Jensen, Blake, and Tori all of Saskatoon; brothers: Mark (Shirley) Seidel of Humboldt and Henry (Donna) Seidel of Saskatoon; mother-in-law Frances Meyer of Kamloops, BC, brothers and sisters-in-law: Duane (Eileen) Meyer, Cathy (Brian) Schriml and Colleen (Gord) Meyer all of Kamloops, BC; and numerous nieces and  nephews. Ben was predeceased by his parents John and Veronica Seidel, brothers: Gilbert and Raymond; and sister-in-law Marj  and father-in-law Francis Meyer.  A Prayer Service was held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm and the Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Both services were held from St. Bruno R.C. Church Bruno, SK. Interment followed at St. Bruno R.C. Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Ben’s memory may be directed to the Bruno Seniors Center, St. Bruno Parish, Parkinson’s Society of Saskatchewan, or Lakeview Pioneer Lodge, Wakaw.  Arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt.  (306) 682-1622.


Anthony "Tony" Koob

January 25, 1923 - November 7, 2014

Peacefully on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson, SK in his 92nd year, Tony, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend laid down to rest one last time. Tony was born January 25, 1923 and was raised by his parents, Dominic and Anna Koob, on the family homestead farm in the Meacham district. He attended Lucasville School followed by high school at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, SK. Tony then received his Diploma of Vocational Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. On April 22, 1952 Tony married the love of his life, Mary Hofmann, daughter of Joseph and Anne (Loehr) Hofmann. After 36 years of farming, custom grain cleaning and together raising a family in the Meacham district Tony and Mary retired in Humboldt. Tony continued volunteering many joyous hours to the restoration of antiques at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon and helping out at threshing shows in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. Together Tony and Mary travelled to visit their children who were by this time settled in far-off places, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta and Germany. Attending auctions was a favourite spring and fall pastime for Tony but his lifelong passion was collecting and restoring antique tractors and cars. In his early retirement years Tony took great pride in professionally restoring his 1929 Essex car. Never idle, Tony at the age of 86, started the restoration of his beloved 1928 Studebaker car and worked on it well into the last month of his life. Tony is the cherished father of: Ron (Carol) Koob of Kingston, ON; Jeanette (Rick) Wagner of Elgin, ON; Pat (Fred) Kessler of Water Valley, AB; and Ken (Brenda) Koob of Cochrane, AB. Loving grandfather of: James (Chi) Kessler; Meagan Kessler; Jeffrey (Megan) Koob; Victoria Wagner; Katie Koob and Claire Koob. Treasured great-grandfather of: Erik Kessler. Tony will be remembered by his brothers and sisters: Clement Koob; Louise Stang; Louis Koob; Francis (Rose) Koob; Cecelia (Mike) McGrath; and his sisters and brothers-in-law: Daniel Loehr; Julie Matioli; Rose Boltz; Raymond (Millie) Hofmann; Dorothy Hofmann; Jerome (Rita) Hofmann; and by cousins, nieces, nephews and long time friends. Waiting for Tony in heaven with open arms are his beloved wife Mary; his parents, Dominic and Anna; his brothers and sisters: Leona Boyle, Stella Loehr, and Daniel Koob; his parents-in-law: Joseph, Anne (Loehr) and Mary (Zimmerman) Hofmann; and his brothers and sisters-in-law: Ray Boyle; Clara Koob; Mearl Koob; Helen Koob; Jack Stang; Caroline and Bernard Knittig; George and Margaret Hofmann; Joe and Margaret Hofmann; Tino Matioli and Dan Boltz. A very special thank you to the Humboldt Home Care staff for the many years of loving care you gave our Dad so that he could remain living independently in his beloved little house for all of those bonus years. You were part of his closest family, his lifeline and he missed you dearly. A sincere thank you to the nurses and staff at Watson Quill Plains Centennial Lodge for the gentle and patient care that you gave our Dad during his short stay. And thank you Dr. O for all the years of compassionate medical care you gave our Dad. A Funeral Mass celebrating Tony’s life took place at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Muenster, SK at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres OSB. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations in Tony’s memory may be directed to St. Peter’s Cathedral Cemetery Fund (Muenster) or St. Anthony’s Cemetery Fund (Meacham).



 Vernon Engele

May 4, 1955 - November 26, 2014

Vern was born May 4, 1955. He attended Carmel School from grade K - 8. He then graduated from Humboldt Collegiate Institute and then attended Moose Jaw Technical Institute where he obtained his Journeymen Electrician Certificate. On July 6, 1979, he married the love of his life, Valerie Freistadt. They made their home in Carmel, where they raised three daughters. Vernon worked at the Colonsay Potash mine where he worked as an electrician until 1985, when he quit to continue on with the family farm which consisted of hogs and grain. While seeding and harvesting he was always on the lookout for wildlife. Vernon enjoyed playing curling and fastball and competed at many tournaments and sport days. Vernon was an active member and president of the Humboldt Wildlife Federation. He was also involved with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation as a Region One Director for 4 years. He also enjoyed teaching Hunter Safety and passing on his knowledge of firearms and firearm safety. He was an avid outdoorsman loving hunting, fishing and camping. He went on many hunting and fishing trips which many good stories came from these trips. Everyone always looked forward to the fish fry that would follow a good day of fishing. He could always be found tinkering around in his shop. He loved to socialize with family, friends and neighbors and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Above all, Vernon loved spending time with his family and was very proud and loved them all. Vernon will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of  35 years, Valerie Engele of Carmel; his three children and five grandchildren: Vanessa (Kevin) Mollenbeck and children Caleb and Kylee of St. Gregor; Megan (Dustin) Ebner and children Ethan and Lahna of Carmel; and Nicole (Brett) Heebner and son Rayland of Estevan; his parents, Roland and Mildred Engele of Humboldt; one brother and two sisters; Danny Engele, Paulette Engele, both of Saskatoon and Geralyn (Joe) Mower of Humboldt; brother and sister-in-law, Murray (Trudy) Freistadt of Carmel and Germaine Freistadt of Humboldt; his extended family, Irene Beland, Wayne (Darlene) Payne, Judy Jones, John (Patti) Nickson; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Vern was predeceased by his grandparents, Henry and Elizabeth Engele; Joseph and Gertrude Lueke and in-laws, Eugene and Mary Freistadt. A Prayer Service for Vern was held on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and a Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB. Both services took place at St. Bruno R.C. Church, Bruno, SK. Interment followed at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel R.C Cemetery, Carmel. Memorial donations in Vern’s memory made be directed to either Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Pancreatic Cancer Canada or St. Bruno Parish Renovation Fund.



 Elmer Sukut

January 5, 1932 - November 30, 2014

Elmer was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan to John (1895-1947) and Martha (Schroeder) Sukut (1904-1969). Elmer grew up on a farm in Rosthern, SK. Upon graduating from high school he worked in Sylvan Lake, AB for a couple of years before returning to Rosthern to work for the Imperial Bank of Commerce. Elmer married Betty Wachs in 1956. They soon after moved to Brandon, MB for a couple of years, then to Thunder Bay where they resided for the next six years and welcomed their first child Jeffrey. In 1964, Elmer and Betty moved to North Bay, Ontario where Elmer took a job as an Estate Officer with Guaranty Trust. They resided there for 16 years and welcomed their second child Lori, and their third child David. In 1980 the family moved to Regina and after the nest was emptied and a few years after retiring, Elmer and Betty moved to Lanigan in 1997. They then made their final move together to Humboldt in 2004, where they have resided since. Elmer passed away peacefully on November 30, 2014 at Humboldt Hospital. Elmer was a dedicated husband and father, who was always there for his family when they needed him. He will be sadly missed, always loved, and never forgotten.  Elmer will be forever remembered by his wife of 58 years, Betty (Wachs) Sukut and children: Jeffrey Sukut, (Shelley Becker); grandchildren Taylor and Jessica, of Redvers, SK.  Lori Donaldson, (James); grandchildren Chelsey (Johnathon) Sheepway and Steven of Coalhurst AB. David Sukut, (Leah Trafford); grandchild Reeve of Winnipeg MB.  Elmer is also survived by brothers and sisters in law:  Ken and Lily Wachs of Saskatoon, SK, Doug and Alma Wachs of Lanigan, SK, and sisters in law: Elaine Sukut of Kamloops, BC, and Vilma Sukut of Prince Albert, SK and many cherished nieces and nephews.  Elmer is predeceased by parents John and Martha, brothers Eric (Yolande) Sukut, Art Sukut, and Lawrence Sukut and sister Verna (Wilfred) Triol.  In accordance with Elmer’s wishes, a private family/close friend’s graveside memorial service will take place at Lanigan Cemetery at a later date.


Margaret Sarauer

February 26, 1916 - November 26, 2014

SARAUER – The peaceful passing of Margaret Marina (nee Ehalt) Sarauer, 98 years, of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and formerly of Annaheim, occurred at her residence surrounded by all eight of her children on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Margaret was born on February 26, 1916 to Alois and Theresa (nee Ebert) Ehalt in Minnesota, USA.  At the age of two along with her family she came to Annaheim, SK.  Margaret was the eldest of seven children. She obtained all of her education at the Annaheim School. After Grade 8 she stayed at home to help her mother until she met Arthur Sarauer and they were wed on June 28, 1937 at St. Ann Church. They started a home and farm of their own in the Annaheim district. This union was blessed with eight children.  Margaret made a home full of love, food and fun for her family.  A natural cook Margaret could whip up tasty dishes for her family especially a few favorites like dumplings and sauerkraut, fried chicken and flapper pie along with wonderful cookies and other baked treats.  Margaret grew bountiful gardens and worked hard at preserving the produce for the cold winter months.  She taught her children and grandchildren by example, about spirituality, morals and values. In 1982 Margaret and Art retired into the town of Annaheim where she enjoyed playing cards and bowling with friends.  A long time member of the CWL Margaret was very active in her church and practiced her faith in everything she did.  Margaret waited patiently for her annual mother daughters trips.  Family was so very important to Margaret, they always came first and she always kept up with every addition to the family and took part in all the celebrations near and far.  Margaret was a very spiritual, kind and gentle soul who brought sunshine and light to anyone she met.  In 2004 Margaret moved to St. Mary’s Villa and spent three years there with Art.  February 2012 she had an unexpected move to Caleb Village where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting new friends. In 2013 she returned to St. Mary’s Villa and enjoyed the amazing care she received.  She was loved by many staff and loved them in return. She has been described as “the perfect mix of sass and kindness”. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her eight children and 25 grandchildren:  Betty (Len) Storoschuk of Edmonton, AB and family, Jim (Teresa) Storoschuk, Sharon Storoschuk, and Susan (Bruce) Voelker;  Elaine (Gordon) Young of Osoyoos, BC and family, Kathy (Tom) Harrison and Gayle (Laird) Gilliss; Connie (Gerald) Puetz  of  Marysburg  and  family, Debbie Kunz,  Donna (Kevin) Kohle, Lory (Darren) Haeusler, Lynnell (Tim) Crone,  Michael Puetz and Marlene Puetz (Ryan Whitehead); Leander (Mary) Sarauer of Annaheim and family, Devon (Kristine) Sarauer and Rashelle Sarauer (Mark Dolan); Pat (Glenn) Kunz of Annaheim and family, Corey Kunz (Olivia Young), Regan (Anna) Kunz and Jeff (Kristen) Kunz; Shirl (Les) Kunz of Annaheim and family, Rob (Lynette) Kunz, Kris (Sue) Kunz and Jamie (Mariela) Kunz; Allen (Lorelie) Sarauer of  Saskatoon and family, Erin Sarauer Ryan Chute), Jennifer Sarauer, and Kimberly (Jarod) Jackson; and Duane (Allison) Sarauer of Annaheim and family, Nicholas Sarauer, Kathryn Sarauer and Diana Sarauer; 31 great grandchildren; four sisters and one brother: Dolores Halabura, Viola Doepker, Sal Kunz, Ed (Margaret) Ehalt and Irene (Urban) Wourms; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann Doepker, Roman Sarauer, Bernard Sarauer, Richard (Valerie) Sarauer, Lillian Ramler, and Walter (Marcella) Sarauer; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  Margaret was predeceased by her husband Art Sarauer, parents Alois and Theresa (nee Ebert) Ehalt; father and mother in-law John and Mary Sarauer,  brother Clarence Ehalt; sisters and brothers-in-law: Dolores Ehalt, Carl Halabura, Bernard Doepker, Norbert Kunz, Herman Vanderlinde., Adolph and Loretta Schreiner, Walter and Elsie Pappenfus, Alvin Ramler, Ed and Rosie Rieder, Henry and Marie Brunn, Rita Sarauer, Dolores Sarauer and Laura Sarauer. A Public Visitation was held on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Augustine R. C. Church Humboldt. Concelebrated by, Fr. Ephriam Mensah and Fr. Rudolph Novecosky OSB.  Interment followed at St. Ann’s R. C. Cemetery Annaheim, SK.  Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or St. Ann’s Cemetery Fund. 


Betty Hoffman

July 5, 1935 - November 8, 2014

Betty Hoffman of Spalding passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at the Humboldt District Hospital at the age of 79.  Betty was born on July 5, 1935, in Biggar, Saskatchewan.  She was blessed to be raised by Roy and Pearl (nee Hanson) Little of Spalding, Saskatchewan.  Betty obtained all of her education at the Spalding School.  She enjoyed playing softball with her longtime friend Shirley where they took turns pitching and back catching.  Betty enjoyed curling and played many league games with Vivian.  Betty was a nurse’s aide at the Melfort Union Hospital.  She would travel by train to and from Melfort.  September 3rd, 1954, she married Paul Hoffman who was the love of her life at the Spalding United Church.  From this union they were blessed with six children.  Her role as Wife and Mother was very busy.  She worked beside Paul on their family farm raising cattle and grain farming.  She enjoyed their outings together attending antique auction sales, where she always found a great deal.  Betty enjoyed a variety of crafts knitting and cross stitching were among her favourite. Betty had a love of gardening growing lots of flowers, fruits and vegetables, which she spent many hours canning & freezing; strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb were some of her favorites.  Betty’s love of cooking resulted in her favorite pastime of watching the Food Network.  Betty was very involved with her six children.  She taught Sunday school, and was on the 4-H Committee.  She was a chauffeur to all her children’s sporting events, including figure skating, hockey, curling and baseball.  Betty also shared a love for the Green & White.  “Go Riders” This is where her competitive side appeared.  Through the years, Paul & Betty made many trips to B.C. to visit family and friends.  Betty’s love for playing cards at family gatherings always resulted in a game of Canasta or 31.   Kings Corner was another favorite that she spent many hours playing with her Grandchildren.  Betty will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, of 60 years, Paul Hoffman and her six children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren:  Valorie (Kenneth) Watson and family Kari (John) Pavlovich and children Keyron, Sage, and Kobe; and Kara (Noel) Silva and children Kayla and Kyrel;  Sherry (Wayne) Richardson and family Sarah (Todd) Richardson-Mettlewsky, Amy Marie Richardson (Brian Waddell) and Brennan Richardson; Jody Hoffman; Vanda (Derek) Wallaker and family Angela (Greg) O’Hare and children Quinn, Cody and Shaelyn and Stacey (Nevin) LeRoux and children Rylen and Trysen; Katrina (Russell) Krenzler and children Myrissa and Alyissa; LeeAnna (Brian) Taphorn and children Colton, Meagan (Coltan Ryan); sister Donna Harvey; brother and sisters-in-law; Art (Doreen) Hoffman and Lavina Fairman; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Betty was predeceased by her parents Roy and Pearl Little; grandson Matthew Jeffery Richardson; two brothers and sister-in-law; Gerald (Palma) Little and Mervin Little; parents-in-law George and Olga Hoffman; brothers and sisters-in-law; David Hoffman, Otto Hoffman, Elaine Klotz and Vi Bieber.  A Private Family Funeral was held at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Brenda Curtis. Cremation followed with interment at a later date.  Memorial donations in Betty’s memory may be directed to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or Telemiracle. 


Orest Monych

August 10, 1935 - October 30, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Orest  Monych, 79 years, of Tuffnell at the Yorkton Regional Health Center on Thursday, Oct. 30th , 2014.  Orest was born on August 10, 1935 at Foam Lake to John and Mary (nee Bachinsky) Monych.  He received all of his education at Krasney School.  Orest helped his parents on the family farm and also helped other neighbors and family. Later he worked on the rigs in the oil industry in Lampman, Sask. 

                On July 13, 1958 Orest married the love of his life Mary Zastawny at Tuffnell. Over the years he worked at an auto body shop then went trucking.  In 1974 Orest and Mary moved to Tuffnell and began their life on the farm of 40 years.  They both loved the open space and freedom and worked together as a team.  Orest commented many times “the best time on the farm was in the morning” and he would happily be out at 3:00 a.m. working in the field. 

                Orest loved life in general and his hobbies, included cooking, gardening and having a good game of cards.  Hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends brought much enjoyment.  He enjoyed old fashion conversation, and liked to read and was very interested in world events.  These past few months Orest like to drive around the country side to see how the crops were coming along and at the same time visiting with family and friends. Family was always important to Orest, he was very interested in the lives of his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and their families.  He loved music and was gifted even from a young age, he played harmonica, guitar and then he chose to play the violin.  He became part of the Circle Jammers and together they brought much enjoyment to the many people they entertained for.

                 Orest and Mary made many trips to B.C. to visit his brother Walter and Shirley and their families, as they meant the world to him.  Orest was a devoted son, brother, uncle and husband.  His life was filled with love from his family and friends and the blessings of a fulfilling life. His warm smile and concern for others will be missed by all.

                Orest will be forever remembered by his wife Mary; brother Walter (Shirley) Monych of Saanichton, BC and family

                Wendy (Rick) Wagemaker of Victoria and children Brandon (Maria) Wagemaker of Petersburgh, Alaska and Travis Wagemaker of Victoria;

                Kelly (friend Jamie) Monych and daughter Crystal of Victoria;

                Janice (Gord) Lee and family Melissa (Marc) Bourdon, Meagan Lee and Samantha Lee  of Victoria, BC;

                 Karen (Ian) Cameron of Victoria;

                Brother and sisters-in-law: Steve (Edith) Zastawny of Beaconia, MB, Anne Bulych of Foam Lake, Olga Romaniuk of Yorkton and Glenis Zastawny of Calgary;

                Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. 

                Orest was predeceased by his parents: John and Mary Monych; brothers-in-law: John Zastawny, Harry Zastawny John Bulych and Ernie Romaniuk.

                A Celebration Of Life was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Tuffnell Community Hall. Interment will follow at Foam Lake Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial donations in Orest’s memory may be directed to Stars Ambulance or Yorkton Regional Heath Center Foundation. 


Vivian Eklund

May 8, 1934 – November 2, 2014

Vivian Agnes McPherson was born on May 8, 1934 to Annie & Jim McPherson on the family farm 14 miles north of Quill Lake, SK. She attended Valley Plain School and then worked as a housekeeper for different families in the district. She married Lloyd Eklund in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Ft. Osborne Barricks Armed Forces on December 14, 1954. From there they moved to a farm near Acherwill, SK and started a family, from that union they had seven children. Vivian worked in the Quill Lake hospital cooking for a short period of time, but spent most of her years running a small daycare from her home in Watson, SK and answered to “Auntie Vivian” or “Grandma Vivian” to many, often. She loved gardening, watching TV, horses and music. She enjoyed going to Tennants Jamboree each year and often referred to it as OLD STOCK. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and her family was the focus of her life. When her health started declining in 2014, she moved to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge and then to St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt, SK. Vivian passed away peacefully with family by her side. Vivian was predeceased by her father and mother, three brothers (Lloyd, Archie & Roy) as well as one grandchild and one great grandchild. She leaves to mourn her husband Lloyd; her seven children: Barry (Maggie), Lonnie, Valerie (Garry), Carron, Dean, Barbara (Don), Dianna (Jim); 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Gail (Gerald), Lynell (Ron); sister-in-law Margaret and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Vivian will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Private Family Service will take place in Quill Lake, SK. Memorial donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Michael Leonard Scott

February 15, 1952 - October 23, 2014

The death of Leonard Scott, 62 years of Humboldt, occurred on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Leonard was born on February 15, 1952 at Duck Lake, SK to Alfred and Cecile (nee Redwing) Scott.  He came to live, as a foster child, with the John and Dolores Kaminski family on their farm in the Carmel district.  He attended Keller School and Carmel School.  As a young child, he loved to play outside in the yard and enjoyed the fun times with his foster brothers and sisters.  Leonard learned many skills on the farm and was naturally mechanically inclined. He loved working on cars, restoring first a Chrysler Saratoga and then a Chevy Nova.  He was excellent at running heavy equipment and worked the majority of his life in road construction, finishing his working career with Kirsch Construction at Middle Lake.  He also helped various local farmers and worked for Willie Germain at Carmel for many years.  In 1997, he suffered a debilitating injury on the farm and had been unable to work since that time. Leonard spent time watching TV and movies, and especially loved all kinds of music.  He enjoyed playing cards, visiting and having fun with his friends.  Leonard liked when friends or family would pick him up and take him for a drive around to see the countryside.  He had a warm, infectious smile which he readily shared with everyone.  Leonard saw the good in all and was very friendly and outgoing.  He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone at anytime, never expecting anything in return.  Leonard will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Maggie Kaminski of Humboldt; brother, Harvey Scott of Saskatchewan and his foster brothers and sisters: Brenda Pastor of Humboldt, Heather (Brian) Lothammer of Eatonia, Glenda Ernst (Sandy Monteith) and Gwen Frey, both of Saskatoon, Wendy Yaworski of Humboldt, Wayne (Audrey) Kaminski of Regina, Don (Suzanne) Kaminski of Muenster and Sherry (Allan) Burynuik of Wakaw; foster brother Louis Chartrand of Cold Lake, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his foster parents, John and Dolores Kaminski; and foster brother, Patrick Kaminski.  The Prayer Service for Leonard was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Humboldt Bible Church, Humboldt, officiated by Pastor Nana Barnes. Interment followed in the Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in Leonard’s memory may be made to the Humboldt Bible Church. 


Anna Maria "Marie" Hadland

September 12, 1924 - October 21, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of their loving mother Anna Maria “Marie” Hadland, 90 years of Humboldt, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Marie was born in Kinistino, SK to Erick and Annie (nee Haggstrom) Strandquist the seventh child of a family of 18.  She obtained her grade eight education at the Haggstrom School.  Following her education she worked in the area helping families.  As a young lady she boarded the train to Vancouver where she was employed as a waitress for three years.  Her Saskatchewan roots were strong and she returned to the Kinistino area.  This is where she met the love of her life Arnold Hadland and they were wed in Kinistino on March 15, 1945. This union of marriage created a wonderful family of five children.  Marie was a natural homemaker who loved all aspects of motherhood and farm life. Her children especially appreciated her warm hugs, gentle guidance and loving nature; not to mention her homemade buns and bread, lefse, söt soppa, and svenske bro, just to name a few. Carrying on the Hadland/Strandquist’s many traditions was very important to her and she thoroughly enjoyed preparing and sharing them with her family.  Marie was also very well known for her gardening skills, always finding a new flower bed or vegetable garden to create.  Marie made beautiful dresses for her little girls and shared many knitted and crocheted items with family and friends.  In 1970 Arnold passed away suddenly and Marie continued to live on the farm with her sons. In 1974 she was introduced to her Seventh Day Adventist faith that she practiced faithfully to the end.  In the mid 80’s Marie moved to Humboldt where she enjoyed being close to her family and being a part of their lives.  Here she continued to enjoy sharing her baking and continued with her gardening skills. She also became the local taxi driver willing to take her friends to appointments or for a peaceful country drive. Last Christmas, at the age of 89, she still made her traditional family meal. Marie was very fashionable and always strived to look her very best. Marie’s “young at heart”, loving spirit will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her five children and their families: SHARON Hadland and family, Tracey Moldenhauer (Cory Waldner) and children Dallas and Abigail of Spruce Grove, AB and Alexa (Jesse) Rushmer of Stony Plain, AB; Andrea Briscoe (Mark Karpinka) and son Olin of Edmonton; MARCIA (Brian) Lysitza of Humboldt and family Dani (Mike) Brennan and children Katherine and William of Saskatoon and Tia (Harvey) Nienaber and children Evan and Jordan of Humboldt; ALLAN (Iona) Hadland of Star City and family Jackie (Les) Haroldson and son Leslie of Warman and Kallom (Morgan) Hadland and children Riley and Ashlyn of Kindersley; DAVID (Karen) Hadland of Muenster and his family Angela (Brad) Gampe and children Bradley, Cody, Austin and Josh, Aaron (Michelle) Hadland and children Dylan and Hayley, and Shawna (Cory) Uliski and children Alannah and Sydney all of Cudworth; and Karen’s children Tracy of Humboldt, Chrissy of Yorkton and Jeremy of Warmen and their families; and RORY (Loretta) Hadland of Meacham and family Amy Busby  and sons Dylan and Coltyn, Tylea, Arnie, and Hannah Hadland, all of Weldon; three sisters and one brother: Ellen Jones of Surrey, BC, Eileen (Bill) White of Bellevue, AB, Roy Strandquist of Innisfree, AB and Ruth (Al) White of Bellevue, AB; sisters and brothers-in-law Freda (Norval) Hungerford of Eston, Margaret Strandquist of Love, George Nelson of Kinistino, Irene Strandquist and Vivian Strandquist both of Blairmore, AB and by numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her parents Erick and Annie Strandquist; her husband Arnold Hadland; and 13 siblings: Waldemar Strandquist, Verna (Archie) Woode, Linda Swanson, Gladys (Einar) Hagglund, Elsie (Lambert) Holoien, Evelyn (Carl) Brakstad, Elvera Nelson, Elmer Strandquist, Arvid Strandquist, Ferne (Alfred) Carriere and three siblings in infancy; also in-laws: Rolf (Myrtle) Hadland, Irma (Harold) Jackson, Herman (Doreen) Hadland, and Olga (Lorne) Beattie. The Funeral Service for Marie was held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Hwy 5 East, Humboldt.  Officiated by, Byron Aaserude. Interment will follow at a later date at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens beside her husband Arnold. Memorial donations in Marie’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation General Equipment Fund. 


Cecilia Blanch

December 29, 1915 - October 17, 2014

The Blanch family regretfully announces the death of their mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother Cecilia Blanch (nee Saretsky), 98 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt on Friday, October 17, 2014. Cecilia was born in the Burr district to Alex and Anna (nee Gursky) Saretsky on December 29, 1915, a date she shares with her mother Anna and her daughter Karen.  She married Leo Blanch on October 25, 1938 and lived in Muenster for a few years, before moving to a farm south west of the town, where she and Leo raised their nine children.  She experienced a life of joy and hardship common to that time, household responsibilities, including everything from weekly bread baking, sewing, washing clothes and ironing for hours, seasoning the sausage in fall from the game taken by Leo and certain sons, and making the best of the many scarcities of the early years were her main occupations.  In addition to her devotion as a mother, she was also devoted to her little country church, St. Gertrude and the women’s group, which nourished her faith.  Retiring to Muenster in 1974, she enjoyed many good years, actively involved in family births, wedding and sporting activities.  She would surprise everyone at times by being the last dancer on the floor at family wedding dances, or be in the center of the circle as grandchildren sang and danced around her to the song “Cecilia”.  Age and its consequences eventually stole her strength and spirit, and the last few years she looked forward to her death and the promise of her faith.  Her life can be properly summarized by the titles of 3 of her favourite songs.  It was The Church in the Wildwood that inspired her, Whispering HopeAll Through the Night…taking her to her final place of rest.  Cecilia will be lovingly remembered by her seven children and 26 grandchildren: MURRAY (Stefanie) Blanch of Saskatoon and family, Kelly (Darlene) Blanch, Debbie (Norm) Joanis, and Michelle (David) Climenhaga; ANNE (Joe) Menz of Humboldt and family, Lorie Menz (Glenn Wildeman), Donna (Rob) Muench, Sandy (Ken) Angelstad, and Darryl (Niamh) Menz; Bernadette’s family, Brent (Sherri) Danchilla, Elana (Trevor) Balabuk, and Lisa (James) Jakubiec; KAREN (Allan) Korte of Saskatoon and family, Jason Korte, Devin (Jen) Korte, and Curt (Lianne) Korte; MARY (Roger) Hofmann of Muenster and family, Carey (Dean) Terichow, Chad (Tara) Hofmann, Jocelyn Hofmann, and Justin (Sarah) Hofmann; PATRICK (Sharon) Blanch of Muenster and family, Brigette (Kurt) Hofmann, Felicia (Vic) Bishara and Derek (Ashley) Blanch; GEORGE (Dawn) Blanch of Humboldt and family, Naomi (Joe) Monsoor, Jessica Blanch and Kelsey Blanch; and COLLEEN (Tom) Gray of Muenster and family, Jeff (Kendra) Gray, Michael (Paul) Gray, and Nathan (Tanis) Gray; daughter in-law, Margaret Blanch of Regina; 43 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; two sisters and one brother: Anne Smith, Joan Pritchard, and Felix (Lorraine) Saretsky; sisters-in-law, Barb Saretsky, Veronica Saretsky and Yvonne Saretsky; brother-in-law, Maurice Vinet; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cecilia was predeceased by her husband, Leo Blanch (2004); daughters: Joan in infancy (1955) and Bernadette Danchilla (2008); son, Bill (2012); son-in-law, Don Danchilla (2008); parents, Alex and Anna Saretsky; four sisters and four brothers: Madeline, Lenore, Mildred, Agnes, George, Rudy, Emil and Jake. A Prayer Service for Cecilia was held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Muenster, led by Garry Loehr.  The Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Interment followed at St. Gertrude Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Gertrude Cemetery or St. Mary’s Villa Foundation.


Mary Indzeoski

June 3, 1921 - October 12, 2014

The death of Mary Indzeoski (nee Siermachesky), 93 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt occurred on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  Mary was born on June 3, 1921 in Tarnopol, Borszczow, Poland to Fred and Anne (nee Zajac)  Siermachesky.  She came to Canada with her mother in 1927 to join her dad.  She was raised on a farm in Carmel District.  Mary attended Carmel School.  On November 18, 1939 she married Tony Indzeoski.  Together they ran a mixed farm.  Mary was a very hard working woman who helped out in all areas of the farm. Mary and Tony were blessed with three surviving children. Mary was an amazing cook and she always grew a big garden.  She loved her family and looked forward to having them visit where she could cook up the tastiest meal.  Of course no one left her home hungry or empty handed.  She also loved when company would stop in and this visit usually ended in the wee hours of the morning after many games of cards.  She was very dedicated to her family and was always there to help out.  In 1990 Mary and Tony moved to Humboldt.  They enjoyed their life in town and she continued to be a gracious hostess to her company.  In 1995 Tony passed away. Due to failing health Mary moved to St. Mary’s Villa in 2004 where she resided until the present.  Mary will be lovingly remembered by her three children, eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren:  SHEILA (Roman) Ewanishin and family, Randy (Tanya) Ewanishin and children Miranda, Alyssa and Bradon, Richard Ewanishin and Elliott (Randene) Ewanishin and children Cole and Daenen; JEROME (Marj) Indzeoski and family, Kory (Chantel) Indzeoski and children Brett, Tyler, Kinsey and Makenna, Collin Indzeoski (Jessie Eggerman) and his son Brandon, Mandy (Tom) Schweighardt and children Keaton and Emersyn and Krista Indzeoski (Chad Taylor) and children Lane and Lacey; and GLADYS Lenyk and family, Adam (Jennifer) Lenyk and children Gavyn and Blake; sister, Helen Stadnyk; brother, Mike (Antonia) Siermachesky; sisters-and-brothers-in-law:  Roman (Ann) Indzeoski, Harry Indzeoski, Pauline Komarnicki, Elsie Indzeoski and Sally Indzeoski; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mary was predeceased by her husband, Tony Indzeoski; son, Johnny in infancy; great grandson, Devin Ewanishin; parents, Fred and Anne Siermachesky; parents-in-law, Peter and Katie Indzeoski; brothers-and-sisters-in-law:  Jenny (Tony) Smood, Frank (Helen) Indzeoski, Nick (Janet) Indzeoski, John Indzeoski, Mike Indzeoski, Roman Stadnyk, Mary (Alex) Gabruch, Verna (Fred) Boyenko, Bill Komarnicki and Mary Indzeoski.  The Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, led by Nestor Trach and organist, Darlene Cash.  The Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church, Humboldt, celebrated by Fr. Mykola Romanets with cantor, Sally Indzeoski.  Interment followed in the All Saints Parish Cemetery.  Memorial Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan. 


Agnes Leshchyshyn

June 28, 1929 - October 8, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the sudden unexpected death of Mrs. Agnes (nee Woynarski) Leshchyshyn 85 years young of Wynyard on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. Agnes was born in Wynyard on June 28, 1929 to Michael and Frances (Wolitski) Woynarski. Agnes will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years Mac Leshchyshyn of Wynyard; four children: Theresa (Glorian) Keyowski of Wynyard, Stephania (Thom) Gibb of Abbotsford, BC, Jeanette (Jackson) Bearss of Canmore, AB and David (Suzanne) Leshchyshyn of Sylvan Lake, AB; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; four sisters and one brother: Emily Madey, Victoria (Mike) Spuzak all of Wynyard, Kay Borowski, Elsie (Gordon) Moroz all of Wishart and Stan (Sandy) Woynarski of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law: Anne (Arnold) Davey of Strasbourg and Victoria Leshchyshyn of Wynyard; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Agnes was predeceased by her parents Michael and Frances Woynarski; son George in infancy; two brothers: Eddie (Dorothy) Woynarski and Walter Woynarski; brothers-in-law: Mike (Polly) Leschyshyn and Steve Leshchyshyn. A Prayer service was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Fr. Jeffrey Stephaniuk. Both services were held at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wynyard.  Interment followed at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Wynyard.  Memorial donations in Agnes’s memory may be directed to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan.


John Kaminski

August 11, 1925 - October 7, 2014

The death of Mr. John Kaminski, 89 years of Humboldt, occurred on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital. John was born to John and Mary (nee Matalski) Kaminski on August 11, 1925 in Carmel, SK. John took his education at Mount Carmel School.  He moved to Massachusetts, USA for 1 year to help his uncle working at an apartment complex.  Following that year he returned to Carmel and farmed with his dad and enjoyed working in all aspects of the farming operations but working with horses was his favourite.  In 1952 he married Dolores Frey at Bruno R. C. Church this union was blessed with nine children.  Dolores later passed away. February 13, 1996 John married Maggie Scott Frey at Living Word Ministries in Humboldt.  John had a very deep faith and was very proud of his faith.  He had many artistic talents which he shared with people all over the world.  He built crosses and little churches all over the area and had people come to pray from many different countries.  John was also known for building the largest tree house in Saskatchewan which is just north of Carmel which now is a family park.  He also painted scenes small and large.  John was very close to nature and birds especially swallows and pigeons.  John was a man of faith and very active in his church.  Bringing peoples attention to Christ through his art work and projects was his goal as an example the lighted cross as you enter Humboldt on the west side.  For over 40 years he was a “Man of God” and brought many people to Our Lord and Saviour. John’s talented hands could build and fix anything that was presented to him.  He had a vision to see things especially when he carved eagles out of wood. His hands were never idle.  John loved his blended family and lived his life with the 23rd psalm as his guide to a peaceful life.  John will lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 18 years Maggie Kaminski of Humboldt: eight children and their families: Brenda Pastor of Humboldt; Heather (Brian) Lothammer of Eatonia and family Dean (Shauna) Lothammer of Burr, Cindy (Kevin) Hickle of Hanna, AB and Kelly (Derryl) Sauer of Medicine Hat, AB; Glenda Ernst (Sandy Monteith); Gwen Frey both  of Saskatoon; Wendy Yaworski and sons: Geoffrey Yaworski, Ryan Yaworski and Landon Yaworski all of Humboldt; Wayne (Audrey) Kaminski and family Blake Kaminski, Kayla Kaminski, Trista Gargol and Jason Wolf all of Regina; Don (Suzanne) Kaminski of Muenster and Sherry (Allan) Burynuik  and family Mikayla Burynuik and Jenna Burynuik all of Wakaw; Maggie’s five children: David (Dorothy) Frey of Humboldt and family Dave Jr. Thiemann (Gwen) of St. Gregor, Amber Frey (Mike) of Clavet, Tim Frey (Kellie) of Saskatoon, Jordon Frey and Sarah Frey (Aaron) all of Humboldt; Dan (Glenda) Frey of Humboldt and son Aaron Back Canevaro of BC; Don (Val) Frey  of Saskatoon and family Mathew (Candace) Simon of Springfield Missouri ,USA and Joshua (Elizabeth) Frey of Cold Lake AB, Bob (Laura) Frey of Annaheim and family Caleb Frey of Annaheim, Thomas Frey (Destiny) of Humboldt, Steven Frey (Stephanie) of Watson and Bennett Frey (Amber) of Annaheim and Jim (Helen) Frey and family Gabriel Frey and Angel Frey and Catherine Frey all of Muenster; three foster children: Leonard Scott of Humboldt, Margaret Beck of AB and Louis Chartrand of Cold Lake AB and their families; John’s sisters: Mary Nietfeld of  Viking, AB, Sally Kaminski of Balcarres and Leona Kaminski of Nipawin; and John was blessed with numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. John was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kaminski; mother of his children Dolores Frey; son Patrick Kaminski; sons-in-law Joe Pastor and Vern Yaworski; daughter-in-law Deborah Kaminski; grandson Brennan Kaminski; step granddaughter Samantha Struck; grandson Micheal Frey; brothers: Francis Kaminski, Stanley Kaminski, Joe Kaminski and George (Helen) Matalski; sisters: Helen Kaminski, Annie (Frank) Dagelais and Regina (Robert) Raymond.  A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from Humboldt Bible Church officiated by Pastor Nana Barnes.  Interment followed at the Humboldt Public Cemetery. Memorial donations in John’s memory may be directed to the Humboldt Bible Church.


Marilynn Nievares

December 11, 1942 - October 5, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces that Marilynn (nee Cortes) Nievares of Lanigan was called to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the age of 71 years, at Royal University Hospital.  Marilynn was born in the Philippines on December 11, 1942 to Primitivo and Amelia (nee Bisnar) Cortes. She obtained all of her education including a degree in Nursing there.  In 1967 Marilynn had the courage to make a major change in her life.  She decided to come to Canada alone and leave all of her family behind and obtained employment in the Northern Health Region.  Her first posting was in the hospital at Shellbrook.  After two years Baltazar the love of her life that she left behind in the Philippines joined her and on August 29, 1969 in Shellbrook they were wed. They then moved to Prince Albert and she worked at the Victoria Union Hospital.  Their first daughter Suseh was born during this time. In 1973 they made one more move to Lanigan.  This is where they were blessed with three more beautiful daughters and Lanigan became home.  She continued to work at the Lanigan Union Hospital.  She had many talents but crocheting was one of her favourites.  Marilynn loved to garden and grow beautiful roses and orchids.  Baltazar and Marilynn were a good team she came up with great ideas and Baltazar would do the manual labor to beautify their surroundings.  As a family they had many road trips within Canada and the USA.  Some adventures were camping in tents and some were spent in the station wagon.  Since 2004 as a family they made yearly trips back to the Philippines to stay connected to their family.  Marilynn was a very caring person with a very deep faith in God.  She was instrumental in setting up the Nievares Family Ministry with a devotion to Education.  This ministry helped build schools, create scholarships.  Marilynn and Baltazar along with their daughters sponsored three families to come to Canada.  They also were very active in Lanigan always ready to help in anyway needed.  Marilynn was known for her tasty apple pies and special treats for the children that visited.  She loved spoiling everyone with special treats. The Nievares back door was always opened and welcoming to any one in the community.  Marilynn loved music and was very active in the church singing in choir and for special music.  After retirement she helped with the senior group at the church and became part of the Thursday “Friends” coffee club. Marilynn’s friendly smile and the special twinkle in her eye will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family near and far and by many dear friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Baltazar Nievares of Lanigan; four daughters: Suseh Nievares of Vancouver, Christine Nievares, Sharon Nievares both of Edmonton and Antonietta (Toni) (Geoffrey) Brabec of Roseville, CA; six sisters and one brother: Nema Solidum, Elvesa Cortes, Nenny Arceno, Elma Cepeda, Elmer Cortes, Mildred (Raquel) Olandia all of the Philippines and Gwendolyn (Ismael) Ausmolo of Edmonton; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Marilynn was predeceased by her parents Primitivo and Amelia Cortes; and her very special angel granddaughter Olivia Hope Brabec on October 5, 2013. A Funeral Service was held on Monday October 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lanigan Community Center officiated by Pastor Brad Schroeder.  Interment followed at the Lanigan Public Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Marilynn’s memory may be directed to The Gideon’s or Nievares Family Ministry.


Elvira Niebrugge

February 25, 1928 - October 7, 2014

The family is very saddened to announce that Mrs. Elvira Niebrugge (nee Breit), 86 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and formerly of Bruno, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  Elvira was born on February 25, 1928 in Bruno to Albert and Rose (nee Hazelwanter) Breit.  She received her education at Bruno Elementary School and following that worked at domestic jobs for various families in the area.  She then worked for a time at the printing press for the Bruno Times.  Elvira married Norbert Niebrugge on September 30, 1947.  They operated a mixed farm in the Pilger/Bruno area, raising cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.  Elvira tended to a large vegetable garden each year and preserved the fruits of her labour for their family to enjoy during the rest of the year.  She was an incredible cook and baker.   She was especially known for her Breaded Turkey and her vast array of tasty squares, which she was always generous to share.  Elvira helped at Holy Family Church and Willing School with their music program and special concerts.  Music was her passion and she passed this on to her children.  She was active in her church, singing with the Senior Choir and serving with the CWL.  Elvira sewed many items over the years from matching outfits for her girls to the many quilts and crocheted blankets which each of her grandchildren received as precious gifts.  Her collection of Angels numbers into the hundreds and they were all special to her.  Although Elvira was a very quiet and reserved person, she was extremely knowledgeable in anything you might want to know from fads to facts. Their family was always the most important part of their lives and as it grew to include grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were filled with joy.   As their health began to fail, Norbert moved to Bethany and she spent a short time at Prairieview before joining him there.  Then in March of 2006, they moved to St. Mary’s Villa together.  They were so happy to be together again, throughout their marriage they had always complemented each other so well, and being apart was very hard on both of them.  She enjoyed her time at the Villa especially when she was able to help with the cookie baking.  Sadly Norbert passed away on August 23, 2010 and the last four years she has missed him dearly.  Elvira will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her four children and 15 grandchildren: ROSALIE (Roger) Brandl of Fort St. John, BC and family, Michelle (Brian) Hergott, Kurt (Jody) Kainer, Deanne (Jason) Lawson, Sheri (Micheal) Blanchette, Kevin Kainer (Angela London) and Audrey (Dale) Swinamer; MELVA (Ken) Weiman of Bruno and family, Jamie (John) White and Blaine (Lisa) Weiman; WESLEY (Colleen) Niebrugge of Bruno and family, Mandy (Neal) Ganton, Kristin (Brad) Pelletier and Randi (Adam) Parker; and DION (Cheryl) Niebrugge of Bruno and family Robyn Niebrugge, Shane Niebrugge, Billy Charlton and Shelby Charlton; 25 great grandchildren;  two  sisters, Gladys Roles of Guelph, ON and Delphine (Don) Carmichael of Sudbury, ON; brother-in-law Joe Niebrugge, sister-in-law Olga Niebrugge and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Rose Breit; husband, Norbert Niebrugge; son-in-law, James Kainer; infant granddaughter, Delayne Kainer; brothers, Donald (Joyce) Breit and Peter (Betty) Breit; brother-in-law, Eugene Roles; and members of the Niebrugge family. The Prayer Service for Elvira was held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  Both services were held at St. Bruno Roman Catholic Church, Bruno, officiated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB.  Interment followed in the St. Bruno Parish Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Elvira’s memory may be made to the St. Mary’s Villa Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or St. Bruno Church. 


Joseph Kiefer

September 10, 1927 - October 3, 2014

The death of Mr. Joseph Kiefer, 87 years of Humboldt, occurred on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Joseph was born on September 10, 1927 to Karl and Katherine (nee Muyres) Kiefer at St. Gregor.  He grew up on the farm in the St. Gregor area and attended St. Gregor School.  Joseph worked on the family farm and as a hired man for other farmers, before eventually purchasing his own farm.  On August 1, 1950, he married Anna Nienaber at St. Ann’s Church in Annaheim.  They lived on his parent’s farm for a number of years and then in 1958 they purchased land at Muenster and began operating their mixed farming operation there.  Together they raised eight children and enjoyed life on the farm.  Joseph especially enjoyed working with the horses.  Through the years, he also worked as a School Bus Driver and for 12 ½ years as a Dairyman at St. Peter’s College.  He enjoyed curling in his younger years, and in his later years watched curling, hockey and baseball on TV.  Joseph served on the local school board for a number of years.  In July 2005, Joseph and Anna moved to Humboldt and into their present home on October 1st of that year.  He loved when their family would get together and the addition of grandchildren and great grandchildren filled his heart with joy.  Joseph will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, ANNA Kiefer of Humboldt; their seven children and their families:  Alphonse’s family, Cathy Kiefer and family, Joseph (Tanya) and children Chaz and Aurora, and Terry-Lynn Kiefer, all of Moose Jaw; Ronald (Joanne) Kiefer of Drake and family, Trevor’s family, Kristine Kiefer and children Desirae and Brooklyn of Gibbons, AB, Brent (Dixie) Kiefer and children Xander and Tamia of Esk, Scott (Erin) Kiefer of Regina and Jason Kiefer of Saskatoon; Caroline (Donald) Bendig and family, Sarah Bendig (Jonathan Young), all of Prince Albert; Margaret (Howard) Green of Barnwell, AB and family, Coreen Hyde (Adam Squires) and children Samantha and Alexandra of England, and Allan Hyde and his children Mykala, Melena, Marissa and Breanna of Lethbridge, AB; Sally (Norbert) Teiber of Humboldt and family, Cheryl Blechinger of Humboldt, Kevin (Charity) Blechinger and children Liam and Rory of Prince Albert, Michael Blechinger of Saskatoon, Melanie Blechinger of Humboldt, Travis (Nicola) Teiber and family of St. Brieux and Nadia (Grant) Closson and family of Saskatoon; Rosemarie (Paul) Bochek and family, Christopher (Heidi) Bochek and daughter Avery, Matthew (Carmen) Bochek, and Nicole (Brody) Picard, all of Moose Jaw; Jacqueline (Colin) Stroeder of Calgary, AB; and Gerard (Marilyn) Kiefer of Melfort and family, Melissa Kiefer of Saskatoon, Brenden Kiefer, Shelby Rae Kiefer and Megan Brooke Kiefer, all of Melfort; two brothers and one sister:  Tony (Theresa) Kiefer, Martin (Dora) Kiefer, and Mary Corniere, all of Humboldt; sister-in-law, Dolores Kiefer of LeRoy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Katherine Kiefer; son, Alphonse Kiefer; grandson, Trevor Kiefer; son-in-law, Daniel Blechinger; two brothers and one sister:  Carl Kiefer, Katherine (Clem) Niekamp and Herman Kiefer (in infancy).  The Funeral Mass for Joseph was held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, concelebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB and Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB.  Interment followed in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Muenster.  Memorial donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the St. Augustine Parish Building Fund.



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