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Wilfred Joseph Rabner

August 4, 1925 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 95)


Wilfred Joseph Rabner, 95 years, of Bethany Pioneer Village, Middle Lake and formerly of Humboldt passed away on February 3, 2021 at Humboldt District Hospital.  Wilfred was born on August 4, 1925 in the Fulda district to Frank and Theresa (nee Grieman) Rabner.  He grew up on the farm in the Fulda area, attending Canvasback and then Fulda Schools.  Wilfred worked for a neighboring farmer following his education.  Wilfred met Helen Bittman and they were married on July 8, 1952.  They farmed in the Fulda area where Helen worked right alongside Wilfred on the farm, the two of them doing everything together.  They retired from farming in 1985 but remained living on the farm until they built a new house in Humboldt and moved into it in October 1993.  In retirement, Wilfred and Helen enjoyed travelling to many destinations including BC to visit Helen’s sisters, also Jamaica, Hawaii, Arizona, California, and Las Vegas.  Together they loved camping and fishing and Wilfred spent time hunting and some golfing.  He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing cards.  This past October, Wilfred and Helen moved to Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake.  Wilfred will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 68 years, Helen Rabner of Bethany Pioneer Village; their two daughters, three grandsons and one great granddaughter:  Colleen (Kevin) Jenkins of Martensville and their family Michael (Tamie) Jenkins and daughter Kelsea of Warman and Shawn (Raquel) Jenkins of Saskatoon; and Carol Rabner of Saskatoon and her son Eric Rabner (Ayla Lloyd) of Regina; sister Betty Kirsch of Bethany Pioneer Village, Middle Lake; sister-in-law Rose Rabner and brother-in-law Ed Ehalt, both of Humboldt.  Wilfred was predeceased by his parents Frank and Theresa Rabner; siblings: Helen (Lambert) Duerr, Marie (Josie) Duerr, Gilbert Rabner and Delores Ehalt; and brother-in-law Lawrence Kirsch.  A Celebration of Wilfred’s life will take place at a later date.  Memorial donations in Wilfred’s memory may be made to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. 

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Humboldt District Hospital Foundation
Box 1740, Humboldt SK S0K 2A0
Tel: 1-306-682-4450

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