August "Augie" Brons
December 6, 1920 - October 15, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family announce that Mr. August Brons 90 years of Humboldt passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Villa surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 15, 2011. August “Augie” was born on December 6, 1920 to Ludwig and Maria (nee Storch) Brons in the Marysburg District. He was the youngest of the natural family of five and then three other siblings were adopted by his parents. Augie attended Blume School and then helped his parents with farming. He did work in a logging camp for one winter and was in the Army for another. His early memories of childhood were that of work, they were a very hard working family with a variety of jobs that are done on a mixed farm and for entertainment they would rarely travel to town where they met their neighbours and socialized. Augie later did make time for a good ball or curling game. In 1949 his parents retired and Augie took over the family farm. On September 12, 1951 he married Helen (Fullawka) Bigoraj. Together they raised six children. They enjoyed their life on the farm and enjoyed visiting neighbours and playing cards and dancing. In 1983 they moved to Humboldt, but Augie continued to go to the farm and help Lyle until the age of 84 when he officially retired. Augie and Helen made many trips to the USA to visit family and made a few trips to Germany. Augie was an avid sports fan he loved fishing, golfing, slow pitch, and attended many Bronco games and loved to watch the Rider and Blue Jay games. He was also very active with his fellow Knights of Columbus council. He was a very social person and will be remembered by driving his little “Gray Jeep Truck” for coffee on a daily basis to the Senior Hall or McDonalds, something he thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to. Augie’s quiet, gentle, loving, caring, easy going personality will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by many friends but especially by his wife of 60 years HELEN of Humboldt; six children,17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren: Leona (Allan) Muggli of Las Vegas, NV and family, Kurt (Pam) Muggli of Pinehurst, NC and children Brandon and Alexis and Sean (Heather) Muggli of Grand Island, NY and children Tyler, Colby and Jake; Irene Treece (Clifford Johndrow) of St. Charles, MO and family, Derek Piasecki of St. Charles, MO and Darryl (Gail) Piasecki of O’Fallon, MO and daughter Anna; Ron (Adele) Brons and family, Greg (Tanya) Brons and children Carissa, Maris, Easton and Reese, Renee Brons, Tara (Curtis) Earl and children Natalie, Allie and Edward, Jill (Allan) Deacon and children Riley and Ana all of Saskatoon; Audrey (Owen) Hopfner of Humboldt and family, Chantelle Pinder (Ross Robinson) of Calgary, AB and son Rhys and Nolan (Glenda) Hopfner of New Westminster, BC and children Sydney and Nate; Myrna Brons of Humboldt and family, Raelene (Derek) Rude of Muenster and family Dallen, Jarret and Annika, Kristina (Corey) Simonson of Saskatoon and son Tyson and Shannon (Colin) Mack of Meota and son Carter; and Lyle (Carol) Brons of Lake Lenore and family Janelle Brons (Dee Glessman), Dustin Brons, all of Saskatoon, Dayna Brons and Eric Brons all of Lake Lenore; 1 sister, Juanita Dunn of Phoenix, AZ; 3 sisters-in-law: Albina Wolsfeld of Saskatoon, Agnes McGrath of Vancouver, BC and Estelle Brons of Kelowna, BC; numerous nieces, nephews and by many good friends. Augie was predeceased by his parents, Ludwig and Maria Brons; 6 siblings: Fred (Clara) Brons, Frank Brons, Edgar (Mary) Brons, Helen (Joe) Poklic, David Brons, brother-in-law Bob Dunn, one son–in-law Larry Treece and by members of the Fullawka family. A Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Nestor Trach with Kathy Detillieux – Phillips as organist. Words of Remembrance were shared by Owen Hopfner and Nolan Hopfner and scripture readers were Dayna Brons and Raelene Rude, intentions Janelle Brons. A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Emile April. Others taking part in the service were: cross bearer Eric Brons, scripture readers Greg Brons and Jill Deacon, intentions Shannon Mack, gift bearers Kristina Simonson, Tara Earl and Renee Brons, urn bearer Dustin Brons and music ministry Marysburg Choir. Honorary pallbearers were “Augie’s grandchildren and great grandchildren and all those who shared in his life”. An Honor Guard was formed by members of the Knights of Columbus Council # 1886. Both services will be held from St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Interment will follow at a later date. Memorial donations in Augusts’ memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation Box 1743 Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME 682-1622.
March 9, 1940 - October 4, 2011
After a long, brave courageous battle with cancer, the family is saddened to announce that Mrs. Doreen Knoblauch, 71 years, of Humboldt, passed away at her residence, St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt on October 4, 2011. Doreen was born to Joseph Sr. and Katherine (nee Schneider) Pokolm in Humboldt on March 9, 1940. Doreen was raised in the Muenster area and received her education at St. James School. As a young adult Doreen was employed at the Humboldt Café. She met Edwin at a dance in Muenster and they were married at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Muenster on July 29, 1959. They moved to Humboldt and Doreen was busy as a homemaker and mother while Ed worked for Schenn’s Plumbing and Heating for 10 years. In 1967, they bought shares in W and L Plumbing and Heating and then changed the name to Humboldt Plumbing and Heating. Doreen worked as a secretary in their business. Ed and Doreen bought a cabin at Missinippi, Saskatchewan and the family spent many happy hours there. They loved to camp and fish, starting with a tent and working up to owning a cabin. They spent many memorable trips at their cabin but the highlight was when the whole family went to Alaska. Ed and Doreen then continued to travel to many destinations in Canada and the U.S.A., also making trips to Jamaica and Hawaii. Doreen’s hobbies included bowling, reading, crocheting doilies, playing cards, shopping and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved canning her produce from her garden. Family was very important to Doreen and she continued to have a very close relationship with her brothers and sisters. In 1995, Ed and Doreen retired and they began to spend their winters in B.C. Doreen loved her grandchildren and was very proud of all their accomplishments. She was in her glory when the grandbabies started to arrive. Her children and grandchildren were very important to Doreen and she always made time to attend all their sports and activities. Although Doreen was a quiet person, she had a good sense of humour and enjoyed visiting with others. Doreen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 52 years, EDWIN Knoblauch of Humboldt; three children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren: Dinah (Darren) Schleper of Humboldt and family Ryan (Mary Jane Wilkinson) Schleper of Muenster; Myles (Candace) Schleper and children Jaxson and Jozie of Warman; Tara (Ryan) Stuckel and children Alyssa and Landen of Muenster; Gerald Knoblauch of Humboldt and family Lindsay (Brendon) MacAuley and children Makenna, Sadie, and Talia of Saskatoon; and Chelsie (Jordan) Leavitt and children Alexis and Haelyn of Martensville; Wayne (Lianna) Knoblauch and daughter Kayla Knoblauch of Humboldt; and Ginger (Dave) Strueby’s children: Aaron (Monique) Strueby and son Quinn of Marysburg; Geoff (Danielle) Strueby of Saskatoon; Shaun (Lesa) Strueby and son Mason of Muenster; and Mathew Strueby of Muenster; two sisters: Dolores Knoblauch (Issac Hildebrand) of Debden and Darlene (Bob) Zabolotney of Airdrie, AB; step-brother Herbert (Rose) Hinz of Richmond, BC and sister-in-law Louise (Pokolm) Butler of Ontario; numerous nieces, nephews and members of the Pokolm and Knoblauch families. Doreen was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Dave Strueby; parents, Joseph Sr. and Katherine Pokolm; step-brother, Art (Margaret) Hinz; brother, Joseph Pokolm; sister, Myrtle (Roman) Lange and by nephews. A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Malinoski and Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt officiated by Jenny Irwin. Words of remembrance were shared by her sisters, Dolores and Darlene, and scripture readings were read by Myles Schleper and Aaron Strueby. Interment will follow at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery Humboldt at a later date. Memorial donations in Doreen’s memory may be directed to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt (306-682-1622).
October 30, 1946 - February 3, 2012
It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of their father Mr. Bernard Huculak, 65 years of Burr District on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Lanigan Hospital. Bernard was born on October 30, 1946 to Peter and Lillian (nee Bay) Huculak in Humboldt. He attended Pilot Grove School for his elementary education and continued his high school education at the Lanigan Central High School. After his schooling Bernard held several jobs. His job at Schenn’s Farm Supply was the most rewarding as that was where he met the love of his life Alvera Jaeb. They were married on January 14, 1967. This union of marriage was blessed with four children. Together they began the farm in the Burr District. Bernard and Alvera were a phenomenal team. They could get more done in a day than many in a week. Together they operated the farm with a Butcher Shop on the side where they provided product for many people in the area. This most definitely was a family operation as everyone pitched in. During the winter, in the 1980’s, Bernard worked at Muenster Meats and assisted his brother-in-law Ron and later his nephew Dennis, driving a semi. When the children were young they always made time for camping trips and visiting with extended family. Bernard’s favourite time on the farm was seeding. He loved to seed especially after he bought his air seeder. Bernard was very committed to his faith and volunteered as a cantor for 25 years at St. Mary’s U.C. Wolverine Church. Although a very dedicated hard working farmer Bernard always made time for a good steak on the fire with Alvera and the rest of the family. Work was important but family was the most precious to him. He was the happiest with all his family surrounding him on the farm and watching the grandchildren play. Bernard always made the farm fun for the children and they loved coming to spend time with “Dede”. On December 7, 2009 his heart was broken by the passing of his love Alvera and he missed her dearly the rest of his days. With her passing he had to take on new challenges which he succeeded in such as: gardening, cooking, preserving dill pickles and continuing in the Butcher Shop. Bernard loved to visit and always had a good joke that brought a smile to many people. Bernard’s smile and caring personality will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his four children and six grandchildren: DEAN (Alyson) Huculak and family, Nolan and Shayne of Lanigan; LISA (Ryan) Morningstar and family, Kelsey, Jayden and Cally of Lockwood; BRAD (Kim) Huculak and daughter Everlee of Lanigan and RHONDA Huculak of Saskatoon; Four sisters and one brother: Dolores Leedahl of Humboldt; Theresa Huculak of Saskatoon; Bernadette Huculak of Wadena; Donalda (Ed) Bracke of Saskatoon; and Gordon Huculak of Jansen; Parents-in-law Alois and Lorraine Jaeb of Humboldt; Brothers and sisters-in-law: Glenn (Kathy) Jaeb of Fernie, BC; Carol (George) Morneau of Chilliwack, BC; Garry (Theresa) Jaeb of Edmonton, AB; and Neil Jaeb of Vancouver, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernard was predeceased by his wife Alvera Huculak (Dec. 2009); parents, Peter and Lillian Huculak; brothers-in-law: Ron Leedahl and Joseph Jaeb in infancy. The Prayer Service was held on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Jenny Irwin with organist Dolores Hinz, scripture readers Heidi Ascott and Glenn Jaeb. The Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. celebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk O.S.B. Others taking part in the service were: cross bearer Peter Huculak, scripture readers Ken Lenyk and Toni Januario, intentions Terry Potts, gift bearers Erica Thiele, Jennifer Huculak and Krystal Loyns and urn bearers Lisa Morningstar and Rhonda Huculak. Honorary pallbearers were: “All those who knew and loved Bernard”. Words of remembrance were shared at the memorial luncheon by Tom Senko. Both services took place at St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Wolverine Church at a later date. Memorial donations in Bernard’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s U.C. Wolverine Cemetery Fund or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.
June 9, 1916 - January 29, 2012
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Mrs. Theresa (nee Cox) Koski, 95 years of Surrey, BC and formerly of Humboldt. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Laurel Place Surrey, BC. Theresa was born on June 9, 1916 to Joseph and Cecelia (nee Mcguire) Cox of Sinnett, SK. She attended Sinnett School. On October 22, 1936 Theresa married James Koski and together they began their life in Humboldt and were blessed with eight children. A true homemaker at heart, Theresa kept very busy raising her family; she loved cooking, playing cards and gardening, especially tending to her flower gardens. After James passed away, Theresa spent time with various children until 1998 when she moved to BC to live with Janine, Bob and family. Theresa was always very devoted to her faith and family, which earned the respect of her children and grandchildren. Her strong will and determination was proven as she was the last surviving member of the Cox and Koski families. She had a great sense of humour and an amazing memory. Her heart was broken the day her son Ken passed away and she missed him dearly the rest of her days. Theresa’s infectious smile and wonderful sense of humor will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her seven children 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Ken’s family, Sylvia Koski of Humboldt and family Donna (Gord) Laverdiere and children Brynn and Cole of Regina and Shannon Koski (Joe Podiluk) and her children Erin and Shaye of Saskatoon; Carol (Clarence) Uhll of Kimberley, BC and son Rod Uhll (Fran Kellington) of Sparwood, BC; Gary (Margarita) Koski of China and family Susan (Jack) Krystofiak and children Julia and David of Lethbridge, AB and David Koski of Victoria, BC; Pat (Carol) Koski of Cranbrook, BC and family Doug Koski (Anne Maissoneuve) of Vancouver, BC and Craig Koski (Carolina Wakesuak) of Ottawa, ON; Brian (Rona) Koski of Calgary, AB and family Liana (Nathan) Geibelhaus of Calgary and Elise (John) West of Richmond, BC; Jim (Tania) Koski of Medicine Hat, AB and family Corey (Heather) Koski and daughter Ireland of Weyburn, Kristen (Aaron) Frye of Nashville, TN and Cameron Koski of Humboldt; Maureen (Emery) Cyfra and family Rebecca (Glen) Worm and children Colby and Tucker, Richard Cyfra all of Calgary, Carolyn Cyfra and Elizabeth Cyfra both of Saskatoon; Janine (Robert) Harriman of Surrey, BC and family Cari (Daymon) Anning and daughter Emily, Suzie (Donny Orr) Harriman all of Saskatoon and Patrick Harriman of New York, NY. Theresa was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Cecelia Cox; husband James Koski; son Ken Koski and grandson-in-law Mark Sawatzky. A prayer service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Walter Sarauer, with scripture readers Richard Cyfra and Patrick Harriman. Words of remembrance will be shared by Brian Koski and Janine Harriman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. celebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk O.S.B. Others taking part in the service are: cross bearer Brian Koski and Jim Koski, intentions family members, gift bearers Corey Koski, Cameron Koski and Rod Uhll. Honorary pallbearers are “All those who shared in Theresa’s life”. Pallbearers are: Donna Laverdiere, Shannon Koski, Susan Krystofiak, Liana Geibelhaus, Elise West, Kristen Frye, Rebecca Worm, Elizabeth Cyfra, Cari Anning and Suzie Harriman. Both services will be held from St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt. Interment will follow at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery Humboldt. Memorial donations in Theresa’s memory may be directed to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or Humboldt District Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt 682-1622.
October 7, 1924 - February 2, 2012
The family is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Mrs. Delaphine (nee Puetz) Wesling, 87 years of Humboldt at Humboldt District Hospital on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Delaphine was born on October 7, 1924 the eldest child to Isidor and Catherine (nee Muller) Puetz in the Marysburg area. She obtained her grade eight education at the Blume School. Delaphine ventured out to British Columbia where she worked for a short time and later returned to Saskatchewan and worked in Prince Albert. Along with her family she took an active part in the Assumption Church. On October 2, 1945 she married Alexander Wesling at the Assumption R.C. Church in Marysburg. She was very delighted to become a mother to two son’s upon which the sun rose and set. Together they began farming in the area. Delaphine loved her life in the country and enjoyed to appreciate the wonders of nature. In the mid 50’s they moved to Humboldt and she continued to take care of their family home and her sons. When the grandchildren and great grandchildren started to arrive her love for them grew deeper and deeper as she was very proud of them and their accomplishments. All though a very private person Delaphine loved to share a good card game with family and friends. She loved to visit and entertain and crochet items for her family. Delaphine was vibrant and interested in life, also a good source of information about years past in the family. When trying to recall some happening of years ago, you could count on Del to remember. Delaphine will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two sons, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Eric (Rick) Wesling (Faye) of Calgary and his family Keltie (Hemi) Wesling – Macgregor and children Huia, Kahu and Rere of New Zealand, Kresse Wesling (James Henrit) of Bournemouth, United Kingdom and Jon Wesling (Tricia Nudd)of Vancouver, BC; and David (Marie) Wesling of Humboldt and family Lara (Clint) Berschiminsky and children Jordan and Jenae of Saskatoon and Ashley (Heidi) Wesling and children Burke and Kate of Regina; seven sisters: Beatrice Parker, Irene Evans, Bernice Pasmeny, Bernadine Carlson, Sheila Faul, Annette Puetz and Linda Johnson; three brothers: Gerald Puetz, Murray Puetz and Robert Puetz; numerous nieces, nephews and members of the Wesling family. Delaphine was predeceased by her mother Catherine, her step-mother Agnes (nee Doppler), three sisters Marie Muench, Darlene Dufresne, and Mildred Cameron. The Prayer Service was held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. presided by Nestor Trach with organist Darlene Cash. Scripture readers were, Jon Wesling and Ashley Wesling. Words of remembrance were given by Eric (Rick) Wesling. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk OSB. Others taking part in the mass were: cross bearer Ashley Wesling, intentions Jon Wesling, gift bearers Lara Berschiminsky and Heidi Wesling and urn bearer Jon Wesling. Honorary pallbearers were: “All those who shared in Delaphine’s life”. Interment will follow at a later date in the St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery Humboldt. Memorial donations in Delaphine’s memory may be directed to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation or St. Augustine Parish Center. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME Humboldt, 682-1622