Thomas (Tom) Anthony Stellick
It is with great sadness that the family of Tom Stellick announces the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Easter Sunday morning, April 4, 1999 at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 78. Predeceased by his parents John and Marguerite Stellick; brothers Albert, Walter, Alex, Frank and Joe; sister Veronica; brother-in-law Ward Gibson. He will be fondly remembered by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan Stellick of Weyburn, and his children: Jeffrey (Pam) Stellick, Aylmer, Que.; Charles (Eileen) Stellick, Weyburn; Margaret (Jean) Boutin, Montreal. Also six grandchildren: Erin and Lael Stellick (Aylmer); Chareena, Matthew and Joshua Stellick (Weyburn); Lisa Deptuck (Saskatoon) and great granddaughter Monilade (Saskatoon). He also leaves to mourn, his two sisters Josephine Bukowski of Nipawin and Victoria Belech of Langley, BC; sisters-in-law Lynn (Bob) Pawelko of Regina; Kathy (Lory) Sproxton of Saskatoon; Sophie Stellick of Peachland, BC and several nieces and nephews and many friends. Tom was born December 7, 1920 in the Cupar district. He was the youngest of the nine children. He attended school in the Cedoux-Tyvan area at Krakow School. In 1948 he moved to the Talmage area where he began his own farming operation. He married Joan Gibson at Dysart, SK on November 4, 1950. Tom and Joan celebrated their 40th anniversary in 1990 with a tea and a supper attended by family and friends. Tom was an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was also involved in earlier 4-H clubs, the Farmers' Union, the Wheat Pool, and took a very active part in the restoration of the T.C. Douglas Calvary Centre on Signal Hill. Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling, woodworking, baseball when he was younger and enjoyed being with his grandchildren whenever he could. But anyone who knew Tom, knows that his great passion was farming. He was able to farm until he was diagnosed with cancer in February 1999. He loved company and no one left his home without feeling welcome and full of whatever cooking and baking Joan always had on hand. Tom was a very caring father and would have done anything for his children. He was a good neighbour, always lending a hand with whatever was needed of him. He was a hard-working, tireless man with much determination, kindness and generosity. He will be dearly missed. Prayers were held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Father John Mock celebrant. Cremation followed. Bruce Gibson, his nephew, read the eulogy. The Knights of Columbus formed an honor guard. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Jean Boutin, Brian Gibson, Bruce Gibson, Russ Leguee, Lael Stellick and Joe Zarowny. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Roy W. Lohse
Roy W. Lohse, 75, well known community leader and longtime resident of Alamo, passed away Friday afternoon April 9, 1999 in the Mercy Medical Center in Williston, North Dakota. His funeral service was held Tuesday, April 13 in Alamo and interment was in the Alamo Cemetery. Roy W. Lohse was born August 7, 1923 in Alamo, North Dakota to John and Emma Wolfe Lohse. He graduated from Alamo high school, attended the University of North Dakota, and then entered the military in 1942. He farmed in North Dakota, Stoughton, SK, and Minnesota, operated an implement business, and did aerial crop spraying. Having received his training in the military, he as a very adept and successful pilot for over half of his life. Along with spraying he had some ambulance, search and rescue and charter flying. He was an accomplished commercial pilot in single engine and amphibious planes, as well as the helicopter. The loves of his life were: people, aeronautics, fishing and hunting, snowmobiling and mechanically fixing the impossible and inventing everything from tractor cabs to boot heaters and fishing lures. He believed in hard work, honesty, good humor, generosity, helping others, and in world peace, love and God. He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife, Lillian (nee Majeran), four daughters Diana Atkins and her husband, Len, of Gallipolis, Ohio, Shirley Hagen and her husband, David of Boise, ID, Marjory Lohse and friend Cliff Kosbab, also of Boise, Barb Overland and her husband, Keith of Williston, five grandchildren: Dasha Hagen, Tavia, Tanner, Tucker and Tracer Overland, three brothers: Loyal Lohse and his wife Nita, of Oceanside, CA, Lester Lohse of Williston, Vernon Lohse and his wife Eunice, of Minot and two sisters, Ila Mae Gilbert and her husband Paul of Bellevue, WA and Mrs. Ada Bagley and her husband Bill, of Bedford, NY, a sister-in-law, Esther Lohse of Williston and his friends and partners, Hilton Scarr and his wife Bea of Williston. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma, parents, two infant siblings, his brother, Ervin, one grandson, Zack Hagen, and his sister-in-law, Florence Lohse. The Everson Funeral Home of Williston was in charge of arrangements.
Born March 3, 1909 in Birmingham, England. Passed away at Glengarry Hospital, Victoria, April 3, 1999. Predeceased by husband David, son Lloyd and grandson Tom Thomas. Survived by daughter Margaret (Bob) Hosie, daughter-in-law Beatrice, of High River, AB; eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Former residences Meyronne, Weyburn, Regina and Kelowna. Gratitude to staff at St. Charles Manor, Glengarry Hospital, to Dr. Eunice Fast and to our church family at Faith Congregational. Rest well Mom, you are loved. Memorial service Wednesday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 2928 Eastdowne. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Service.
On Sunday, March 28, 1999, Ralph Struble, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Adeline Struble; his wife, Rose Struble; daughter, Pauline Struble; sisters: Anny Hutt and Margaret Shauf; brother, Joe Struble; and son-in-law, Tommy Supple. Ralph leaves to mourn his three sons: Donald (May) Struble of Weyburn; Dennis (Marlene) Struble of Estevan; and Richard (Ellen) Struble of Saskatoon; four daughters: Lorraine Supple of Estevan; Edith (Mike) Erhardt of Steelman; Yvonne (Ed) Garton of Estevan; and Maryann (August) Hochstein of Estevan; one sister, Phyllis Shauf of Estevan; two brothers: Frank Struble of Assiniboia; and John (Margaret) Struble of Estevan; he also leaves 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was born November 27, 1915 at Sec. 7, Tp1, Range 13 W2nd. He lived in the Bromhead-Tribune area and loved the farm. After retiring he moved to Weyburn and spent time with his family, grandchildren and many friends around town. Ralph then became a resident of Weyburn Special Care Home, where he lived at the time of his passing. Prayers were said Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Mary Ann Seitz presiding. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Dennis Struble, Glen Hochstein, Dallas Struble, Bobby Koller, Darrell Garton, Robert Struble and Jessie Koller. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Canadian Diabetes Association, in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Walter Melvin Norman
On Sunday, March 28, 1999 Walter Melvin Norman, late of Radville, passed away at the age of 91 years. Walter was born July 8, 1907 at Kerkhoven, Minnesota, USA. Predeceased by his parents, John and Christie Norman; three brothers: Albert, George and Leonard Norman; and five sisters: Mabel, Ella, Emma, Blanche and Lille. Walter leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Thursday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. from Gladmar Lutheran Church, Gladmar with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to a charity of the donor's choice in his memory. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
The funeral service for the late Margaret Pringle, Fillmore, was held in Fillmore United Church on Monday, March 29, 1999 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Margaret was born in Hardieville, AB on August 24, 1909 and died Friday, March 26, 1999. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Catherine Johnston; her husband, John; two brothers, Tom and George; two sisters, Jean and Janet (Gosselin) and is survived by her son, Darwin (Carol), Victoria, BC; her daughter Sheaunid (Dale) Wiggins, Fillmore; eight grandchildren: Warren (Vernna), Kevin (Debbie), Jody and Todd Wiggins; Jim (Joanne Oatman) Pringle, Vicki (Bill) Simons, Jacki Kirkwood, and Jolene Pringle; one honorary grandson, Scottie Smith; nine great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katie McCartney, Edmonton; Bill and Kay Pringle, Port Hardy, BC; Margaret Pringle, Chilliwack, BC; Ruth Krisko, Regina; Edna and Al Roy, Toronto; as well as her nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers were Warren, Kevin, Jody, Todd Wiggins, Scottie Smith, Bob Pringle. Following committal in Fillmore cemetery, lunch was served in the Fillmore Hall, followed by a family supper in the United Church.
On Saturday, March 20, 1999, Opal Kittelson, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Tressa Pelzl; her first husband, Edwin Kressin, one brother Daniel Pelzl; and one son, Darrel Kressin. Opal leaves to mourn, her husband Thomas Kittelson of Weyburn; one daughter Shirley (Wayne) Springer of Henning, MN; one son, Dennis (Leone) Kressin of Fountain Valley, CA; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Mary Kressin of Larimore, N.D., one step-daughter, Shirley Culbertson of Weyburn; four step-sons: Ron (Yvonne) Kittelson of Weyburn; Larry (Dorothy) Kittelson of Saskatoon; Dennis (Irma) Kittelson of Saskatoon; and Marv (Mary) Kittelson of Weyburn; numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Opal was born on August 6, 1916 in Barney, North Dakota and spent most of her life farming in the area. She and her first husband, Ed Kressin raised their family on the farm. Opal was active in the Ladies Aid at church and enjoyed her abundant garden. When Edwin retired from farming in 1976 they moved to Mooreton, ND where they lived until Edwin's death in 1978. In 1982 she came to Canada after meeting Tom, and they were married in St. Luke's Lutheran church in Midale, in 1983. Tom retired from his Watkins business when Opal had her first stroke in 1987, and cared for her through two more strokes until a fourth stroke forced her into the nursing home, where she resided these past four years. Opal and Tom loved to travel together, visiting Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Scandanavia, and many places in the US, Mexico and Canada. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran church, Weyburn with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. A second funeral service was held Friday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. from Peace Lutheran Church, Barney, ND with Rev. Tim Schiller officiating. Interment followed in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Barne. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn, and Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.
Isabella Stals (Tharp) nee Haswell
Nov. 6, 1920 - March 25, 1999
On March 25, 1999, Mrs. Isabella Stals passed away at the age of 78 years. Isabella is survived by her brother, Robert Haswell (Margaret); her son, David (Dianne) Tharp of Rainbow Lake; their daughter, Corinne (Allan), and their son Matthew; her daughter, Mary Tharp of Edmonton, and her son, James Tharp. Isabella was predeceased by her sister Mary MacArthur. Memorial service will be held at St. Timothy's Anglican Church, 8420-145 Street, Edmonton, Wednesday, March 31, at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Paul Robinson will officiate. In lieu of floral tributes, donations in memory of Isabella may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or Alzheimer Society of Edmonton. Arrangements in care of Westlawn Funeral Chapel.
Elizabeth J. Mirwald
Elizabeth J. Mirwald (Kyle, Betty) passed away February 19, 1999 at London, England, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Mirwald in March 1998 and her parents Earn (1971) and Minnie (1982) Kyle. Betty will be fondly remembered by her children Albert (Lisa) Mirwald and children Samantha, Amy and Kyle of Cranfield Beds, England, and Noreen (Vaughn) Schneider and children Kurt and Andrea of Portland, Oregon, brother Jack (Eloise) Kyle, Victoria, BC and sister Lois (Lynn) Karst of Estevan and several nieces and nephews. Betty received her schooling at South Weyburn School and Weyburn Collegiate, going on to nurse's training at City Hospital, Saskatoon, graduating in 1944. She nursed at the old Weyburn General Hospital and Regina General before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1950. Betty and Frank were married in 1950 and Betty continued nursing and raising a family until retiring in 1987. Betty will be greatly missed by her family and extended family in Oregon, BC and SK, and by her many friends and co-workers.
David Howard Libin
On Monday, March 8, 1999 David Howard Libin, late of Calgary, AB passed away at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his father, David "Pat" Libin, and his stepfather, Leonard Stower. David is survived by his mother, Pearl Stower of Weyburn; one brother, Jack Libin of Weyburn; one sister, Judi (Doug) Erickson of Regina; two nieces: Sheila Erickson of Regina and Patti (Duane) Jungwirth of Saskatoon; three great nephews: Morgan, Christopher and Alexander; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives. David was born September 7, 1944 at Weyburn. He worked for the Weyburn Review for two years before joining the R.C.A.F. He took his firefighting training from 1962-1965 with the R.C.A.F. He worked in Calgary as a firefighter for several years, and also held various other jobs. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, for friends so wishing, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn.
Ingmar Olaf Hofseth
Ingmar Olaf Hofseth, 76 years, passed away peacefully at Weyburn General Hospital. He is survived by his wife Julie of Weyburn, and sons: Garry (Jean), three grandchildren: Corey (Melanie) of Regina, Jeremy, and Cindee of Ceylon; Neil (Donna), five grandchildren: Candace (Ian), Kyle, Andrew, Evan, and Jenna of Sundre, AB; Wade (Phyllis), one grandchild Tyler, of Regina. Born April 10, 1922 on the farm in Beaubier, SK delivered by Dr. Brown. He was an only child to Carl and Esther Hofseth. In 1924, his mother died when Ingmar was 2-1/2 years old. Then, Ingmar left with his grandmother, Selma Anderson, for the States and lived in Souris, North Dakota. In 1935 he came back to live with his dad, Carl Hofseth, at Beaubier. At Beaubier he was involved with farming for 52 years. In 1942 Ingmar was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and later married in 1948 to Julianna Illes. He drove the bombardier and school bus for some 37 years. His first school bus was a 1953 panel wagon which he had made and painted pink and white. When driving the bombardier Ingmar would perform mercy missions for people and take them to the doctor; he would do night runs to help people. He drove two generations of children and their children. He took an interest in these children. Ingmar's interests: motorcycles such as Indian, Harley Davidson and Honda later on; then automobiles such as Studebakers; John Deere tractors (even painting one red, the dealer purchased it back from him giving him another green John Deere, he again repainted the red one back to green). During the 60's he also did custom combining for neighbours. He was noted for his fondness for ice cream milkshakes. He enjoyed travelling with family and friends for most of his life seeing sites from Alaska to Guatemala, New York to Hawaii. Ingmar was loved by all his family and friends and will be sadly missed. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, with Mr. Arnold Kozak officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow at a later date in Beaubier cemetery. For friends so wishing, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Room at Weyburn General Hospital or the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn
Arthur "Art" Lloyd Braaten
On Tuesday, March 2, 1999, Arthur "Art" Lloyd Braaten, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his parents, Knut and Ella Braaten; brothers: Richard, Elmer, Harry, Fred, Roy, Herbert and Andrew Braaten; and one sister, Alice Rumbold. Art leaves to mourn his wife, Grace Overland Braaten of Weyburn; children: Donald (Lucy) Braaten and their children: Eric, Lana, Caleb of Forget, SK; Colleen (Merv) Mooney and their children: Shawn of Yellow Grass; Jody of Regina; Maureen (Ron) Loos and their children: Cody, Evan of Saskatoon; brothers: Eddy (Anne) Braaten of Margo, SK; Raymond (Mabel) Braaten of Swan River, MB; sisters: Edna Elliot of Saskatoon; and Eileen Evans of Boisie, Idaho; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Art was born March 7, 1923 to parents Knut and Ella, nee Wangen, at the old log house on the homestead at Kuroki, SK in the Margo district where they had settled from South Dakota. He was baptized at Moe Concordia Lutheran Church there. All together Art had nine brothers and three sisters, with Eddy remaining on the family farm. Art completed Grade 8 at the country school, and then worked for SaskPower. He was close friends with the Overlands, and married Grace in 1957 after she had been suddenly widowed and her two young children left fatherless. Don and Colleen received Art as father in every way, and soon another sister, Maureen was born, completing the family. Art and Grace farmed for a few years at Lintlaw, moving into town to operate the restaurant there as well. Art also drove a school bus route and sublet another. In 1968 the family moved to Weyburn where Art worked with Cockshutt Implements and then Canada Wire and Cable until retirement. In preparing for retirement, Art and Grace had moved out to Yellow Grass. Now from their retirement home they produced crafts for all the flea markets and craft shows around: garden markets, bird houses, whirlygigs, farmers fannys, tulips and more - with Art doing the woodwork and Grace the painting. Art was a real people person and loved the visiting at all the sales. They travelled, not only for fishing trips up to Fishing Lake, and to visit relatives in BC, Idaho, and Ontario, as they had done with the children, but also to see Las Vegas, Texas and Mexico. They loved to go out dancing or to coffee with neighbors. About three years ago, Art was diagnosed with cancer of the colon. With surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Art's condition stabilized and he enjoyed a year of reasonable health. During this time, Art and Grace reached their 40th wedding anniversary and celebrated with the reaffirmation of marriage vows and a big gathering of family and friends. When the cancer invaded Art's liver they moved back into Weyburn to be closer to hospital services. But even though Art was very sick, they had the whole family into their new place for Christmas. He stayed home as long as possible, passing away after only 2-1/2 weeks in hospital. Art loved having his family around him, visiting with his friends, learning from people. He was a patient and gentle man with a good sense of humour, who rarely lost his temper and loved to tell a story or play a practical joke. Art was always appreciated for his calm, relaxed ways and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 6, at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Terry Braaten, Ron Kuiper, Stanley Braaten, Jerald Schmidt, Don Gallinger and Steve Sayeau. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Memorial Monument Plaque or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.
Ruth Evelyn Hunstad
On Monday, March 8, 1999, Ruth Evelyn Hunstad, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Bill and Augusta Waddle; two brothers: Ralph and Jimmy Waddle; one sister Lena Whitteron; adopted parents, Mary and Elling Ellingson; adopted brothers: Joseph and Edwin Ellingson; and two grandsons: Bradley Herlick and Allan Thompson. Ruth leaves to mourn her husband of 62 years, Leroy Hunstad of Weyburn; her children: Lionel (Karen) Hunstad of Lake Alma, and their children: Curtis (Cathy) Hunstad, Wendy (Lorne) Ereth, Lynn (Brennan) Zackrisson, Coreen (Jason) Uytterhagen and 11 great grandchildren; Jean (Al) Thompson of Weyburn, and their children: Marty (Bernice) Thompson, Marlin (Jeannette) Thompson, Kenny (Karen) Thompson, Cary Thompson and five great grandchildren; Betty Ann (Joe) Herlick of Tribune, and their children: Ron (Deb) Herlick, Lorrie (Doug) Ashworth, Donna (Bill) Axten, Don (Donalda) Herlick, Dianne Herlick, Darcy Herlick and 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Roy (Annie) Ellingson of Estevan; one sister, Alma Lindgen of Estevan; two half sisters: Bernice and Florence; one half brother, Allan Waddle; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruth was born August 26, 1915 northeast of Tribune on the family farm. Her mother died in 1918 giving birth to twins. She then went to Kramer, North Dakota to live with her uncle and aunt. After a short while she came back to Saskatchewan and was adopted by Mary and Elling Ellingson at an early age. Her adopted family consisted of two brothers, Joseph and Edwin. She took her schooling at Temple school, walking to and from school most of the time but occasionally she would catch a ride with the Douds on their buggy. At home she was a real chore girl, hauling grain and hay, milking cows and caring for other livestock. She went to work for Harry and Alma Hunstad where she met Leroy. They were married on November 13, 1936 and together they worked for several different farmers. In 1937 they moved to the Carlson farm where they lived and worked very hard for years. Never did you see one without the other. Ruth always had a fresh baked cake for all birthdays and was always ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. Her winters were spent quilting, making several from her own design. Company was always frequent at the farm and they never left unfed. A meal was hussled up in no time and there was always enough for extras. The coffee pot was always on and everyone knew it. Ladies Aid was always special and the Emmanuel church yard was high on her volunteer list, so it was always kept trim. Ruth loved gardening and any outdoor work, but once the grandchildren came along, they became a priority. She kept track of anything that went on in the community, like weddings, funerals, birthdays and anniversaries. Her health started failing and this required a move to town. In October 1996, Ruth was moved to Souris Valley Extended Care Centre where she was content and comfortable. Funeral service was held Friday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. from Lake Alma Lutheran Church, with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment followed in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Maxim, SK. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her eight grandsons: Curtis Hunstad, Marty Thompson, Marlin Thompson, Kenny Thompson, Cary Thompson, Ron Herlick, Don Herlick and Darcy Herlick. Those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Lake Alma Lutheran Church. Arrangements were in care of Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home Inc., Weyburn.