June 9, 1941 - July 6, 2013
The death of Louis Syroteuk,72 years, of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt, occurred at his residence on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Louis was born on June 9, 1941, to Fred and Annie (nee Paproski) Syroteuk the 11th of 13 children on the family farm near Plunkett. He attended Badger School and completed his education with Brock Duke. Louis enjoyed all sport activities and helped with janitor work, bringing the water and sweeping floors. Louis continued to work on the family farm and took over the farm in 1963. During those years, he became a member of the Glynfield Grain Club. Louis raised some stock cattle, Charlois, Simmentals, Herefords and some purebreds as well. He took pride in the cattle and enjoyed the work. Louis was very active at St. Mary’s Church as the president and many other roles. He took pride in maintaining the grounds to perfection at the cemetery for many years. Curling was his number one sport as he curled all around the area and enjoyed watching the game. Louis also enjoyed skating and hunting. Louis was a very social person and loved people especially when you came to his home he loved to entertain by cooking a wonderful meal for you and playing a great game of cards. Giving of him self came easy as he volunteered for many years and was always ready and willing to help out in any capacity possible. When ever Louis had a job to do he did it to the best of his abilities which meant it was done to perfection and many times it was done without payment, it was done just because he wanted to help and make his community a better place. He was very active in the Humboldt Vintage Club. After retirement in 2006 Louis moved to Kinsmen Court in Humboldt and enjoyed his life in the “city” but due to failing health he had to move to St. Mary’s Villa where he resided for the past 2 years. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there especially the activities and always having someone to visit with and sharing his warm and loving smile that we all will miss dearly. Louis will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his eight siblings: Mike Syroteuk of Kamsack, Mary Kobzey of White Rock, BC, Joe (Mary) Syroteuk and Bernadette Knaus of Humboldt, Leonard (Rita) Syroteuk of Guelf, ON, Mervyn (Jean) Syroteuk of Creston, BC, Louise Hale and Delores McKeown both of Humboldt; sister-in-law Alice Syroteuk of Humboldt; by numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends. Louis was predeceased by his parents Fred and Annie Syroteuk; three brothers: John Syroteuk, Walter (Gladys) Syroteuk, Cazmere and one sister Emily (Edward) Dodd; sister-in-law Valentina Syroteuk and four brothers-in-law: William Kobzey, Edward Knaus, Cyril Hale and Paul McKeown. A Public Visitation was held on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt. A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt celebrated by Fr. Gregory Roth. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery Humboldt. Memorial donations in Louis memory may be directed to Humboldt Hospital District Foundation, St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or St. Augustine Parish Hall. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME, Humboldt 306-682-1622
August 23, 1919 - July 5, 2013
Jacob Virgil Saretsky died peacefully at his daughter Arlis’s home surrounded by family in Saskatoon on Friday, July 5, 2013. He was 93 years old and lived a full life, rich with family and friends. Jake was born on August 23, 1919 to Alex J. and Anna (nee Gurski) Saretsky in the Burr District. He obtained his education at the Willow Ridge School. As a young person he enjoyed helping out on the family farm. In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army and went overseas for 4 years with the “Irish Fusiliers” as a Corporal and then a Staff Sergeant. In 1945 he returned to the Burr area and began employment with the Sask. Wheat Pool in Attica, SK. On July 11, 1950 he married the love of his life Mary Paproski and they began their busy lives together. They also operated a general store, post office, gas station and a small farm. In 1958 they moved to Peterson where Jake assumed responsibility for a larger, busier grain handling point. He then also began selling crop insurance with the Co-operators. There were numerous hobbies and likes that kept Jake busy throughout his life, including raising six children. He was a marksman in the army which was beneficial when it came to hunting. He also loved fishing. Jake was very involved in sports especially curling and baseball and he also became a district fast ball umpire. Jake was a skilled gardener. His heart was near to the earth and loved to work in his vegetable garden. Tomatoes were his specialty; he produced many great tomato crops with an abundance of fruit. While planting and pruning his many varieties of fruit and shade trees he was able to enjoy watching and listening to the birds especially the meadow lark that was his favorite bird. A very spiritual man Jake was very involved with the St. Agnes R.C. Church in Peterson in many capacities which included the choir and “Lay Presider”. Mary and Jake were skilled dancers and loved this activity. Jake was always actively acquiring knowledge. He loved reading, and filled his relaxation time with reading, especially books about Saskatchewan and world history and current events. A very strong, lifelong Co-op supporter and had memberships in many local communities. Jake’s deepest love was the Saskatchewan Prairies; he was very passionate about the geography of the land, open space, people, agriculture and the sunsets. Jake always made time to stop and chat and enjoyed social activities but his family’s presence was his best love. A man of peace he did not like war and conflict – fighting was a waste of precious time in his eyes. As a meadow lark sings praises and love so did Jake as he always had positive things to say and focused on the good in people. This is a wonderful example to share and instill in his family and friends. Jake will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his six children and three grandchildren: Arlis McQuarrie of Saskatoon; Gerard Saretsky(Jeanette McKee) of Saskatoon and family Allison Saretsky of Toronto and Whit Saretsky (Catherine Elmer) of Lloydminster, AB; Reg Saretsky of Calgary, AB; Arlene Saretsky of Saskatoon; Lori Saretsky of Vancouver, BC; and Susan Saretsky (Daryl Christophe) and daughter MacKenna all of Calgary, AB; three sisters: Anne Smith, Cecilia Blanch of Humboldt and Joan Pritchard of Victoria, BC; one brother Felix (Lorraine) Saretsky of Emma Lake; sisters-in-law: Veronica Saretsky, Barbara Saretsky both of Humboldt and Yvonne Saretsky of Richmond, BC; brother-in-law Maurice Vinet of Saskatoon; and by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and members of the Paproski family. Jake was predeceased by his wife Mary (July 2, 2007); parents Alex J. and Anna Saretsky; siblings: Madeline (Homer) Nesbitt, George Saretsky, Agnes Vinet, Emil Saretsky, Rudi Saretsky (in infancy), Rudy Saretsky, Mildred (Frank) Klassen and Lenore (Ralph) Neis. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt at 2:00 p.m. celebrated by Fr. Greg Roth. Internment followed at St. Agnes R.C. Cemetery, Peterson. Memorial donations in Jake’s memory may be directed to Humboldt District Hospital Foundation, St, Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon and St. Agnes R.C. Church, Peterson. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME, Humboldt 306-682-1622
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.
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.