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 Benís 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 Ė 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. Benís 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 Benís memory may be directed to the Bruno Seniors Center, St. Bruno Parish, Parkinsonís 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. Peterís 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 Tonyís life took place at St. Peterís 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. Peterís Cemetery. Memorial donations in Tonyís memory may be directed to St. Peterís Cathedral Cemetery Fund (Muenster) or St. Anthonyís Cemetery Fund (Meacham).
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 Vernís memory made be directed to either Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Pancreatic Cancer Canada or St. Bruno Parish Renovation Fund.
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 Elmerís wishes, a private family/close friendís graveside memorial service will take place at Lanigan Cemetery at a later date.
February 26, 1916 - November 26, 2014
SARAUER Ė The peaceful passing of Margaret Marina (nee Ehalt) Sarauer, 98 years, of St. Maryís 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. Maryís 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. Maryís Villa and enjoyed the amazing care she received. She was loved by many staff and loved them in return. She has been described as ďthe perfect mix of sass and kindnessĒ. 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 Ė 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. Annís R. C. Cemetery Annaheim, SK. Memorial donations in Margaretís memory may be directed to St. Maryís Villa Foundation or St. Annís Cemetery Fund.