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SASKATCHEWAN - Humboldt - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 31

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Leo Benedict Suchan
Jun 18, 1921 - Jan 12, 2009

Humboldt, Saskatchewan

SUCHAN - The unexpected death of Mr. Leo Benedict Suchan of Humboldt occurred at his residence on Monday, January 12, 2009. He was 87 years of age. Leo was born on June 18, 1921, to Peter and Mary (nee Witt) Suchan at Carmel. He grew up on the family farm in the Carmel district, and attended Valleyview and Cranich Lake country schools. Following his education, Leo worked for farmers in the area. Eventually, he moved to Ontario, where he was employed at a bush camp, then in a gold mine at Geraldton, as a railroad worker at Essex and, finally, for the Heinz Company at Leamington. In 1947, Leo returned to Saskatchewan and enrolled in a barbering course at Regina. After completing that, he moved to Humboldt and worked at Johnson’s Barber Shop. On July 27, 1948, Leo married Erna Timmerman at St. Gregor. Their union was blessed with four daughters; however, their daughter Jacqueline died in infancy. In 1970, Leo opened his own business, named Suchan’s Barber Shop, which he operated until retiring at the age of 80 in 2001, ending a very successful career spanning 54 years, of which he was very proud. Since 1948, Leo was a member of the Knights of Columbus. As well, he served in various capacities and, for several years, was especially involved in organizing bingo functions. Leo was also a member of the Humboldt Bowling League and served as president of the local association for many years. His natural skill in the sport enabled him to represent Saskatchewan in the Western Playdowns which was held in Winnipeg. Just a few weeks ago, Leo rolled a men’s 327 single, of which he was very proud. His other interests over the years included golfing, fishing, camping with his family, upholstering, and redecorating his home - from painting and wallpapering to laying tile floors. His role as a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather meant a great deal to him, and he loved spending time with his extended family and following their sporting activities. It was important to Leo to exercise his mind in order to keep it sharp and alert, so he spent a lot of time reading, and doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles. In February 2008, he moved into the Harry Ford Centre. Leo loved to be around people, so enjoyed the social life there, and took on the position of coordinating various activities, including bingo, shuffleboard and cards. Leo will be lovingly remembered by two daughters, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren: JUDY Chepil of Waterhen Lake, SK, and family, Wesley (Jackie) Manderscheid and daughter Taylor; and DEBORAH (Craig) Albers of Spruce Grove, AB, and family, Matthew (Elissa) Albers, and Andrew Albers (fiancee Levylyn Ramiro); son-in-law, Wayne Parry of Naicam and family, Kelly (Nambi) Parry and children, Xander, Alicia and Ocean, Koreen (Clayton) Turcotte and children Brittany and Austin, and Tracy (Darren) Olson and son Tyler; one brother, Tony Suchan of Georgetown, ON; one half-brother and three half-sisters: Louis (Sophia) Fraess of Regina, SK; Anne Bay of Cranbrook, BC; Sally Fraess (friend Ron) of New Westminster, BC; and Lydia Eckl of Humboldt, SK; one half-brother-in-law, George Bay of Saskatoon; one sister-in-law, Norma Suchan of Humboldt; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Erna (nee Timmerman) Suchan (July 7, 2004); two daughters: Marlene Parry (August 25, 1995), and Jacqueline Suchan (in infancy); one granddaughter, Jodi Manderscheid; parents, Peter and Mary (nee Witt) Suchan; one brother, John Suchan; one sister, Liz Bauer; three step-brothers: Joe Fraess, Ed Fraess, and Leonard Fraess; one half-brother, Alphonse Fraess; two half-sisters: Mary Bay and Elsie (George) Brecht; three step-sisters-in-law, Nellie Fraess, Julia Fraess, and Joan Fraess; two half-brothers-in-law: Dan Bay and Charles Eckl; one half-sister-in-law, Phyllis Fraess; and by sister-in-law, Rosemarie Suchan. The Prayer Service for Leo was held at St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., led by Nestor Trach and organist Dolores Hinz. Scripture readers were Bernie Albers and Matthew Albers. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine R.C. Church on Friday, January 16, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Emile April. Others taking part were: Koreen Turcotte, cross bearer; Bernie Albers and Matthew Albers, scripture readers; Bernie Albers, intentions; Jackie Manderscheid, Elissa Albers, and Levylyn Ramiro, gift bearers. An honor guard was formed by members of the Knights of Columbus. Honorary pallbearers were “all those who shared in Leo’s life.” Active pallbearers were Matthew and Andrew Albers, Wesley Manderscheid, Clayton Turcotte and Kelly Parry. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Juvenile Diabetes Association. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Clara Rosella Rieger
May 13, 1912 - Jan 17, 2009

Bruno, Saskatchewan

It is with great sadness that the family of Clara (nee Gyoerick) Rieger of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt, (and formerly of Bruno), announces her death on Saturday, January 17, 2009. She was 96 years of age. Clara was born to Mathias and Mary (nee Renneberg) Gyoerick on May 13, 1912, in the Leofeld district. She attended three small country schools in the area. In her early teens, she began helping her family by working on other farms as a laborer in the Meacham, Prince Albert, Cudworth and St. Benedict areas. On October 19, 1937, Clara married Joseph Rieger (who came from Germany in 1929) in the Leofeld R.C. Church. They began farming the quarter NE 34-39-25 W 2nd, north of Bruno. The couple operated a mixed farm and raised their family. In 1972, they retired to Bruno. Joseph died on April 6, 1988. Clara continued to live in Bruno until March 2007, when she moved to Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake for a short period. A final move was made to St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt. From a young age on, Clara loved both vegetable and flower gardening. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and canning, and shared her work with whoever would stop in. A hard worker and independent person, Clara was usually up before the sun in order to accomplish everything she wanted to do each day. She was a very kind and gentle person, who always put the needs of others before herself. Clara appreciated and enjoyed the simple things in life, such as nature and the outdoors, and watching the birds, deer and any other animals she encountered on the farm. She also enjoyed going fishing with Frank and Elizabeth Moritz. Clara loved having company and they often played kaiser, smear or cribbage. Above all, her family was most important to her. Clara will be lovingly remembered by five sons and two daughters: MATHIAS (Margaret) Rieger of Bruno; ROBERT (Joan) Rieger of Bruno; JAMES (Brenda) Rieger of Meath Park; LAMBERT (Judy) Rieger of Regina; HELEN Thimm of Humboldt; PAULA (Aaron) Kramer of Bruno; and PAUL (Karen) Rieger of Regina; daughter-in-law: Diane Rieger of Regina; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; one sister: Anne Leuschen of Cudworth; one brother-in-law: Ben Nickel of Muenster; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Rieger (April 6, 1988); one son, Frank Rieger (March 14, 1975); two children in infancy; two sons-in-law: Leo Thimm (October 20, 1996), and Joseph Sawicki (January 26, 1989); her parents, Mathias and Mary Gyoerick; three sisters: Marie Redding, Elizabeth Moritz, and Theresa Nickel; two brothers: Joseph Gyoerick and Edward Gyoerick; four brothers-in-law: Joseph Redding, Frank Moritz, Wilfred Leuschen, and Tony Varga; and by one sister-in-law, Elsie Gyoerick; The Prayer Service for Clara was held at St. Bruno R.C. Church, Bruno, on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., led by Fr. Joe Ackerman OSB. Others taking part were: Brenda Behiel and Jennifer Staniec, scripture readers; and Renee Pitka, words of remembrance. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Bruno R.C. Church, Bruno, Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Joseph Ackerman OSB. Others taking part were: Lisa Kramer, cross bearer; Allyssa Rieger, Nikita Picouye and Kendra Sorokoski, altar servers; Aaron Kramer and Jackie Rieger, scripture readers; Aaron Kramer, intentions; Helen Thimm and Paula Kramer, gift bearers; Kenneth and Katherine Kramer, eucharistic ministers; Denise Krentz and the St. Bruno Church Choir, music ministry; Lillian Theissing and Marlene Beckman, memorial table attendants. Pallbearers were Paulette and Rocky Saretsky, Troy Behiel, Joseph and Nicole Rieger, and Jason Staniec. Interment followed at St. Bruno R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the St. Mary’s Villa Foundation or the St. Bruno Building Fund. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Ruth Alma Mierke
Apr 02, 1924 - Jan 14, 2009

LeRoy, Saskatchewan

The death of Mrs. Ruth Alma (nee Molle) Mierke of LeRoy occurred at Humboldt District Hospital, Humboldt, on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. She was 84 years of age. Ruth was born on April 2, 1924, to Edwin and Anna (nee Berggren) Molle on a farm in the Watson district. She was baptized into her faith on June 4, 1940. In 1942, Ruth and her sister Irene travelled by train to Flin Flon, MB, and worked at Milt’s Café. The following year, she returned home and on August 18, 1943, Ruth married Arnold Mierke at Watson. Ruth and Arnold resided at a few different locations in the area until they built on their own land in 1946. Together, they built the farm and raised their family. That was their home until 1992, when they moved to LeRoy. In August 1993, Ruth and Arnold proudly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Over the years, they enjoyed travelling to visit their children and their families, and made numerous trips to Assemblies and Conventions. Ruth and Arnold both had a firm hope of living forever on earth under God’s kingdom arrangement and continued to remain active in their spiritual lives. A kind and generous lady with a big heart, Ruth was also an excellent homemaker and congenial hostess, who always put others before herself. She took great pride in her home and the love she had for others created a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all who came to the door. Ruth loved having company and her arms opened wide for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and anyone else who was in need of some tender-loving care. She had a soft spot in her heart for all varieties of animals, too. Ruth loved to bake, particularly bread and buns, and you could be sure everyone visiting would be given an ample supply to taste. On Monday, December 27, 1993, Arnold passed away. Ruth continued to reside in their home until May 2008, when she moved into the LeRoy Senior Units. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by four children: Darlene (Darrel) Harder of Mundare, AB; Faye (Ben) Shumyla of Edmonton, AB; Brenda (Don) Demers of Wadena, SK; and Larry (Susan) Mierke of Watson, SK; one sister, Della (Lorne) Bahrey and their family of Leduc, AB; six grandchildren: James Harder, Sharmon (Arlis) Holyk, and Sharla Homeniuk, all of Mundare, AB, Shauna Rutherford of Vegreville, AB; and Addison (Adria) Mierke of Wadena, SK; and Colin Mierke of Melville, SK; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Mel Molle of Cranbrook, BC; one brother-in-law, Bill Lee of Calgary, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold Mierke (December 27, 1993); parents, Edwin and Anna (nee Berggren) Molle; two sisters: Irene Lee and Marvelle (Ralph) Gray; sister-in-law, Amy Molle; and by grandson-in-law, Cliff Homeniuk. The Service of Remembrance for Ruth was held at the LeRoy Kingdom Hall, LeRoy, on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Mr. Keon Bahrey. Interment will take place at a later date. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Netta "Nettie" Muriel McLeod
Jan 06, 1925 - Jan 15, 2009

Watson, Saskatchewan

Netta “Nettie” Muriel McLeod (nee Geyer) of Watson passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson. She was 84 years of age. The world was blessed with Nettie’s presence when she was born on January 6, 1925, to Anthony and Laura (nee Rude) Geyer at home on the family farm in the Iron Springs District. She grew up there and attended Iron Spring School. Then, Nettie began working for a local farmer, where she met her soul-mate Donald McLeod, who became her husband in 1946. For a short time, they resided in Humboldt, where Nettie was employed at the Humboldt Creamery as an egg candler. Eventually, the couple moved to a farm close to where Donald was raised. While Donald farmed, Nettie worked as a nurses’ aid in Spalding for a number of years. They enjoyed life on the farm, working side-by-side and raising their two children, Carol and Brian. Nettie excelled as a wife, mother and homemaker. In 1982, Nettie and Donald retired and moved into their new home in Watson. Over the years, Nettie enjoyed bowling, bingo, playing cards, knitting, sewing, and watching game shows, and was an active member of the Daphne Willing Workers. A kind and caring person, Nettie would help anyone with anything, never got angry, and had a great sense of humor. Her spiritual strength was an inspiration to all and, even through life’s difficult challenges, she would often be heard saying: “We will get through it.” Nettie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by one daughter, one son, and their families: CAROL Hunter (Daniel Klebeck)of Saskatoon and son Graham; and BRIAN (Heather) McLeod of Watson, and their children Connery, Samantha, and Christopher; one sister, Bertha Babuik of Humboldt; and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald McLeod (February 6, 2008); her parents, Anthony and Laura (nee Rude) Geyer; four sisters: (Nettie’s twin) Hazel Geyer, Ella Cameron, Alice Griott, and Myrtle Eastman; and by four brothers: George Geyer, Melvin Geyer, Lloyd Geyer, and Arnold Geyer. The Funeral Service for Nettie was held at Trinity United Church, Watson, on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Laura Machin. Others taking part were: Graham Hunter and Connery McLeod, urn bearers; Faye MacKenzie and Heather McLeod, scripture readers; and Brian McLeod, eulogist. Interment will take place at Bethany Cemetery in the Daphne district at a later date. Memorial donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Bethany Cemetery Fund. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Dean Clark Welter
Jul 01, 1963 - Jan 12, 2009

Plunkett, Saskatchewan

The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Dean Clark Welter of Plunkett, SK, occurred at his residence on Monday, January 12, 2009. He was 45 years of age. Dean was born on July 1, 1963, to Leonard “Johnnie” Welter and Jean Kaldal at Kitimat, BC. He was eight months of age when he moved to Plunkett, to live with his father, sister and brothers. Dean bought his first farm when he was 20 years old, but moved to British Columbia a few years later with his daughter Megan. He lived in Logan Lake for four years, and then moved to Kamloops. While residing there, Dean did paving jobs and truck driving for various companies. He spent his life raising his daughter Megan and working hard. Dean was also a big part of his sister Denice’s life in Kamloops. He helped her with the caring of her special needs daughter Trina, who was a huge part of his life. Dean had a heart of gold and showed it to many people throughout his life. He loved to dance and listen to good old music. Dean was also quite the jokester. In 2004, he moved back to Plunkett to take care of his dad. He continued to live there after his dad passed away, accompanied by his beloved dog and best friend, Beethoven. “We miss and love you Dad, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend. May you rest in peace.” Dean will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughter and her family, Megan and Mitch Blaze and son Kaleb of Kamloops, BC; sister Denise Loewen and her family, Jackie Welter (Tom Tremblay) and daughters Annabella and Pixie, Jonathan Loewen, and Trina Loewen, all of Kamloops; half-brothers: Danny Kosnuk, Kevin Kaldal, Jody Kosnuk, Brent Austin and Cindy Smith and their families; and by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Leonard “Johnnie” Welter (October 7, 2008). A Service of Remembrance for Dean will be held at a future date at Kamloops, BC, and then his cremains will be placed at Logan Lake, BC. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Elaine Lydia Greve
Jun 30, 1939 - Jan 09, 2009

Lanigan, Saskatchewan

The death of Mrs. Elaine Lydia (nee Rode) Greve of Lanigan, SK, occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Friday, January 9, 2009. She was 69 years of age. Elaine was born in LeRoy, SK, on June 30, 1939, to Albert and Bertha (nee Schinkel) Rode, a farming family from the Jansen area. In 1948, they relocated to a farm outside of Lanigan. Growing up, Elaine attended elementary and high school in Lanigan, and then went to teachers’ college. She then taught school in Viscount and Wakaw. During that time, Elaine began dating Gordon Greve, whom she married on August 17, 1962. They built a home in Lanigan and populated it with three boys. The loss of their middle son, Trevor, in 1987, had a lasting effect on Elaine. The local church was always an integral part of Elaine’s life. Her involvements included teaching Sunday and Vacation Bible schools, singing in the choir, Bible studies, ladies groups, and much more. Elaine spent much of her adult life as a homemaker; holding down the fort, refereeing the boys, gardening, cooking, canning, doing laundry, and all that other really fun stuff. She focused on her family and kept her promise, remaining faithful to Gordon until his death on Friday, December 26, 2008. Elaine’s other interests included Scrabble, ping-pong, music, grandchildren, and telling Gordon to “change his filthy pants.” She loved to read, write, and study, and her vocabulary continued to get more gooder throughout her life. Elaine lived a very simple life. She had no extravagant dreams, but instead was very content in her small farming community, well-connected to the people and happenings of Lanigan. Elaine will be sadly missed by her family and community. She was predeceased by her father, Albert Rode; sister, Gladys Gniewotta; son, Trevor; granddaughter, Sydney; and faithful husband, Gordon. Elaine leaves her sons, Sanford and Curtis; three grandchildren: Daniel, Rachel, and Andrew Greve; daughter-in-law, Lorraine; mother, Bertha Rode; five sisters: Norma, Marlene (Al), Verna Jean (Bill), Marion (Cam), and Glenna (Bob); and two brothers: Ernest (Gail), and Larry (Claudette). Elaine’s modest lifestyle led to her request for a small and simple funeral. Out of respect for her wishes, we have kept this as small and low-key as possible, while allowing for those who loved her to say good-bye and to celebrate her life. With that in mind, the Private Family Funeral Service for Elaine was held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, on Saturday, January 24, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Sanford Greve. Others taking part were: Larry Rode, eulogist; Marlene Roth, pianist; Curtis Greve, scripture reader; Bryce Bartel and Sharrod Failler, ushers. Interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

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