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SASKATCHEWAN - Humboldt - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 33

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Florence Veronica Abel

Aug 24, 1924 - Aug 04, 2007

Humboldt, Saskatchewan

The death of Mrs. Florence Veronica (nee Cody) Abel of Humboldt occurred at her residence on Saturday, August 4, 2007. She was 82 years of age. Florence was born to John and Hilda (nee Wourms) Cody on August 24, 1924, at home on their farm in the Pilger district. She attained her education at Colorado School in Pilger, and at the Ursuline Academy in Bruno as a day student. A strong and independent person, following her graduation at the Academy, Florence moved to Regina and attended Teachers’ College, where she received her permanent Class A Certificate. She began her teaching career at Crystal Springs, then taught at Merrywood School and Colorado School. On July 11, 1950, Florence married Joseph “Joe” Abel in St. Bernard’s R.C. Church near Pilger. Their union was blessed with two children, a son and a daughter. For a short time, Florence taught at Lake Ignace School. In 1954, the family moved to the teacherage at Stuckel School near Lake Lenore, where Florence taught for the next ten years. In 1964, the Abels returned to Pilger, where Florence continued her career. Also during those years, Florence enjoyed curling, fishing, drama and, especially, watching her children participate in their various activities and sporting events. Attending auction sales, tending to her plants and flowers, “Sunday afternoon drives” any day of the week, going out to “the farm”, and reading newspapers to keep up-to-date on current events filled many pleasant hours for her. Florence was also a devoted member of her church and of the C.W.L. Of great importance to her were her family, friends, colleagues, and a number of former students. Florence truly treasured them and the conversations they shared while visiting in person or keeping in touch by phone. She retired from teaching in 1979. Joe passed away in September 1987. Florence continued to reside in Pilger until moving to Humboldt in 2001. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her two children and two grandchildren: KEVIN Abel of Lake Lenore; and KAREN (Gerald) Smith of Fort McMurray, AB, and family, Sandra (Jeff) Goplin of Edmonton, AB; and Keith Smith of Edmonton, AB; one sister, Rose Mary Reynaud of Humboldt; three brothers: Ray (Mary) Cody of Saskatoon; Archie (Margaret) Cody of Pilger; and Wilf (Cece) Cody of Spruce Grove, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Abel; parents, John and Hilda (nee Wourms) Cody; brothers-in-law: Anton Ronellenfistch, Arthur Reynaud, John (Libby) Abel, and Michael Abel; and by sister-in-law, Frances (Laurenz) Zurburg. The Prayer Service for Florence was held at St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 8:00 p.m., led by Nestor Trach and organist Kathy Detillieux. Scripture readers were Jason Cody and Rosemarie Gallais. Special music was performed by flutist Camilla Malbeuf. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine R.C. Church on Thursday, August 9, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., concelebrated by Fr. Emile April and Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Others taking part were: Harold Zurburg, cross bearer; Daniel Malbeuf and Alina Hannotte, altar servers; Jeff Goplin and Lee Ann Hannotte, scripture readers; Kathy Malbeuf, intentions; Sandra Goplin and Keith Smith, gift bearers. An honor guard was formed by members of the C.W.L. and the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan. Honorary pallbearers were “all those who shared in Florence’s life.” Active pallbearers were Terry Cody, Mark Cody, Gwen Clavelle, Richard Zurburg, Daryl Abel, and Jerry Ronellenfitsch. Interment followed at Holy Trinity R.C. Cemetery, Pilger. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Agnes Bernadine Bernauer
Mar 11, 1934 - Aug 04, 2007

Lanigan, Saskatchewan

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Agnes Bernadine (nee Freriks) Bernauer of Lanigan passed away on Friday, August 4, 2007, at Saskatoon City Hospital with her family at her side, after a short but valiant fight with cancer. She was 73 years of age. Agnes was born on March 11, 1934, to Bernard “Ben” and Mary (nee Hueser) Freriks at home on the family farm near Pilger. She attended Canvasback School until the passing of her mother in 1948. Agnes kept house and cared for her family and that of others until she met Alois Bernauer in 1954. Agnes and Alois were married on November 6, 1956, in St. Bernard’s R.C. Church near the Freriks home. They made their home in the Sinnett area, where they farmed and raised their family of four. In 1993, Agnes and Alois moved to an acreage just outside of Lanigan. Agnes leaves behind to mourn, her loving husband of 50 years, ALOIS Bernauer of Lanigan; three daughters, one son, and their families: LINDA (Dale) Mosher of Prince Albert; DIANNE Bernauer (Vern Rabinovitch) of Humboldt; KAREN (Regan) Emmons and children Hayden and Sydney of Saskatoon; and LES (Jackie) Bernauer and children Scott, Ryan and Taylor on the family farm at Lanigan; two brothers: Casper (Sally) Freriks and Gerhard (Pauline) Freriks, both of Pilger; in-laws of the Bernauer family; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Bernard “Ben” and Mary (nee Hueser) Freriks; parents-in-law, John and Veronica Bernauer; and by many aunts, uncles, and in-laws of the Bernauer family. The Funeral Mass for Agnes was offered at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Lanigan, on Friday, August 10, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Louis Hoffart, OMI. Others taking part were: Lorenda Thimm, cross bearer; Arnold Bernauer and Walter Staniec, scripture readers; Terry Saretsky, intentions; Heather and Jillian Staniec, gift bearers. Honorary pallbearers were “all those who were near and dear to Mom in her life.” Active pallbearers were Dave, Duane and Tyler Freriks, Randy and Brian Bernauer, and Gerard Theissing. Interment followed at St. Mary’s R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation or the St. Mary’s R.C. Cemetery Memorial Fund. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Steve Franko
Mar 26, 1929 - May 28, 2009

Watson, Saskatchewan

FRANKO - The death of Mr. Steve Franko of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt, SK, (and formerly of Watson, SK), occurred at Humboldt District Hospital, Humboldt, on Thursday, May 28, 2009. He was 80 years of age. Steve was born on March 26, 1929, to Nicholas and Mary (nee Badduke) Franko at home on their farm six miles east of Watson. Steve attended Daisy School in the district and then went to Watson to attend high school. He was very mathematically inclined, so loved and excelled in that subject. Growing up in the “dirty thirties” meant luxury was unheard of and hard work was the norm. Even as a boy of 13, Steve was able to head up his own threshing team. Following grade 10, he continued his education at the School of Agriculture in Saskatoon, SK. Steve then returned to Watson and started the Watson Hatchery along with his brother-in-law, Steve Soubolsky. On July 15, 1952, he married Lillian “Lil” Chyz in Wimmer Greek Orthodox Church. During the next ten years, their union was blessed with five children, three daughters and two sons. Steve and Lil had begun their life together in their first home in Watson. Steve carried on his endeavors at the Watson Hatchery. In 1958, he and Lil moved to a two-room house on the farm and Steve returned to farming. Another move was made in 1961, just a mile down the road to the original Franko homestead, where they continued to farm and raise their family. In 2006, Steve and Lil moved back into Watson. Later that year, due to failing health, Steve became a resident of St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt. Over the years, Steve was an active member of his community, taking part in the Watson Curling Club, Watson Golf Club, 4-H Club, Forresters Club, the New Democratic Party (NDP), and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). A very close-knit family, many happy times were spent together on fishing trips, barbecues, and celebrating special occasions and holiday seasons. Each year, Steve and Lil planned the “Franko Family Olympics,” which the entire family participated in, complete with the presentation of medals and the singing of Oh Canada. Steve and Lil also enjoyed bird-watching, gardening, and the traditional “perohue-making days.” Throughout his life, Steve was also a good carpenter and, in his retirement years, built many bird houses. In his younger years, playing softball in the back catcher position for the Watson Nighthawks was a favorite pastime. In more recent years, he was an avid card shark, and loved playing cribbage, smear, solitaire, as well as many other games. Singing and yodeling, especially western songs, was also one of his many talents, which he shared for the enjoyment of family and friends. These are only some of the innumerable fond memories that his beloved family will cherish and miss. Steve will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, LILLIAN (nee Chyz) Franko of Watson; their five children, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren: ARLENE Franko (Gailen Engel) of Regina and family, Warren and his son Coen, Kayla, and Chris; PAULA Franko of Regina; GREG (Kathy) Franko of Watson and family, Danielle, Kirsten, Darren, and Christie (Robert) and children Caleb and Kyle; BRENT (Audrey) Franko of Quill Lake, SK, and family, Deon, Dallis, Dillon, and Nickheta; and CHERYL Franko (Doug Nicholls) of Saskatoon, SK, and son Morgan; two sisters: Anne Chyz and Sophie Soubolsky, both of Watson; one brother, Eugene (Shirley) Franko of Kelowna, BC; sisters-in-law: Theresa Franko of Watson; and Peggy Franko of Calgary, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Mary (nee Badduke) Franko; two brothers: Bill Franko and Joe Franko; and by two brothers-in-law: Steve Soubolsky and Melvin Chyz. The Memorial Reception for Steve was held at Watson New Horizons Seniors Centre, Watson, on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., led by Master of Ceremonies Bill Chyz, Jr. The urn bearers were Greg and Brent Franko. Music ministry was provided by various members of Steve’s family. Interment followed at Watson Public Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Association. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Norbert "Bert" Joseph Mamer
Dec 16, 1931 - May 31, 2009

Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan

MAMER - The death of Mr. Norbert “Bert” Joseph Mamer of Lake Lenore, SK, occurred peacefully on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Humboldt District Hospital, Humboldt, SK, following a valiant eight-year battle with cancer. He was 77 years of age. Bert, the second son of Alois and Cecilia (nee Schemenauer) Mamer, was born on December 16, 1931, at Lake Lenore. He attended Solo School through Grade 8, attained his Grade 9 education by correspondence, then graduated from Grade 12 at Lake Lenore School. His working career started with his uncle, Ben Sigaty, after taking a tire vulcanizing course. Later, Bert returned home to help with the family’s farming operation. After the field work was done, he worked for his uncle, Tony Mamer, building telephone lines in the St. Brieux area. It was at that time that he met Elaine Godart and, on October 8, 1957, they were married in St. Brieux. Their union was blessed with six children, three daughters and three sons. Bert and Elaine began their life together on the Mamer homestead at Lake Lenore, where they ran their own farming operation and also helped Elaine’s father on his St. Brieux district farm. In 1959, Bert purchased a gravel truck and did contract graveling. He and Elaine moved into Lake Lenore in 1961. The following year, Bert began working full-time as the petroleum truck driver for the Lake Lenore Co-op, a position he held for the next 25 years. Between 1964 and 1976, he was also employed by Hertz as a school bus driver in the Lake Lenore school district. In 1982, Bert and Elaine began doing the maintenance work for St. Anthony’s Parish. For 23 years, they took great care in making sure the church, church yard, and cemetery were always looking beautiful and well-kept. Bert was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Lake Lenore Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Lake Lenore Housing Authority. Family always came first in Bert’s life. The cabin at Barrier Ford was the favorite place for family gatherings, so many memories were made there. Bert loved the outdoors and much time was spent camping, fishing, hunting, golfing, hiking, bike riding, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing. After his retirement, he had more time to attend auction sales, and to pursue his love of oil painting, woodworking, and restoring furniture, wagons, sleighs and most anything his kids would bring home. In addition, Bert loved going to his grandchildren’s sports and school activities, and always found time to help his kids with their building projects! In 1988, Bert became manager of the Lake Lenore Co-op and ten years later he retired, having worked there for 36 years in total. “Dad left this world as he had lived in it, peacefully, with his loving wife and family at his side.” Bert will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, ELAINE (nee Godart) Mamer of Lake Lenore; their six children: Debbie (Jack) Jestin of Davidson, SK; MaryLou Mamer and Marlene (David) Pfeiffer, both of Lake Lenore; Brian (Jean) Mamer of Saskatoon, SK; Dean (Cynthia) Mamer of Prince Albert, SK; and Keith (Sharla) Mamer of Wynyard, SK; 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two brothers: Ken (Doreen) Mamer of Humboldt, SK; and Alvin (MaryAnn) Mamer of Melfort, SK; one sister, Lucille (Ed) Eberle of Little Bear Lake, SK; and by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Alois Mamer (1956); mother, Cecilia (nee Schemenauer) Mamer (2001); and by one sister, Jeanette Mamer (1955). The Prayer Service for Norbert was held at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, Lake Lenore, on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., led by Fr. Andrew Britz, OSB. Scripture readers were granddaughters Chelsea Mamer and Amanda Pfeiffer, and the eulogy was delivered by grandchildren Tasha Jestin and Wade Brinkman, and Bert’s co-worker Norbert Teiber. Music ministry was provided by organist Ryan Berscheid, and Cantor, Fred P. Gerwing. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church on Friday, June 5, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Lawrence DeMong, OSB. Others taking part were: grandson Ryan Pfeiffer, urn bearer (urn crafted by son Brian Mamer); granddaughter Marissa Brinkman, intentions; grandson Shayne Mamer, cross bearer; grandchildren Jerrod Brinkman and Ashley Pfeiffer, gift bearers; grandchildren Jodi Jestin, Chad Brinkman and Renee Pfeiffer, memorial table attendants. Music ministry was provided by Colleen Lessmeister, organist, and Fred P. Gerwing, cantor. An honor guard was formed by members of the Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club. Honorary pallbearers were great-granddaughter Madison Jestin, and grandchildren Emily Mamer, Marcus Mamer, Merrick Mamer, Kaitlyn Mamer, and Dustin Mamer, and all others who shared in Norbert’s life.” Interment followed at St. Anthony’s R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the St. Anthony’s R.C. Cemetery Fund, the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation, or the Lake Lenore First Responders. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK. (306-682-4114)

Bernadette Brecht
Mar 24, 1941 - Jun 05, 2009

Humboldt/Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

The death of Bernadette Brecht of Moose Jaw, SK, (and formerly of Humboldt, SK), occurred on Friday, June 5, 2009, at Moose Jaw Hospital. She was 68 years of age. Bernadette was born on March 24, 1941, to Jacob and Cecelia (nee Kosokowsky) Brecht at home on the family farm near Humboldt. Following her formal education in Humboldt, Bernadette entered the workforce. She was employed as a geriatric aide at St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt and at the Watrous Nursing Home; worked at the medical clinics in Humboldt and in Winnipeg where she also managed the movie theater; and was a volunteer teachers’ assistant in Saskatoon. She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s League. Bernadette was a very good cook and enjoyed preparing meals and baking for family events. Just ask the people who ate her fresh baked flapper pies, dumplings, chillcha smothered in butter and onions, sweet and sour ribs, and her king-sized German perogies. Of course she also loved to eat, especially with her family. Their favorite restaurant was Red Lobster. Bernadette and her daughter Roxanne were avid Montreal Canadien fans and her son Allan lost many bets over the years cheering for the Boston Bruins. Bernadette was also known for fondness of animals, especially dogs. Among her favorite pastimes were knitting, cross stitching, and watching Clint Eastwood movies. Her other great love was some dude by the name of Elvis. Bernadette will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son, Allan (Karen) Rath of Moose Jaw, SK; her daughter, Roxanne (Craig) Rath of Moose Jaw, SK; granddaughters: Joline Rath of Moose Jaw, SK, and Crystal Minchin of Outlook, SK; grandson, Shawn Minchin of Moose Jaw, SK; two sisters and two brothers: Amy Clapper of Morden, MB; Lawrence (Lillian) Brecht of Kelowna, BC; Gabe (Louise) Brecht of Asquith, SK; and Leona (Bernard) Besenski of Saskatoon, SK; sisters-in-law: Margaret Brecht of Humboldt, SK; and Joanne Brecht of Calgary, AB; and by brother-in-law, Leo Loroff of Humboldt, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Cecelia (nee Kosokowsky) Brecht; two brothers: Paul Brecht and Bill Brecht; three sisters: Florence (Sid) Luce, Agnes Loroff, and Stella (Harry Ball) Bevan-Ball; and by brother-in-law, Al Clapper. The Prayer Service for Bernadette was held at St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., led by her sister-in-law Louise Brecht, who also gave the eulogy. The scripture reader was her sister Leona Besenski. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine R.C. Church on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Emile April. Others taking part were: niece, Candy Besenski, cross bearer; grandson, Shawn Minchin, urn bearer; daughter, Roxanne Rath, intentions; nephew, Michael Brecht and niece and Godchild Denise White, scripture readers; niece and Godchild, Cyndi Tesch, and Desi Tesch, gift bearers. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Moose Jaw Hospital Intensive Care Unit or the Moose Jaw Humane Society. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt (306-682-4114)

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