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KAUTZ Willie Ervin

KAUTZ Willie Ervin

KAUTZ, Willie Ervin
March 3, 1937 - November 8, 2013

Willie Ervin Kautz was born March 03, 1937 in Hanna Alberta and passed away November 08, 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta. Willie was the youngest of three children born to August and Julianna Kautz. He took his schooling for grade school at Alpha school and Elmer school. He then went to and graduated from Concordia Lutheran College in Edmonton, Alberta. He worked for a short time for Northern Asbestos and Alberta Paint and Glass in Calgary.  He married Lois Barker on November 20, 1959 and shortly thereafter they moved to the Hand Hills to begin his life long career of farming. Together they were blessed with three children, Allen, Belinda and Wendy. Willie drove school bus for several years, and was a Boy Scout leader. He was an active and faithful member of St Paul’s Redeemer Lutheran Church in the Hand Hills until his passing. The pride and joy of his life was family, his grandchildren and great grand children. He was “Grandpa” to everyone. He always had a pocketful of suckers to hand out and was a joyful recipient of many hugs. His presence and wisdom will be sorely missed by all of us. Willie was predeceased by his Parents, August and Julianna his wife Lois and brother Helmut. He is survived by his sister Freida (Lorne) Hunter, children; Belinda (Lawrence) Haugen, Allen (Sarah) Kautz, and Wendy Tucker, ten grandchildren; Kelly (Adam) Montgomery, Shauna (Preston) McAfee, Carmen (Daniel) Dowdell, Tejay (Deanna) Haugen, Jeanne Kautz, Maria Kautz, Kari Kautz, Garth Kautz, Katie Kautz and Amanda Tucker, thirteen Great grandchildren; Rylan, Reece, Raya, Zachary, Weston, Kirsten, Aiden, Jaylinn, Jordon, Spencer, Hunter, Gavin and Jayden. Funeral service was held Thursday November 14, 2013 at the Hand Hills Community Hall with Pastors Curtis Boehm, Richard Klein and Lloyd Huber officiating. Interment followed in the St Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made in Willies memory to Alberta Heart and Stroke Fund #101, 5208-53 Avenue Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5K2 or ABC District Missions, 7100 ADA Blvd. Edmonton, Alberta T5B4E4 or the charity of one’s choice. Cathy Watts of Heartland Funeral Services Ltd. was entrusted  with arrangements.

CHRISTIANSON Lawrence Walter “Chris”

CHRISTIANSON Lawrence Walter “Chris”

CHRISTIANSON, Lawrence Walter “Chris”
July 1, 1931 – November 16, 2013

Chris is survived by his wife Virginia Christianson; brother Lloyd; sister Gloria Ataide; sons Cameron (Sharlene) and Rory (Lana); grandchildren Brooke (Stephanie), Blair (Kylee), Crystal (Jesse), Chelsy (Jodie), Rory Jr., Kendra, Braden and Rayna; great grandchildren Avery, Holden, Weston, Maddox and Parker. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta, 4707-70th Street. Care and funeral arrangements entrusted to Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422. To send or view condolences to Chris’ family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com   

DOW Elsie May

DOW, Elsie May
May 15, 1919 - November 13, 2013

Mrs. Elsie May Dow passed away November 13, 2013 at Hanna Continuing Care, Hanna, Alberta, at the age of 94 years. Elsie was born May 15, 1919 in Hal, Yorksire, England to Edward and Annie Hunter. Elsie is survived by two stepsons, Ronnie Dow of Ottawa, Ontario, Wayne Dow of Gull Lake, Alberta,  daughter, Donna Halliday of Drumheller, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Donovan Dow in 1977. A family graveside will be held in Claresholm at a later date.  If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in memory of Elsie to the Hanna Continuing Care, Hanna, Alberta, or the Sunshine Lodge, Drumheller, Alberta.  Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.