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By Obituaries on December 19, 2023.


JOSEPH STENGER

1930 ~ JOSEPH STENGER ~ 2023
Joseph (Joe) Stenger passed away peacefully with his family on Saturday, December 9, 2023 while in palliative care at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Lyle Stenger (Yvonne), Thomas Stenger (Kim), Clifford Stenger (Jennifer Cote), and Brad Stenger (Cheryl); daughter-in-law, Cindy Stenger; siblings, Velma Impey (Tom) and Mary Dell; thirteen grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Cornelius (Nellie) Stenger; first wife Mary Brown, second wife Mildred Stenger (Rommel), and third wife Violet Stenger (Otto); sons, Leonard Stenger and Neal Stenger; brother, Alec Stenger; sister, Agnus Solverson; brothers-in-law, Hubert Solverson and Walter Dell; and sister-in-law, Peggy Stenger. Joseph was born to Joseph and Cornelius Stenger in the hospital at Empress, Alberta on July 24, 1930. He was the second oldest of five children. He attended school to Grade nine at the Wainfleet country school located four miles south of their homestead farm. He told stories of driving his sisters to school with a horse and cutter in the winter (with hot rocks and blankets in the bottom of the cutter to keep his sisters warm) and a horse and wagon in the summer. In 1945, when he was fifteen years old, Joe went to Medicine Hat where he purchased a violin from Levinson’s for $15.00. He learned to play the violin on his own “by ear” and played at country dances with his brother Alec on the banjo and their friend Joe Dirk on the accordion. He was an excellent dancer and loved to dance. Joe and his brother Alec farmed with horses on the original homestead farm located northeast of Empress, Alberta. They were very excited when they purchased a Fordson tractor which was “very small” by today’s standards. Joe continued to farm by himself when his brother Alec joined the Canadian Navy. Joe eventually purchased the homestead farm from his Mom. Later he purchased the Dosch farm located eight miles north of Empress across the border in Alberta, sold the old homestead farm, and eventually purchased two more adjacent farms in Alberta. He was a hard worker and a successful farmer. The younger farmers in the area frequently asked him for farming advice. He married Mary Kibel in 1952 and they had a family of six sons over the next eleven years. Two of their houses on the homestead farm were destroyed by fires in 1962 and in 1964. Joe and Mary divorced in 1971. He married Mildred Rommel in 1978. They lived together on the farm until 1997 when he sold the farm to his son Leonard. Joe and Mildred retired in Medicine Hat where they lived in the Southridge and Cotton Wood areas. They went on several Wheat Pool bus trips to the USA with other farmers. They moved to Chinook Village when Mildred’s health declined. Joe continued to live at Chinook Village following Mildred’s passing in 2015. He met Violet Otto at Chinook Village. They were married in 2016 and lived together at Chinook Village until Violet’s passing in 2022. Joe moved into assisted living at Chinook Village in 2022 and lived there until his health declined. He moved to Age Care Riverview in 2023 where he lived until his passing. Our Dad was a wonderful, hardworking, honest, kind man who had a ready smile and loved his family. We want to send a special thank you to the healthcare staff at Chinook Village, the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Age Care Riverview, and to Dr. Ockert Kruger. They all showed so much care, concern, and compassion for Dad. A funeral service for Joe will be held in the spring of 2024 and will be announced in the Medicine Hat News. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Joseph Stenger. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 http://www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.


MOLITOR, Marvin Albert

MOLITOR, Marvin Albert September 28, 1945 December 10, 2023 Marvin was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to August and Viola Molitor in 1945. He was welcomed to the family by his older sisters, Kay and Marlene, and he in turn welcomed his younger siblings, Wayne, Louise and Linda, later on. Marvin and his siblings grew up in the family house in Yellowgrass, Saskatchewan, where life involved chores, grasshoppers, baking sun, bitter cold and school – mixed with a little bit of mischief. Marvin felt the pull of the West at an early age and found himself trying his luck in various heavy industries and quarry operations. It was in the West where he met Linda and together, they created a family. Marvin was proud of his children, Tracy, Jackie and Rodney. Marvin met his long-time wife, Deanna, in Canmore, where they were married and lived for many years. Throughout the years, Marvin and Deanna moved around to Calgary and Medicine Hat, which is where he retired. Marvin will be fondly remembered for his love of spaghetti westerns, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, fried red cabbage, and farmers markets. Marvin met Phyllis and together they created a lasting bond with each other for the remainder of his days. Marvin was pre-deceased by his parents, August and Viola; his infant twin brother, Melvin; his younger brother, Wayne; and his wife Deanna. Marvin is survived by his siblings, Kay (Vic), Marlene, Louise and Linda, and his partner, Phyllis. He also leaves behind his children, Tracy (Mike), Jackie (Lyle) and Rodney, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. There will be no formal service, but a Celebration of Marvin’s Life will be held at a later date, after he is laid to rest in the spring. Photos, memories, and condolences may be shared with Marvin’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com.


RUTH TROTTER

RUTH TROTTER 1940 ~ 2023 Ruth Kathryn Trotter of Medicine Hat passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the age of 83 years, beloved wife of the late Thomas “Tom” Trotter. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME
AND CREMATORIUM
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


LAURA MEYER

LAURA MEYER 1942 ~ 2023 Laura May Meyer of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the age of 81 years, beloved wife of the late Alexander “Sandy” Meyer. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME
AND CREMATORIUM
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


ELEANOR CHRISTIE

ELEANOR CHRISTIE 1940 ~ 2023 Eleanor Beth Christie of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the age of 83 years, beloved wife of the late Frank Christie. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME
AND CREMATORIUM
540 South Railway St. SE,
Medicine Hat T1A 4C2


HILTON GEORGE BEACH

HILTON GEORGE BEACH January 27th, 1938 December 17th, 2023 Hilton Beach passed away on December 17th, 2023, at the age of 85 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Diane Beach; sons, David (Brenda) Beach, Darren (Tracy Sterling) Beach and Trevor Beach; daughter, Lyndell Beach.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 22nd, 2023, at 1:30pm at St. John’s Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilton’s memory may be made to St. John’s Presbyterian Church or the Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements are made by

Grace Memorial Affordable
Burial & Cremation
1924 10th Ave N.W.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5
http://www.gracememorial.com
403-905-0440

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