Posted: September 2nd, 2015

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Ethel Irene Herbst

1923 – 2015

Mrs. Ethel Irene Herbst of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at the Legacy Lodge on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the age of 91 years.

Ethel was born in Foremost, Alberta on September 10, 1923 to William and Martha Ovans. She was raised in the Warner area and attended Normal School in Calgary. Her teaching career took her to Larkspur, Legend, Etzikom, Nobleford, Cranford and Barnwell.

Ethel married Mathias “Matt” Herbst on July 3, 1947. They farmed together in Warner where they raised their four children. Ethel and Matt retired to Lethbridge in 1983. Ethel loved her family and friends and enjoyed sewing, handwork, and china painting. She never stopped creating.

Ethel is survived by daughters Leanne Kloppenborg and Navee Smith; sons Neil (Lavonne) and Arlyn; grandchildren Kim (Brandi) Dalton, Brendan (Deborah) Blair, Stefan Kloppenborg, Sean Herbst, Rebecca Blair (Jeremy Livingston), Andrew Herbst, Andreas Kloppenborg, Cesalee Herbst, Alyson Herbst, Austin Herbst, Madison Herbst and Kaden Herbst; great-grandchildren Hudson “Jett” Dalton and Sophia Blair; and brother-in-law John Wedgwood.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Matt Herbst; two sisters Marie Lagler and Dorothy Bach, son Veryl Herbst, and infant daughter, as well as daughter-in-law Gina (Woodbury) Herbst, son-in-law Garry Smith and grandson Joseph Herbst.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00PM, on Friday, September 4, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00AM, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Lukas Drapal celebrant. A private family Inurnment was held at Warner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7.

Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

3 Condolences for “HERBST Ethel”

  1. Margaret MacLaren says:

    Your Edmonton friends grieve with you and the family. May you enjoy the fellowship of each other as you rehearse the past events of Ethel Irene’s very full life.

  2. Phyllis Gundlock says:

    Herbst Family – My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely,Phyllis Gundlock

  3. marcus vonalbrecht says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom passing Neil, I had no idea and stumped upon it today, hence the tardy response. Your mom and dad were great people and our fathers were great friends. It is a time to celebrate her 91 years of living- was a glorious time to be here on earth. From my family to yours, our sincere condolences.

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