Posted: December 15th, 2020

October 20, 1927 ~ December 11, 2020

Alwin Franz, beloved husband of 67 years to Marianne Franz, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020. He was the loving father of three children: Monica (Gerald) Wittevrongel, Walter (Deceased) and Helga (Lorne) Morisseau. He will be lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as three sisters, Wilma Kopp, Elvira Krenz and Gertrude Johansen as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Germany. Alwin was born in Pomasan, Bessarabia in 1927. During WWll, he was taken as a captive by Russian forces and kept in captivity for five years before returning to his family on Christmas Day in 1949. Alwin immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1952, working as a plasterer. He started farming in 1954 and truly loved his farm and working the land. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be by invitation only. The celebration of Alwin’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant Gerry Getz officiating. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on Thursday, December 17, 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m. (MST). To experience the service, please visit our website at and click the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 “Locally owned & directed”

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