1918 ~ STABLER ~ 2013

Posted: February 6th, 2013

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Mrs. Annie Stabler with her daughters by her side, beloved wife of the late Mr. Philip Stabler, on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Annie leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Inez (Jim) Rath and Irene (Balzar) Lanz; seven grandchildren, Carrie, Roger, Gene, Mandy, Linda (Doug), Peggy (Reno), and Bernadine (Gerry). Annie was blessed with 18 great-grandchildren and 15 great- great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Martha Holstein, Matilda Meier, and Bertha (Bill) Schmidt; however, Martha passed away on February 5, 2013. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Irene Hartman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Annie was predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Magdalena Hartman; five brothers, Rudolph, Fred, Albert, Arthur, and Rudy; one sister, Lizzie; two sisters-in-law, Ann Hartman and Elsie Hartman; three brothers-in-law, Herbert, Gottfried, and Norman; four grandchildren, Charlene Nitz, Reg Lanz, Barry Kajewski, and Farley Neitz; and her parents-in-law, Ludwig and Eva Stabler. Annie was born on March 8th, 1918 in Kuest, Saskatchewan. She was raised on the family farm south of Richmound, Saskatchewan where she also attended school. On November 15th, 1936, Annie married Philip Stabler in Burstall and farmed in the area until they moved to Medicine Hat in 1947. Annie worked at various restaurants including The Glass House and was a cook in dietary at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for 16 years. She took great pride in spending time with her family and enjoyed playing bingo, weekly shopping trips with her daughters, camping, and bus trips to various casinos. Annie loved Chinese food! In March of 2007, Annie moved into Assisted Living in Chinook Village and appreciated all the loving care she received from all the staff. Annie will be missed by her family, friends and caregivers. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 758 – 8th Street SE, on Friday from 12:30 to 1:25 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH on Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson and Pastor George Brandt co-officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Annie’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Annie Stabler. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Thursday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Angela Straub says:

    Mandy and family, we are so sorry for your loss, sending hugs.
    Jerry, Angela, Braiden and Tavin Straub

  2. Carrie Rath says:

    Grandma, my world will not be the same without you. I love coming to visit you and have our tea and cookies. I will miss that very much. I’m so happy that we were together and had our long talks before God picked you up into his arms and carried you home as you wished. Say hello to Grandpa, Farley, Char and Reggie give them a big hug, tell them I love and miss them with all my heart. Grandma I will miss your beautiful smile and never forget the warm, caring grandma that I cherish and love so dearly. Grandma I will see you again, love you very very much.

  3. Darlene & Leonard says:

    Condolences to all the family of Aunt Annie. She left a lasting impression in all of our hearts.

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