Posted: April 10th, 2014

November 13, 1927 – April 8, 2014

Otto passed away peacefully on April 8, 2014, at the age of 86 years with his family at his side.  Along with Theresa, his beloved wife of 62 years, left to cherish Otto’s memory are their five children:  Pat (Donna), Terry (Alicia), Brian, Robert (Sheila-Rae) and Mary Lou as well as their seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents, David and Anna Schmunk;  brother, Dave;  sisters, Mary, Mollie, Pauline, Lynn, Esther and Irene as well as one grandson, Danny.  Otto was born on November 13, 1927, on a farm South of Leader, Saskatchewan.  He was the youngest of his siblings.  He married the love of his life on November 19, 1951, in Rosetown, Saskatchewan.  Otto farmed in Leader where they raised their family.  In 1967, the family moved to Medicine Hat.  He enjoyed visiting the family farm in his later years.  Otto had many hobbies such as fishing, goose hunting, playing cards, camping and most importantly, his family.  Quoted from Otto, “I have been blessed with many things.  Firstly, my wonderful wife who has stood by me for 62 years and guided me.  We have been blessed with some of the finest of family and friends.  I thank you all, you have been extra good to Theresa and myself.  Life would not be complete without our wonderful grandchildren.  I love you all.”  Vigil Prayers will be recited at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 238 – 2 Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with the Very Reverend Father Long Vu celebrant.  A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow immediately thereafter in the Parish Hall with Private Interment to take place at a later date.  Family wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to  Dr. Wong, the nurses and staff at Masterpiece Living and the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the wonderful care that Otto received.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Otto may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice.  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.   Telephone:  403-527-6455.

8 Condolences for “OTTO ROBERT SCHMUNK”

  1. Debbie Burback says:

    Rob, Sheila and family. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

  2. Rob & Doreen Tweten says:

    Dear Theresa and family,
    We are saddened to hear of Otto’s passing, but are so glad to have known him as the wonderful neighbor he was… are in our Thoughts and Prayers at this time…..Rob and Doreen Tweten and family

  3. Fr. Vincent TuanHa says:

    Dear Theresa,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I met Otto and you when i was an associate pastor at St. Pat with Fr. Monk in 1998.

    I will offer a Holy Mass for Otto on Friday, April 11 at St. Augustine Church, Taber.

    God is with you.

    fr. Vincent

  4. Jack & Lana Sehn says:

    Rob, Sheila and Family
    Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you guys!

  5. Margie Bolduc Czyz says:

    Theresa and family,
    We are saddened along with you all on the loss of Otto but rejoice in his return to Our Father in Heaven. I remember Mr Schmunk’s kindness and laugh as though it were yesterday and it has been many many years since we have seen one another. We all join you in prayer as we mourn the loss. Sincere Condolences.

  6. Jackie says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Otto always had a smile on, youll be missed


  7. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences. Please find comfort in the Almighty God’s promise of everlasting life ( John 3:16) a time when loved ones will never have to part.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Lorraine Crowder says:

    Even meeting Otto briefly, years ago, I still remember that wonderful smile and kind heart. He raised a wonderful family.
    Our thoughts are with you

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