1919 ~ SCHMALTZ ~ 2014Posted: September 22nd, 2014
Frank Schmaltz, beloved husband of Emily Schmaltz of Medicine Hat, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Frank also leaves to cherish his memory his children, Raymond (Gail), Patricia (Bill) Thomson, Cecil (Betty), Donna (Jim) Siroski, Sandra (Lorne) Zentner, Gerard, Cyndy (Darren) Lutz and Gary (Tammie); his grandchildren, Joel, Michael, Tim, Sheri, Lori, Annette, Cory, Jason, Stacey, Brett, Kent, Kristine, Lauren and Jordan; twenty-six great grandchildren; two brothers, Adam (Loretta) and Richard (Susan); three sisters, Rose Mulhall, Anne Barker, and Eva Sutherland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Ludwig and Florentina Schmaltz; one son, Donald Gene Schmaltz; one daughter, Theresa Terry Pearl Schmaltz; two brothers, Jack (Lucille) and Louis (Barbara); three brothers-in-law, Joe Mulhall, Milt Barker and Barney OReilly. Frank was born and raised on the family farm near Prelate until they relocated to Glidden, SK in 1934. In 1939, he started his career with the PFRA. In 1941, he joined the Armed Forces and later that year he received an Honorable Discharge. Frank married Emily Mastel on June 2nd, 1942 in Josephstal Church in the Mendham, SK district. They farmed for six years until 1953 when Frank returned to the PFRA, working in various pastures throughout Saskatchewan. December 1979 marked his retirement at Davidson, SK at which time they moved to Medicine Hat and remained here until the time of his passing. After his retirement, Frank was employed as Commissionaire at Suffield for six months. He enjoyed horses, woodworking, ushering at the church, and his position as Guard for the Knights of Columbus. Frank spent the last five years in the Sunnyside Nursing Home and the family is extremely grateful to the staff for the excellent care he received. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Memorial gifts in Frank\’s memory may be made to Sunnyside Care Centre 1720 Bell Street SW Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5G1 or 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 to email@example.com subject heading Frank Schmaltz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, \”The Chapel in the Park\”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599
Donna and Jim – We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with the whole family.