1933 ~ NITZ ~ 2016

Posted: October 20th, 2016

Gotlieb Edwin “Gus” Nitz of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Irene Nitz, passed away on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at the age of 83 years. He leaves to cherish his memory five children, Darlene (David) Tessman, Medicine Hat, Brenda (Bill) Rose of Vernon, British Columbia, Dean Nitz of Medicine Hat, Charlene (John) Grona of Strathmore, Mary (Steve) Seitz of Medicine Hat; ten granddaughters, Lynn (Jonas) Wells, Erin (Jason) Straarup, Michelle (Cameron) Dakin, Shauna Rose (Chris), Darnyll (Lance) Nitz-Jacober, Shareen Nitz (Justin), Christa Grona (Mike), Kayla Grona (Nathaniel), Lisa (Josh) Crawford and Stephanie Seitz (Sam); ten great grandchildren, Jonah, Kaylem, Ryler, Avery, Ashlyn, Austin, Aeon, Zaidin, and Ethan; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Annie (Harvey) Sackman, and Georgina (Morris) Stenger; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gus was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Katherine Nitz; one daughter-in-law, Charlene Nitz: one brother, Frederick Nitz; one sister, Gertrude (Bill) Drefs; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelyn (Mike) Kobly; and mother and father-in-law, Pauline and Valentine Bischoff. Gus was a kind, loving father who loved to spend time with his family and friends. Gus worked hard and was an excellent provider for his family. He was an amazing crafts person and could do almost anything that he put his mind to. Gus was a great cook and loved canning. Music was an important aspect of Gus’s life and he learned to play instruments by ear. Gus will also be remembered for his beautiful blue eyes and love of telling jokes. Gus retired from his employment at the Saint Mary’s River Irrigation District at the age of 57. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERALCHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, October 21st, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 6:55 pm. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. with Father Marino Infante, Celebrant. Memorial gifts in Gus’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat & District Branch, 102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1J2, or to the Good Samaritan Society, 550 Spruce Way SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P1 or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 102-520 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Gus Nitz. 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

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