Posted: September 14th, 2023

ARTHUR AUSMUS March 23, 1934 ~ September 11, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that family announce the passing of Arthur (Art) Ausmus, beloved husband of Maxine Ausmus of Medicine Hat. He passed away peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2023, at the age of 89 years.
Art leaves to cherish his memory, Maxine, his wife of 66 years; two sons, Larry (Rita) and Randy (Marion); daughter, Pam (Derwin) Ristau; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Larry’s children: Clint (Nicole) Brody, Shelby; Bradley (Megan) Quinn, Ashlyn, Kaden; Douglas (Michelle) Everlee, Emmett; Darcy (Ivy) Jace, Cooper, Karlee. Randy’s children: Zane (Deandra); Brandt. Pam’s children – DeeJay (Iza) Corbin, Sterling; Nathan (Dana) Jacob.
Art is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Evelyn Ausmus and Doreen (Arden) Mack; brother-in-law, Mervin (Elaine) Ginther as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Art was predeceased by his parents, Gustav and Justina Ausmus; in-laws, John and Martha Ginther; sisters, Hertha (Fred) Mertin, Ida (Sam) Holstein and Linda (Anton) Brehm; brothers, Herbert (Adela) and Reinhold as well as four young siblings who died prior to his family immigrating to Canada.
Art was born on March 23, 1934, and grew up on the family farm near Mendham, SK. In 1957, he married his one true love, Maxine Ginther. Together they worked side by side raising their family and running their mixed farming operation. In 1995, they retired to Park Meadow Estates in Medicine Hat where they became actively involved in the development of this community making new lifelong friends. It was here that Art was instrumental in spearheading the Christmas light display that continued for more than 20 years under his direction. Art and Maxine spent countless hours decorating homes for people who were not able to do it themselves.
Art and Maxine spent many winters in Palm Springs where they enjoyed an ever-growing circle of friends. Art loved to visit and entertain. In December 2022, Art and Maxine moved to Meadowlands Retirement Home where they resided until his passing.
Art was a proud man filled with love and integrity; a man of faith who loved God beyond measure. A man who worked hard and raised strong independent children; a man who was incredibly proud of his grandsons and great-grandchildren. Art was a man of knowledge, a man of wisdom, who was kind, gentle, slow to anger and had a firm but gentle voice. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
The Celebration of Art’s life will be held at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Roland Weisbrot officiating. Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. The Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed at As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Art’s memory to St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1, or a charity of your choice. (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
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