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Henry Wiegers

April 23, 2017

Henry Josef WIEGERS

February 9, 1916 – April 23, 2017

Henry Wiegers passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 101 years.  He was predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Josephine Wiegers, brothers Norbert, Ted, Vincent, Joseph, Alphonse, his sister Aurelia, and sister-in-law Theresa.  Henry is survived by Agnes, his wife of 73 years and 13 children.  Judy (John Brinkmeier), Don (Norma), Elaine (Jim Zubot), Margaret Copeland, Rita (Jerry Winacott), Les, Clarence, Frank (Mary), Mary Ellen (Ivan Hein), Melvin, Kevin (Judy), Henry, Lynn (Roland Hackl).  Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.  He is survived by his brothers Syl (Freida), Leo, his sisters Clara and Sister Mary, sister-in-law Hilda, and many nieces and nephews.  Henry was born on a farm in Marysburg, SK.  He was the eldest of 11 children and worked on his dad’s farm until the age of 17.  For the next 10 years, he helped at his uncle’s farm in Missouri, worked in gold and copper mines in Manitoba and in logging camps in British Columbia.  He met his future wife, Agnes Steil, in Muenster and they married at St. Peter’s Cathedral in October, 1943.  Henry and Agnes farmed near Burr, SK for 22 years.  He was very active as Chairman and Secretary of the School Board for 16 years.  He also organized and was Sub-Director for the Farmer’s Union.  In 1967, they sold their farm and moved to Saskatoon.  Henry did carpentry and then worked as custodian at Kelsey Institute until retirement at age 65.  He served a 4-year term on the Board of Directors for St. Paul’s Cathedral and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  For many years Henry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping in Northern Saskatchewan.  He and Agnes travelled to Alaska, the U.S.A. and Europe and throughout Canada.  He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and was an avid reader up to the age of 101.  In 2013, Henry and Agnes sold their house and moved to the Palisades, a senior’s residence in Saskatoon.  Heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff at Saskatoon City Hospital.  Memorial Donations in Henry’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral (720 Spadina Cres. E, S7K 3H2) or the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation (214 Ave M S, S7M 2K4).  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral (720 Spadina Cres. E) at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 with the Very Reverend Fr. Pius Schroh as celebrant.  Rite of Committal will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Arrangements in care of Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200


 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
April 28, 2017

10:00 AM
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