Friday March 20, 2020
Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Friday March 20, 2020
1:00 PM
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Roland Schlenker officiating.
In memory of
Alma Schlenker
March 27, 1935 - March 14, 2020 - Age 84

1935 ~ Alma Schlenker ~ 2020

The family of Alma Schlenker of Medicine Hat are saddened to announce her passing on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the age of 84 years, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Tony Schlenker of Grande Prairie, Ed Schlenker of Naramata, B.C., and Monika Wood of Medicine Hat; four grandchildren, Cody (Jessica), Brock, Devon (Whitney), Alisha (Evan); two great grandchildren Denver and Aiden; two step great grandchildren Blake and Aylah; two brothers, Ernest Fode of Medicine Hat and Helmut (Erika) Fode of Edmonton; one sister-in-law Erika (Uwe) Lietzau of Seevetal, Germany, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Emilie and Emanuel Fode; her husband Art on October 9, 2004 and her twin brother in infancy. Alma was born on March 27, 1935 in Alt Postal, Bessarabia. Due to the war the family was forced from Romania, to Poland, to Germany. In 1953, the family immigrated to Canada. They ended up in Picture Butte to work on a sugar beet farm and later moved to Medicine Hat. Alma worked at Medalta and Hycroft Potteries and spent 15 years at Albert’s Floor and Carpet until retiring. She loved the Lord and her family dearly. She also loved gardening, travelling and spending time at the cabin in Elkwater. Alma’s love and kindness was felt by all and she will be dearly missed. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.; followed by the funeral service which will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Roland Schlenker officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. For those unable to attend the funeral, we will have live streaming on our Facebook page (Pattison Funeral Home and Crematorium) beginning at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Clinic (make cheques payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation) 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4H6 - please specify department. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Alma Schlenker.

Youtube link to the funeral service of Alma Schlenker:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJtyucGcWxQ&t=3s

Due to restrictions in place regarding the COVID- 19 virus - those who are vulnerable or who are not well, are under no obligation to attend the funeral service.

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Message from Harold & Kathryn Exner March 17, 2020
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to each of you as you mourn the loss of your Mom. Alma held a special place in our lives over many years. We remember great times of dancing at the Harmony Hall, and in later years her kindness shown towards Theresa was greatly appreciated. Alma was a soft spoken, gracious person who made this earth a better place to be. May you find comfort in your memories of her.
Harold & Kathryn Exner
Message from Paula March 17, 2020
To M and E,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady and a friendly neighbour who always had a huge smile and a wave whenever I saw her. I spent so much time as a little kid at your place, she always made me feel so welcome.
I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
Message from Marlene Johnson March 19, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing . I remember many special times spent with your family as a young child. Family get togethers were so much fun. Good food and good company! Her kindness was something to be proud of and Her friendship with Rose(mom) was something she treasured and when I am able to visit her I will be sure to let her know. Unfortunately Mom is unable to leave her LTC home during this difficult time. She will miss her greatly. Your Mom made everyone feel special and always made time to visit anywhere anytime. Her smile would light up a room. She will be dearly missed. God bless and my heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Marlene Johnson
Message from Ray and Arlene Knodel March 20, 2020
So sorry to hear about your mother. I have known her for years through the church. She was such a wonderful lady and I was truly blessed to have her known her and consider her a friend. I feel so bad that I could not go to see her when I heard she was not doing well but I wanted to go and see her and talk about old times but it was not meant to be. I know that she is enjoying her new life as she loved to serve her Lord and I am sure that she is being rewarded for her faithfulness to the church and God. Praying for comfort and peace at this time.
Ray and Arlene Knodel
Message from Len & Frieda Gehring March 24, 2020
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother , may God grant you peace at this difficult time. God Bless You All.
Len & Frieda Gehring