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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.