Elisabeth Kretzer

Elisabeth Kretzer

January 19, 1921 ~ May 19, 2015

Elisabeth Kretzer passed away on May 19, 2015 peacefully at Swan Valley Lodge at the age of 94.

Elisabeth was born in Hindenburg, Sachsen Germany to Max and Franziska Lehnert on January 19, 1921.

Elisabeth married John (Hans) in Germany and in 1957 the family immigrated to Alberta to farm the land in Fort Macleod, where they lived for twenty-two years.

In 1983 Elisabeth and her daughter Eleonore moved to Wynndel, BC.

Elisabeth was predeceased by her husband John (Hans), at the age of 65 in Calgary in 1979. In 1998 her eldest son Peter Kretzer passed away at age 58 in Creston; she is also predeceased by her sister Hilde and three brothers Georg, Guenther and Harry Lehnert.

Elizabeth is survived and greatly missed by her daughter Eleonore Kretzer; son Heinz (Carol) Kretzer; grandchildren Barbara (Ty) Paton, Monica Kretzer, Bonnie (Brett) Renaud, and Shelly Kretzer; four great-grandchildren Tawny, Justin (Laura), Keely and Kadin; and one great-great-grandson Quinn Paton.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Swan Valley Lodge, (Platform Wheelchair – Scale), Box 1880, Creston, BC V0B 1G0.

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