Alan William Ginther was born January 24, 1924 at Fort Saskatchewan, AB, the second son of Willie Ginther and Theresa (nee Unterschultz) Ginther. He became a child of God through Baptism at Bethany Lutheran Church a quarter mile from the family farm. He attended Mansfield School and Josephburg High School, but his greatest pride was in his certification from NAIT as a heavy duty mechanic. He started his working career with Bernie Brown Farm Equipment in Fort Saskatchewan, and then worked for many years for International Harvester in Edmonton servicing road equipment and trucks.
Throughout his adult life, Alan was an active member of his church, serving in various ways and participating in Bible studies. He was knowledgeable in biblical studies and had a strong faith in his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He enjoyed travel and did so extensively (often with his single brother) travelling to countries overseas (Europe, China, the Holy Land, etc.) and in North America. An avid photographer, he took hundreds of slides on his travels. He always enjoyed learning new things.
Alan is predeceased by his parents and two brothers: Edwin Ginther and Benjamin Ginther. He is remembered by a sister-in-law (Edelgaard Ginther), several cousins, nephews and a niece, and friends from his church.
A Christian Funeral Service will be held for Alan on Saturday, October 8, at 10:00 a.m., at Riverbend Lutheran Church, 495 Rhatigan Road East, with Reverend Sye Van Maanen officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Saskatchewan city cemetery.
We express our thanks to the staff at Capital Care Grandview for their compassionate care. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Riverbend Lutheran Church.