Elviere Traxel


On Thursday, April 13, 2017 Elviere Traxel (nee Loffelbein) passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years.

Elviere was born on August 16, 1933 in Neu Serata, Beserabia.  She was the fourth child of five children born to Daniel and Maria Loffelbein.  Elviere immigrated to Canada with her family in 1952.  She met her husband Rudolf in Hanna, AB and married in 1954.  They moved to Edmonton and raised three children in their Beverly home.

Elviere is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Rudolf; daughter Sieglinde (Jack) Koning; sons Gerhard (Connie) Traxel and Rolf (Lea) Traxel; eight grandchildren, Heidi (Dustin) Drader, Nathan (Nomi) Koning, Jon (Teresa) Carter, Daniel (Laurel) Koning, Jarod (Michele) Traxel, Derrek (Joni) Traxel, Erin Traxel (Brendon), Jonathan Traxel (Emily) and Jennifer Traxel (Wes); and eight great-grandchildren, Dominic, Dylan, Noah, Alexis, Oliver, Benjamin, Georgia and Indiana.  She will also be missed by her brother Siegfried (Kathy) Loffelbein and sister-in-law Maria Loffelbein, all of Smoky Lake; stepbrother Alvin (Doris) Retz of Edmonton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Olga Loffelbein; sisters Ida Dillman and Maria Loffelbein; brother Emil Loffelbein; nephew Werner Loffelbein; and granddaughter Julia Koning-Carter.

Our family would like to thank the entire staff at Shepherds Care Mill Woods for their constant care and compassion shared with our wife, mother and oma.

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial serice will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10759-96 Street, Edmonton, AB.

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

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