WENGER, Russell Joseph

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Russell Wenger at the age of 86 years.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his adoring wife Mamie and two children, Tim (Elisa) Wenger and Sharon (Bill) Witzke and adopted daughter Martha Lartey.

Also deeply saddened by his passing are grandchildren Sarah, Ashley & Timothy Wenger, Amy & Andrea Witzke and adopted grandchildren Nii-Otoo & Naa-Larteley Lartey.

He is predeceased by his father Joseph and mother Helen Wenger, and brother James (Betty) Wenger.

He will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.  The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Van Der Walt for his outstanding compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Global Care A Thon Mission, c/o M. Wenger, RR #1, Millet, AB T0C 1Z0.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:4

 

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Lon Wenger

Dear Auntie Mamie,

I’ve been really blessed in my lifetime and have seen many things. However, one thing that I have never seen was Uncle Russell without a smile. He was such a kind and gentle man.

I have so many wonderful memories of him…

I’ll remember that each and every time I saw him he would proudly give me an update that Lana and I’s trees that you had so kindly “fostered” were doing well. That act of kindness meant so much to us as kids, even more now as adults and to our parents.

I’ll remember all of the tent parties; The weddings, The Services and The Runs. These events were always filled with so much love and warmth and they filled my young eyes, growing mind and tiny heart with so much wonder and joy.

These are memories that I’ll have forever.

I’ll remember playing the organ in your home and the two of you being thrilled and appreciative with anything my little fingers had to offer. I remember studying and practicing new songs just so I could “show off” to Uncle Russell and Auntie Mamie the next time I had the pleasure of seeing them.

I treasured those drives out to the country. They are memories that I hold very dear. It is fitting for me that Uncle Russell is now at home in heaven because for me your entire family was always one that I felt really strived to bring the grace and kindness and warmth of heaven to earth.

Auntie Mamie, Uncle Russell was a great man and I am lucky to have had him as a role model of what a loving Husband and Father truly looks like.

If there is anything that my little family can do to help your family please let us know.

Love Lon, Megan and Bennett

Monica Haukenfrers

My thoughts and prayers are with you Mamie and your children at this difficult time.

Wilbert & Leona Witcher

To: Mrs. Wenger, Tim, Sharon and families,
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather. He was such a kind, gentle, compassionate man, who lived his life for his God and others. Earths loss is Heaven’s gain. May God give you comfort in this very difficult time. Thinking of and praying for you all. God Bless.
With love,
Wilbert & Leona
Witcher

Mark and Donna Wenger

Sending our condolences.Sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Russell. He will be fondly remembered for his kindness and gentle mannerism.
Sending our thoughts and prayers may you find comfort with in your family and friends at this difficult time .
With blessings and prayers
Love Mark ,Donna and family .

Jim and Anne Wenger

Our condolences on the passing of Uncle Russell. I have fond memories from when I was a little boy having spent time with him while growing up. I have a posted a picture of him and myself when I was just over a year old sitting on Laddie and him holding me there. That was taken in July 1953. Our loving thoughts are with you at this time.

Hazel Rowe

I an very sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful husband at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With Love and Prayers
Hazel Rowe

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