Katherine Gerlach of Swift Current, Sask., passed away July 20, 2020 at the age of 90 years old. She was born, July 25, 1929 to Bernhard and Aganetha Goertzen in Mexico and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1930. She grew up on the family farm in Manitoba. She moved to Swift Current, Sask. in 1955 where she met her future husband, Victor Gerlach. They were married for 29 years until his passing in 1984. Mom with Dad had seven children, Agnes (Dave) Dueck, children, Paul (Connie) Dueck, Great-Grandchildren, Isabel, Katherine, Samuel Paul, Sarah-Joy, and Thomas. Bruce (Melissa) Dueck, Great-Grandchildren, Aurielle, Kiara. Dueck Mark (Laurel) Dueck. Edna Gerlach, Bernie Gerlach, Shirley (Richard) Fast, children, Rachelle Fast (Nathan Perkins), Bryce Fast (deceased 1991), Bill (Maureen) Gerlach, children Jason (Christina) Gerlach, Great-Grandchildren, Nolan and Emmett Gerlach. Scott (Kenzie Hantelman) fiancé. Wilma (Dale) Wenarchuk, children Brittany (Derek) Wilson, Great-Grandchildren, Ronin and Cash. Brock Friesen. Jackie (Louis) Champagne, children, Stephane Champagne and Eric Champagne, as well as Mothers Daughter, Laura (Rob) Hildebrand. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 24th at Memory Gardens with Ray Friesen officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were all her Grandchildren. She was predeceased by all of her siblings and parents. Mom loved animals and particularly horses. She spent her time embroidering on linen, painting, playing cards and listening to Country Music. She enjoyed taking trips to Regina to visit her daughter and many trips to Manitoba to visit her sisters, brothers and her daughter and family. We all have fond memories of Mom in the kitchen where she baked buns, bread and cookies and cooking the best German dishes, Borscht, Cabbage Rolls and Chicken Noodle Soup. Mom became ill and spent her last days at the Prairie Health Care Centre in Cabri. On behalf of the family we would like to thank all the nurses who took such great care of Mom and we will be forever grateful for the kindness and compassion they gave Mom. Also thank you to the Wildflower Florist of Swift Current for the flower arrangements. For those wishing, donations can be made in Katherine's memory to the SPCA of Swift Current, Box 1163, Swift Current, SK. S9H 3X3 or to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 301 2550 12th Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X1. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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