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Keith Spetz

Obituary

Elmer Keith Spetz, age 75 passed away May 29, 2022 at the place he loved the best, his farm in the Lac Pelletier district. Keith is survived by his sisters Lilly Poff and Ellen Poff and many nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by his parents John and Vivian (Smith) Spetz, brothers Alvin and Pat, sisters Anna 
Faulk, Doreen and Thelma, sister-in-law Madeline, brothers-in-law Clayton Poff and Terry Poff. Keith was born in Swift Current on January 19, 1947 and attended Congress School and then Admiral 
School, but the draw of working on the farm quickly became much more interesting than formal education and Keith launched his farming career early. Happy to work alongside his brother Alvin with 
the seeding and harvest, Keith really lit up when it came to raising cattle. Keith raised polled Herefords, Charolais Cross, Red Angus and the Black Angus and kept close watch as they went through the sale ring. He raised cattle until 2020 but still followed the market attending sales and considered buying maybe just a few more heifers.
Keith had a sunny disposition and was more than happy to stop and chat with anyone, whether he knew them or not. On his trips to town, he made sure to make small talk with the girls at the bank, Redhead, 
Peavy Mart and every waitress who served him the hot black coffee he liked. He enjoyed the summer rodeos and would be sure to attend the events in Swift Current and area. He loved to visit and while 
sometimes he didn't contribute to the conversation, he was more than content to listen and enjoy the company. If you happened to play cards at an event, you would hope to be Keith's partner in Whist as 
he paid strict attention counting the cards and was in it to win it. Keith also savoured phone conversations with friends and relatives near and far, keeping in touch with family was very important to 
him and when he had a call from one relative, he would soon call another to tell any news. He also studied the local History Books and could tell you when someone's birthday was, or who their siblings were, his copy of "Simmie Saga" is totally worn out. 
Keith suffered from a lot of grave health concerns but met these challenges head on without complaint and a smile still on his face. It was hard for him to ask for help but he deeply appreciated all who offered their support to help him keep his independence and continue to live on his beloved farm. The funeral was held Tuesday June 14, 2022 from St. Olaf's Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Cantelon officiating. The eulogist was Emile Iseke and the pallbearers were Rick Spetz, Randy Spetz, Dylan Spetz, 
Rick Duclos, Joe Koudelka and Cara Breton. Any donations can be kindly made to the Diabetes Canada - Saskatchewan Branch
Regional Leadership Centre South 917 A Albert Street Regina, SK S4R 2P6. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606, or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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Services

Funeral Service
Tuesday
June 14, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Oalf Lutheran Church
665 Central Ave. N.
Swift Current, SK S9H 0M2

Donations

Canadian Diabetes - Saskatchewan Branch
917 A Albert Street, Regina SK S4R 2P6

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