Allan Patzer, beloved husband of Lyla, passed away on Saturday, June 8th 2019 . He was 87 years of age. Allan was born Sept 20, 1931. He grew up on the family farm, received his education, and then continued farming at home, with his family. In his early 20's Allan moved to his own farm, and it wasn't long until he met the love of his life, Lyla Hansen. They were married in Oct 1956 and then blessed with four healthy boys, David, Terry, Kordell and Cameron. Allan took pride in his farm and livestock; especially his Charolais cattle, even showing the occasional pure bred bull at the cattle shows. He loved his white Charolais calves. He had several dogs that became his companions over the years, some climbed trees, and one even riding proudly on the round bales he would have lifted high with the tractor while transported to feeding areas. Farming and cattle events were always attended, many hours spent at sales and the Agribition in Regina became an annual event. Allan loved to help friends and neighbors in any way he could. Coffee breaks and enjoying home baking were always very important part of this. He was his own mechanic and when it came to fixing machinery he would always figure out what needed to be done, some creativity was incorporated; the welder became his close friend. He loved to sing, and in the early 1950's he was a member of the Men's Choir which later had a radio broadcast called "Songs in the Night" which aired over CJGX Radio Yorkton under the late Reverend Walter Hoffman. Allan predominantly sang Bass in the choir as well as quartets; however, he was capable of singing any part. Years later Allan was proud to have his sons join the choir as well, then known as "The Ebenezer Singing Men". Allan was very faithful in all his service for his Lord and Saviour, being a good Steward of what God blessed him with. Allan loved sports including hockey, softball (he was a pitcher), curling, playing Rook, and in later years golf, joining his boys and friends for a round.. Fishing was his passion; be it summer or winter. During the winter months if you needed to contact him he was usually available from his office on Goose Lake. He rarely missed watching a Roughrider game. Allan loved to read (especially the Bible), memorize scripture verses, and pray. We were confident that each night he would mention each of his children, while on his knees praying, before retiring to bed. He was a man of Faith.
The transition from a slowed farm life to one in Yorkton was an adjustment, however, dad quickly became part of the coffee crew at the Parkland Mall, and he and Lyla found more time to travel to their children's home(s) for visits be that by Car or Flight; each home (aside from family members) had pet(s) that welcomed them and dominated laps for attention and affection. Allan was a loving and caring Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. During the beginning of his residence at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home Allan enjoyed attending all the entertainment activities and would participate as much as possible, especially if it involved singing. Many hours were enjoyed listening to Lyla read scripture and he was known to randomly recite portions from memory. He would smile and say "Not even Alzheimer's can take it away from me". His sense of humor was unfading and his smile was well known to all who interacted with him, as clearly evident by staff who provided his care. Allan is preceded by his parents, sisters, and all but one of his brothers. He leaves to celebrate his life, Lyla, his four sons (and spouses), his grandchildren (and spouse), great granddaughter, his youngest brother, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and many many dear friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 15th 2019 from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Pastor Kendall Buhler officiating. Organist & pianist, Jeanette Kriger and Kitty Arndt led the congregation in the singing of the hymns ''Beyond the Sunset ' and 'Softly and Tenderly'. A trio of Kitty Arndt, Sheldon Fichtner and Marlon Milbrandt sang 'The Lights of Home'. Sheldon & Marlon also sang 'Go Rest High on That Mountain'. Honorary bearers were Wayne Fenske, Ed Anaka and Arlan Fandrey. The interment took place in the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery with David Weinmaster, Paul Weinmaster, John Surkan Jr., James Hansen, James Patzer and Darryl Patzer serving as the casketbearers. Memorials were to the Ebenexzer Baptist Church Memorial Fund, or to the Good Spirit Lake Bible Camp. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all those who provided care to Allan at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. You too have become family.