John Froehlich

John Froehlich

Tuesday, December 17th, 1929 - Friday, August 14th, 2020
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FROEHLICH - John Froehlich of Yorkton, formerly of the Stornoway district, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Yorkton. He was 90 years of age. John was born to Johan and Katarina Froehlich nee Hartman on December 17, 1929 in Saratov County of Russia. He immigrated to Canada on May 1, 1950 along with his close family friends Emil and Erna Krause. They were sponsored by the Lutheran Church and John settled in Stornoway and worked for Edwin Engel for a year and then for Peter Holstein, where he met Evelyn Ellenor Holstein. John and Evelyn married on November 9, 1952 and in 1953 they purchased a farm from Edmund Shilke in the Rhein area. Together they raised five children; Arthur, Gordon, Linda, Perry and Elaine. John was an active member of the Rhein Lions club, Tonkin Curling club, a 4-H leader and a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. He moved to Yorkton in November 1997 and enjoyed meeting, joking and laughing with his many coffee buddies. John leaves to mourn his family both in Canada and Germany: his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: son Arthur and his wife Shirley Froehlich (nee Benjamin), grandchild Lindsay Macintosh (nee Froehlich) and husband Duncan Macintosh, great grandchildren John and Ellen, grandchild Robert and Jennifer Froehlich (nee Axelson); son Gordon and wife Shirley Froehlich (nee Barker), grandchild Evelyn Froehlich and husband Luke Bernas, great grandchildren Wilson, Ivy and Cooper, grandchild Benjamin and wife Ashley Froehlich (nee Sanderson); daughter Linda and her husband Noel Renneberg, grandchild Ryan and wife Ramona (nee Teichroeb), great grandchildren Quinn and Everett, grandchildNeil and wife April Renneberg (nee Abrey), great grandchildren Emily, Elliott and Lincoln, grandchild Crystal Diederichs (nee Renneberg) and husband Kyle Diederichs, great grandchildren Nora and Violet; son Perry and his wife Virginia Froehlich (nee Bullock); daughter Elaine Gnyp and her husband Wendell Gnyp, grandchildren Keanen and Ashlyn. Brother Nikolaus and his wife Sophia Froehlich (nee Rennich); sister-in-law Joyce Lutz (nee Holstein); Sister-in-law Lra Froehlich (nee Heimann). Close family friends Harold and Linda Krause, John and Selma Gartner (nee Krause). John was predeceased by his wife Evelyn; great granddaughter Chloe Renneberg; brothers Adolf and Alexander; his sister Ida and close family friends Emil and Erna Krause.
The graveside service was held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery in Rhein with Rev. Karen Stepko officiating. Urnbearers were Keanen and Ashlyn Gnyp. Music played was 'So nimm den meine Haende' (Lord, Take My hand and Lead Me), 'Abide With Me, and 'How Great Thou Art'. Memorials to the Red Cross or to Christ Lutheran Cemetery may be made as tokens of remembrance. Condolences can be left at
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    Christ Luthern Church Cemetery
    Main St.
    SE � 26-27-02 W2
    RHEIN, SK S0A 3K0
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The Graveside Service will be held in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rhein, SK.


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Maureen Harrison

Posted at 12:45am
It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of John , I will miss him dearly , I met John at my work place ( Save On Foods ) he was always such a nice man , his smile was contagious and i would call him grandpa which would always make him smile each and every time he would come into the store , always bananas in hand . Always stopped to chat a bit and told me bits and pieces of his life . Each birthday he had , he would make a point of handing me a toonie , first time I received I asked what it was for and he would reply “ it’s my birthday today go buy yourself a coffee . I would say to him , well then I should be buying you coffee . He would wave his hand and say oh no , you buy yourself a coffee on me ... I am so sorry for your huge loss to all his family . John will surely be missed , I know I will miss him in the store and that sweet smile he always shared . 🙏🏻💙😢

Harvey and Carol Wegner

Posted at 02:32pm
To all my cousins on the passing of your dad. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Cherish your memories. We understand there might be a memorial in the future. We would love to attend and see everyone. Take care. Harvey and Carol

Millie Sharp

Posted at 10:23pm
We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We remember him as a kind and friendly man. We have both known him for many years and have fond memories. Our sympathy and prayers to all his family.
Ivan and Millie Sharp

Harold Gartner

Posted at 12:55pm
Will always have fond memories of visiting 'Uncle John' at the farm when we were young. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Candace fiege

Posted at 12:55am
Our deepest condolences to you all. John was a wonderful person. Rita Fiege and John came to Canada on the same ship. Has great memories of him. Cherish your memories. Rita, Kelly and Candace Fiege

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