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ELSIE GOETZ (SCHNELL)

Born: Sep 28, 1917

Date of Passing: Apr 25, 2021

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ELSIE GOETZ
(nee SCHNELL)
September 28, 1917 - April 25, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of our precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Elsie Goetz on April 25, 2021, at the age of 103.
She was predeceased by her parents, Christopher and Dora; husband William, son in-law Vladimir Kozak; siblings, Dorothy, Otto, Fred, Alvina and their spouses.
Left to cherish Elsie's memory are her four children: Harold Goetz (Margaret), Elizabeth Kozak, Calvin Goetz (Sharon) and Audrey Feltham (David); 10 grandchildren: Jason, Keith, and Kevin Goetz, Laurie and Glen Kozak, Trevor Goetz and Shannon Hood, Donovan Harmon, Christy Lynn Hall and William Harmon and their spouses; 21 great-grandchildren; sister Violet Krashy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elsie was born on September 28, 1917, in Tolstoi, MB, to Christopher Schnell and Dora Schindel - the fourth of six children.
She married William Goetz in 1939 and they worked his family's homestead SW 8-1-5E, by the one-mile road, in Tolstoi, Manitoba, R.M. of Franklin, and raised four children, until they retired to Ridgeville in 1971.
Elsie was an extremely hard worker. On the farm she got up before sunrise and went to bed in the wee hours of the morning to be able to complete all the chores of cooking, cleaning, washing, sewing, canning, and farming plus raising a family. There were no modern conveniences back then, everything was done by the will of the spirit and hand.
She had many skills from being a gifted quilt maker to an amazing pool player, a pool shark at the Ridgeville Community Club. She loved watching baseball especially supporting the Ridgeville team, a regular mascot, and curling. She loved playing cards, dice, and crib at which she had a perfect 29 hand at the Emerson Personal Care Home. Her last game being Good Friday, before Covid-19 took her. Sharp as a tack, you could not put anything over Elsie, she remembered everything. An amazing cook, family and friends will miss Elsie's Ukrainian and German delicacies.
Elsie will be remembered for her work ethics, integrity, generous spirit, sense of humour, and strong will. She will be greatly missed by all.

Rest in peace sweet little lady.

Thank you to the Emerson Health Centre - Personal Care Home nurses and staff who took care of her.
Funeral service is on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, by invitation only.
The service will be available to the public by livestream only - http://www.livememorial services.com/Home/ServiceDetail/12803.
Viewing is on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only. Please call Friends Funeral Service at 204-339-5555 to schedule a viewing time.
Interment will be Monday, May 3, 2021 3:30 p.m. at Overstone Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Donations may be made in memory to Friedensthal Memorial Fund, Box 419, Emerson, MB R0A 0L0.

 


Publish Date: May 1, 2021

ELSIE GOETZ
(nee SCHNELL)
September 28, 1917 - April 25, 2021

It is with heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Elsie Goetz, on April 25, 2021, at the age of 103.
Funeral service is on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, by invite only. The service will be available to the public by livestream only:
http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/12803
Viewing is on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only. Please call Friends Funeral Service at 204-339-5555 to schedule a viewing time.
Interment - Monday, May 3, 2021, 3:30 p.m. at Overstone Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Longer obituary to follow in Saturday's edition.

 


Publish Date: Apr 30, 2021

ELSIE GOETZ
(nee SCHNELL)
September 28, 1917 - April 25, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of our precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Elsie Goetz, on April 25, 2021, at the age of 103.
She was predeceased by her parents, Christopher and Dora, husband William, son in-law Vladimir Kozak; siblings, Dorothy, Otto, Fred, and Alvina and their spouses.
Left to cherish Elsie's memory are her four children: Harold Goetz (Margaret), Elizabeth Kozak, Calvin Goetz (Sharon) and Audrey Feltham (David); ten grandchildren: Jason, Keith, and Kevin Goetz, Laurie and Glen Kozak, Trevor Goetz and Shannon Hood, Donovan Harmon, Christy Lynn Hall and William Harmon and their spouses; 21 great-grandchildren; sister Violet Krashy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elsie was born on September 28, 1917 in Tolstoi, MB to Christopher Schnell and Dora Schindel – the fourth of six children.
She married William Goetz in 1939 and they worked his family's homestead SW 8-1-5E, by the one-mile road, in Tolstoi, Manitoba, RM of Franklin, and raised four children, until they retired to Ridgeville in 1971.
Elsie was an extremely hard worker. On the farm, she got up before sunrise and went to bed in the wee hours of the morning to be able to complete all the chores of cooking, cleaning, washing, sewing, canning, and farming plus raising a family. There were no modern conveniences back then, everything was done by the will of the spirit and hand.
She had many skills from being a gifted quilt maker to an amazing pool player, a pool shark at the Ridgeville Community Club. She loved watching baseball especially supporting the Ridgeville team, a regular mascot, and curling. She loved playing cards, dice, and crib, with her last game being Good Friday, before Covid-19 took her. Sharp as a tack, you could not put anything over Elsie, she remembered everything. An amazing cook, family and friends will miss Elsie's Ukrainian and German delicacies.
Elsie will be remembered for her work ethics, integrity, generous spirit, sense of humour, and strong will. She will be greatly missed by all.
Rest in peace sweet little lady.
Thank you to the Emerson Health Centre - Personal Care Home nurses and staff who took care of her.
Funeral Service is on Monday, May 3, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, by invitation only.

The service will be available to the public by livestream only - http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/12803

Viewing is on Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only. Please call Friends Funeral Service at 204-339-5555 to schedule a viewing time.
Interment will be Monday, May 3, 2021, 3:30 p.m. at Overstone Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Donations may be made in memory to Friedensthal Memorial Fund, Box 419, Emerson, MB R0A 0L0.

 


Publish Date: Apr 29, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press, The Carillon on Apr 29, 2021, Apr 30, 2021, May 01, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • It was with great sadness that we learned of Mrs Goetz’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and I hope that in a small way they help through these trying times. - Posted by: Virginia & Rolfe (Former Farm Neighbor) on: May 03, 2021

  • I really enjoyed talking with Elsie about the “old days” when I visited the Emerson personal care home. She would always greet me with “you’re Bert’s boy” and remind me that her son worked for my dad. She was “with it” the last time I saw her in early 2020, remembering things that I had forgotten. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Brian Nedohin (Friend) on: May 01, 2021

  • Sorry to hear the passing of your precious mom Betty and Audrey. I will always have memories of her cheering us on at the ball diamonds! Take care, Carmen. - Posted by: Carmen PatersonPayne (Friend of daughters) on: May 01, 2021

  • Dear Betty & Audrey, I'm thinking of you both and sending love and hugs. Our condolences to your families during this difficult time. Take care of each other, Gwen Smith & Kurt Asher - Posted by: Gwen Smith (friends ) on: May 01, 2021

  • I truly enjoyed my visits with Elsie in the care-home. She loved Mr Big bars- and I loved to bring them to her. It was an honor to know her. I didn't get to know her children very well - but I just want to say that I am very sorry for your loss!! - Posted by: Wanda Bueckert (Former owner of Emerson Bigway) (Friend- ) on: Apr 30, 2021

  • The Goetz family - very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Take care. - Posted by: Tracy L (Friend/neighbour - Harold and Margaret) on: Apr 30, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the Goetz Family. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. Stay strong and cherish the memories. Hugs to all of you. Heather - Posted by: Heather Swanson (Friend ) on: Apr 30, 2021

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