Obituary of Anne Irene Liebrecht
The family of Anne Liebrecht of Yorkton and formerly of Rhein, wife of the late August Liebrecht, sadly announce her passing on September 28, 2022. She was 98 years of age. Anne Irene Liebrecht was born December 2, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio to Rheinhold and Ella (Herman) Wilhelm, and left us the early evening of September 28, 2022, well into her 99th year. Her family moved to Canada when Anne was an infant and settled in Saskatchewan where she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. She married August Liebrecht on April 26, 1943 in Vernon, BC, where she was working and August served in the army. After the war they moved back to the Liebrecht farm south of Rhein SK, where they farmed for 55 years. They had four children: daughters Nadean and twins Fern and Faye, and son Darbey. On the farm Anne took pride in her flowers and big yard, where she enjoyed her gardening. Anne and August moved to Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton in 2001, where she continued her gardening hobby by looking after flowerpots on the third-floor deck and at her daughter Faye’s home. She was also active throughout her life in curling, camping, sewing and knitting. She especially enjoyed knitting prayer shawls for palliative care patients, and hundreds of baby toques for the maternity ward of the Yorkton hospital. Anne was predeceased by August in 2005. She continued to live at Queen Elizabeth Court until 2019, when she moved to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home Orkney House. She was also predeceased by her children Nadean Ruf in 2001, Fern Martin in 2011 and Darbey in 2013; her parents; stepfather Jack Kirsch; brother Art and sister-in-law Lois Wilhelm, sister Dorothy and brother-in-law Herman Rhinas, brother-in-law Art Dore; August’s seven siblings and their spouses; son-in-law Bruno Martin; granddaughter Sandra Ruf and grandson-in-law Scott Saylor. She is survived by her daughter Faye (Dick) DeRyk; sister Grace Dore of Regina; grandchildren Tammy Saylor, Tracey (Bill) Stauch, Kyla (Greg) Trapp, Kirsten DeRyk, Lindsay (Jason) Malachowski, James (Sandy) Martin and Nicole Martin; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Ralph Ruf of Yorkton and many nieces, nephews and good friends. A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, October 28, 2022 from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant officiating. Musical selections shared were “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me”, “In The Garden” and “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rhein, Saskatchewan with Pastor Karen Stepko of Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein, Saskatchewan officiating. The urn bearers were Grace Dore and Faye and Dick DeRyk. Memorial donations may be made to the Activity Department - Yorkton & District Nursing Home (c/o The Health Foundation 41 Betts Ave, Yorkton, Sk. S3N 1M1) as gifts of remembrance. Service Details. Service When: Friday, October 28th, 2022 11:00am Location: Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre Address: Highway #10 East YORKTON, SK Interment Location: Christ Luthern Church Cemetery Address: Main St. SE
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