Erna Pelzer

Obituary of Erna Pelzer

Erna Emily Pelzer (nee Hahn) passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 15th, 2022, at the age of 87, after a brave but brief battle with cancer.

Erna enjoyed volunteering and singing in the choir at Zion Lutheran Church.

She was an avid gardener, ferocious reader, graceful dancer, a bowler, a dedicated Saskatchewan Rough Rider, Blue Jays fan and extremely lucky at playing cards.

She met the love of her life, George Pelzer and they were married October 30th, 1954. They enjoyed 40 years together before he passed on August 5th, 1995. As her children grew up, their friends were treated as extended members of the family and always welcomed.

Family meant everything to her. She enjoyed phone calls or visits, always making sure our home was prepared for family events.

Erna had a great work ethic. “If you are going to do a job, do it right.” She followed that rule throughout her working career or her volunteer work.

Erna took great pride and joy in her grandchildren. She was always there for them, having sleepovers, lunches, making forts and babysitting. Across town or across provinces. As they got older, cooking with and for them meant making all their favorites (cinnamon buns, coffee cake, kuffles, sugar cookies, eat-more bars and fried chicken.)

Ryker was her first great grandchild and she loved being an internet great grandma receiving pictures, videos, and progress reports about him. She was so happy being able to hold him a few times before her passing.


She is predeceased by her loving husband George, son David, father George A Hahn, Mother Eleanora Hahn (nee Gieb), stepmother Pauline Hahn (nee Idler), brothers and sisters Wilbur, Mary, Tillie, Kay, Irene, Bill, Ernie and Erwin.  Sister Betty Ann passed away after Erna.

She is survived by daughters Donna Munro (John) and Cathy Pelzer both of Calgary. Daughter-in-law Connie Pelzer of Melville. Sister Dorothea Kelher of Winkler, Manitoba. Stepbrother Peter Idler of Edmonton, and stepsisters Bertha Howe of Toronto and Frida Schweitzer of Calgary. Grandchildren Jonathan Munro (Holly) of Calgary, Tia Pelzer and Harley Pelzer both of Melville. Great grandson Ryker Munro of Calgary. Also, numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.

Erna will be greatly missed by all of those who had the privilege of being part of her life.


“Your presence we miss, your memories we treasure.

Loving you always, forgetting you never.”


In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation


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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home - Melville
101 Fifth Ave.
Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada


Melville Municipal Cemetery
Highway #47 South, 2 Kilometers East
Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
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