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Loretta Jans

Loretta Jans

April 24th, 1940 November 3rd, 2019

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Obituary for Loretta Lou-May Jans (Bauer)

Loretta Jans, beloved wife of Edgar Jans of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, at the age of 79 years. Loretta leaves to cherish her memory her children, Deb (Dan) Noga, Warren (Sandra) Jans, Denise (Ernie) Welz, & Corinne Jans; her grandchildren, Joyce (Shane) Krause & children Laila & Daphne, Sheldon (Katina) Noga & children Jessica & Axle, Lisa Jans (Dillon Fauser) & son Lemmy, Tracy (Kyle) Konynenbelt & son Kade, Carla Jans (Sean Starosta), Kevin Welz, Kyle (Crystal) Welz, Bryce (Shanelle) Welz; her sister Marjorie Hyatt; her sisters in law Aase Bauer, Florence Jans & Gertie Jans; her brother in law Elmer Jans; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Loretta was predeceased by her parents Gottlieb and Meta (Knodel) Bauer; her parents in law Fred and Elizabeth (Sulz) Jans; and her brother Horace Bauer. Loretta will always be remembered for her love of others, her kindness and generosity, her bright smile and her sweet and caring personality. She always insisted on hosting all the numerous family gatherings every year; of course she also had to make all the hot foods and the rest of the family could bring salads and desserts. Loretta loved gardening; always growing enough vegetables to feed a few families every year. In her 'spare' time, Loretta hauled bales, worked the land, fed lots of exotic animals and birds, took care of a large yard with lawn, flowers and trees, took care of children, then grandchildren, and even found time to sew, do crafts, and teach herself to play the organ, piano, and accordion. The family would like to thank St Joseph’s Carmel Hospice for their excellent care of Loretta. A Celebration of Life will be held at VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2793 Southview Drive SE, on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Bredeson officiating. Interment will follow at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Loretta's memory may be made to the Carmel Hospice at St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3rd Street NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Loretta Jans.

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  • Funeral Service

    November 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Victory Lutheran Church
    2793 Southview Drive SE
    MEDICINE HAT, AB
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    November 8th, 2019
    2:00pm
    Officiant
    Reverend Jim Bredeson
  • Interment

    November 8th, 2019 |
    Saamis Prairie View Cemetery
    5160 Gershaw Drive SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
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    November 8th, 2019
  • Reception

    November 8th, 2019 |
    Victory Lutheran Church
    2793 Southview Drive SE
    MEDICINE HAT, AB
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    November 8th, 2019

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Shauna Fockler

Loretta was a wonderful woman. I enjoyed bowling with her for many many years. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Comment | Posted at 09:06pm via Condolence
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Wanda Hamilton

Dearest Edgar. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. She was such a wonderful person.
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Brenda Bodor

I am so sad that Auntie Loretta had to go through what she endured in the last months of her life. The smile she maintained throughout shows the incredible woman we all knew she was. She was always busy doing something, creating, growing, playing music, caring for those around her. We will all miss her.
Love, Brenda, Murray, Emily and Rachel Bodor
Comment | Posted at 12:24pm via Condolence
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Doris Wutzke

Our sincere sympathies to all the family in the loss of a beautiful lady! Doris & Robert Wutzke
Comment | Posted at 08:21pm via Condolence
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marie cameron

Dear Edgar & Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you with the loss of your loved one, Loretta.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Carrie Schneider, & Paul & Marie Cameron
Comment | Posted at 12:50pm via Condolence
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