Marian Fornwald of Estevan, SK, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the age of 78, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan.
Marian was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Nathalie Folkerts; father and mother-in-law, Nicholas and Eva Fornwald; sister-in-law Dorothy (Ernest) Schmidt, brothers-in-law, Howard (Barbara) Fornwald and Ted Fornwald, and nephew Robert Schmidt.
Marian will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Jack (John), children, Brian (Barb) Fornwald of Lampman, Randy Fornwald of Estevan and Cheryl (Brian) Leptich of Carnduff; precious grandchildren and great grandchildren, Meghann (Cory) Lischka and their children Brenden and Cayden, Nicholas Fornwald (Kaitlyn Hansen) and their children Kayn, Alexa and Brianne, Kelly Fornwald and his daughter Sophia, Emily Fornwald, Angela Fornwald and her children Bryla and Chayton, Rob Fornwald, Christine (Kevin) Mack and their children Taylor, Cali-Marie and Leland, Nolan Leptich, Brady Leptich (JoAnna Freeman), Lizann Leptich (Sean Bougie), step granddaughter Lori (Keith) Wilson and their daughter Karisa, as well as sister and brother-in-law, Cathryn and Joseph Mlynarczyk, sister-in-law Margaret (Raymond) Klatt, sister-in-law Yvonne Fornwald, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marian was born in Lampman, SK on July 1, 1937. On February 26, 1955, she married the love of her life. Together Jack and Marian farmed in the Browning district for approximately 43 years. They eventually moved to Lampman and then to Estevan in the fall of 2011. Even though this was to be their retirement years, their hearts were still at the farm and they took many joyful trips to the farm where Marian got to enjoy the garden and farmyard.
Marian fought bravely against cancer for two and a half years and with family by her side she peacefully went to be with the Lord.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Pastor Stewart Miller and Pastor Daniel Krauss officiating. A luncheon immediately followed the service in the church social hall.
In lieu of flowers, those so wishing may make donations in memory of Marian to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, SK, S4A 0H3 or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.