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Kasper Sander

December 22, 1923 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 96)

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Kasper passed away peacefully on Sept 18, 2020 of natural causes, just 3 months short of his 97th birthday,  at the Poplar Courts Home in Wilkie, Sk with his loving wife, Catherine, and his family by his side.

Left to cherish Kasper’s memory is his wife of 63 years, Catherine, his children Donelda, Clarence, Melvin (Cheryl), Kevin (Beatrice) and Dale; his grandchildren, Josh (Jesse) Barks, Sarah Barks, Kathy Lee (Timothy) Schultz, Michelle (Jordon) Whalen, Dylan Sander and Travis Sander; great grandchildren, Wyatt Barks, Landyn Barks, (Josh) Adelyne Whalen, Emma Whalen (Michelle).

Kasper was born in Scott SK on Dec 22, 1923 –one of 15 children of Theresa (Laturnus) and George Sander, who migrated to Canada from Odessa Russia in the early 1900’s.  On June 11, 1957, he married Catherine Schneider and together they shared 63 years together, had 5 children, have 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  They settled in the Revenue district, with Kasper farming in the area, on land alongside his brothers Steve and Fred. In 1968, they moved their family to their current home in Wilkie Sk, and Kasper continued to commute to farm in Revenue until his retirement in the early 1980’s.  His favourite place was home and the farm!  One of his proudest moments was living to see his grandchildren and some of them having children!! His wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family pets were his pride and joy!  Kasper was a loving, husband, father, grandfather, sibling, uncle, and friend to all. He was there always for his immediate and extended family.

Kasper is predeceased by his parents and all 14 of his immediate brothers and sisters as well as all of their spouses.  He had been the sole family survivor since 2013, and many times he prayed for and spoke of how much he missed his family.   May he rest in peace in Paradise with them now, till we all meet again .  

His parents- RIP : George-Jan 12, 1958 and Theresa- Oct 9, 1978

His siblings - RIP :  Emmanual-July 16, 1929 , Steve- May 8, 1978  (Florence) , Tony- Sept 1, 1983  (Lena), Andrew-August 30, 1985, Fred-Apr 2, 1986 , George-Mar 17, 1990 (Lena), Cunigunda-Oct 25, 1990  (Alvin Schneider), John-Sept 19,1998 (Philomena), Marianna- Apr 8, 2001 (Peter Kraft), Ursula-May 31, 2001 ( Peter Kraft), Rose-Jun 2, 2003 (John Mitzel), Edward-Mar 21, 2010  (Catherine), Genevieve-Mar 26, 2012,  and Marcellina- Aug 14, 2013  (Andrew-  AP Elder).

Private Graveside Service to be held.

To view a memorial tribute video made of Kasper Sander, please click the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZh0dTTa7OY&feature=youtu.be

Eulogy  of Kasper Sander   Dec 22, 1923 - Sept 18, 2020

Eulogist: Geoff Sander    

Kasper passed away peacefully of natural causes  on  Sept 18, 2020 at the Poplar Courts Home in Wilkie, Sk, with his loving wife, Catherine and family at his side.

Kasper was born in Scott SK on Dec 22, 1923 – He was one of 15 children of Theresa (Laturnus) and George Sander, who migrated to Canada from Odessa, Russia in the early 1900’s.. George was from the Schatz Province, Geronski-Gubernuia, South Russia and Theresa was originally from Strassburg, Russia.

Kasper is predeceased by both his parents.  As well, he is predeceased by all of his immediate brothers and sisters as well as all of their spouses.  He had been the sole family survivor since 2013, and many times he prayed for and spoke of how much he missed his family who were in Heaven:

His parents- RIP : George-Jan 12, 1958 and Theresa- Oct 9, 1978

His siblings - RIP : 

Emmanual-July 16, 1929 ,

Steve- May 8, 1978  (Florence) ,

Tony- Sept 1, 1983  (Lena),

Andrew-Aug 30, 1985,

Fred-Apr 2, 1986 ,

George-Mar 17, 1990 (Lena),

Cunigunda-Oct 25, 1990  (Alvin Schneider),

John-Sept 19,1998 (Philomena),

Marianna- Apr 8, 2001 (Peter Kraft),

Ursula-May 31, 2001 ( Peter Kraft),

Rose-Jun 2, 2003 (John Mitzel),

Edward-Mar 21, 2010  (Catherine),

Genevieve-Mar 26, 2012,

Marcellina- Aug 14, 2013  (Andrew Elder)

He is also sadly predeceased by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Kasper married Catherine Ann Schneider on June 11, 1957, and they had 63 years together.  They settled in the Revenue district, with Kasper farming in the area, on land alongside his brothers Steve and Fred. Kasper was Mayor of Revenue from 1961-1967 and was Chairman of Revenue Board of Trade for about 15 years.

Together Kasper & Catherine had 5 children, and their family grew:  Donelda, Clarence, Melvin (Cheryl), Kevin (Beatrice) and Dale . There are now 6  grandchildren: Josh (Jesse), Sarah, Kathy Lee (Tim),  Michelle (Jordon), Dylan, Travis and 4 great grandchildren: Wyatt, Landyn, Adelyne, Emma.

In 1968, they moved their family to their current home in Wilkie Sk, and Kasper continued to commute to farm in Revenue until his retirement in the early 1980’s.

Kasper enjoyed music and dancing so much!  He himself played accordion and spent many hours playing songs for the family, himself, relatives or at social gatherings.  Catherine and Kasper loved dancing and were regulars at many local dances and together they perfected the moves of the polka!!

Kasper was always there to help relatives and friends with farming tasks and household projects. He has an awesome sausage recipe and sausage making was a yearly tradition at the Sander house- a tradition since passed down to his sons and grandsons...

We also remember fondly the little rocking horses he built for us as children and the days and nights at the farm. The grandchildren remember the tractor rides at the farm, the card games and walks with Grandpa and great grandchildren were taken on many little red wagon rides… ….

It was nice that with his love of music, in 2014 at the age of 91, Kasper got to go to his first concerts ever!!  He seen his favourite accordion player Walter Ostanek, live, and he was happy to be able to dance with wife Catherine there and get a signed autograph from Walter!.  He was fortunate to have also seen Ian Tyson in concert in Red Deer AB, and thoroughly enjoyed that as well.

Kasper really treasured his first W9 tractor, now passed to his son, and in July 2019 , tho he couldn’t crawl up on the seat,  he listened to it hum and haw and sputter  as it started up, and he smiled as he told his boys how to adjust the choke properly so it runs smoothly!

Kasper also enjoyed bingo, playing cards, crib, pool games, tv watching, fishing, music , dancing and visiting, esp with family and  friends.  The door to Kasper’s and Catherine’s house always was and still is always open to all ..

In his later years, he enjoyed his visits with family and grandchildren/great grandchildren, listening to music, card games, crib games, outings to North Battleford and Rosetown, watching TV, Church on Sundays, and daily TV church prayers, and would sit for hours with the family grandchildren or  fur babies on his lap…

In 2007, at the age of 84, Kasper lost the eyesight in his R eye.. and by the time he was in his 90’s he was blind in both eyes. In July 2019, Kasper’s health deteriorated and as he required long term care, he had resided at Poplar Courts in Wilkie until the time of his death.   In his days at Poplar Court, he loved bingo day and was known for singing, praying and entertaining with songs and his funny witty comments at mealtimes.  When Church was in session there, he prayed and sang with such conviction from deep within his heart.  Music could always be heard in the halls, playing in his room and Catherine spent many Friday nights listening to Polka time on TV with him.

Kasper was blessed with a long lifespan.  In the near century of his life, Kasper observed the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, The Spanish flu, WW2, the Asian Flu, HIV/AIDS Pandemic,  Flu Pandemic, the Cholera Pandemic, the H1N1 swine flu,  MERS, SARS, COVID-19, and many world economy and political crisis’s. He witnessed horse and buggy to Ford crank cars to 2020 Tessa’s, party line telephones to cell phones, records to cassettes to CD’s to digital and the latest computer technology. .…. wow,… what a span of world change to watch happen!

His favourite place was home and the family farm!  One of his proudest moments was living to see his grandchildren and some of them having children!! His wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family pets were his pride and joy!

Kasper was a loving, husband, father, grandfather, sibling, uncle, and friend to all. He was there always for his immediate and extended family.

They say “ when a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”

We will all treasure our memories and hold them forever in our hearts, and   it is comforting to know as God was greeting him at the Pearly Gates, all his family members were there to welcome him into Heaven.

Kasper’s Words of Wisdom to his family were “ All it takes is time, and patience..”  and with that, he will be their Angel, as they wait until they meet again…

A special thank you to everyone at Poplar Courts Home for their loving care and support especially during his final days,,,,,special hugs and thanks to his special girls there- thankyou for caring, and bringing smiles and the joy of dance and music to him there   ���  

Also, the family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards Gerein Funeral Home for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, a private family Catholic Graveside cremation burial will be held on Sept 25, 2020, with interment in the Wilkie Cemetery. Father Santhosh Thekkekulam will be officiating.

The family greatly appreciates your support, and thanks you for your kindness and comfort during this time of sorrow.  Your compassion and thoughts are much valued by all of us and will not be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Revenue Cemetery, Box 1805, Unity, SK S0K 4L0---- or Wilkie Poplar Courts Nursing Home/ Activity Fund, Box 459 Wilkie SK S0K 4W0

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Revenue Community Club (Revenue Cemetery)
Box 1805, Unity SK S0K 4L0

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Box 459, Wilkie SK S0K 4W0

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