Ewald “Ed” Zerbe passed away November 25, 2014 in Red Deer at the age of 85 years. Ewald was born in Bushye, Poland on September 26, 1929. He spent his first nine years on the family farm. Then in 1938 the family immigrated to Canada to set up farming in the Fallun area. The land was good there, but the house too small for their growing family so they moved west of Ponoka in the Elkhorn district and began to farm there. At the age of sixteen he decided to leave the busy household and go out on his own. He then began his career in the Oil Business until his retirement in 1988. He had a passion for gardening and a love for ice fishing. He had great faith in the Lord! Ed is survived by his son Glen (Gail) Zerbe and family: Tyler (Jayme, Tate & Nola), and Nicole (Brad, Garner & Gillian); daughter Karen (Doug) Robinson and family: Tricia (Allan) and Matt (Amanda); daughter Debbie (Gary) Hetze and family: Megan (Deseray, Daiton & Trey), Lucas (Sharelle), and Rebecca (Riley); daughter Loretta (Bob) Kraft and family: Sarah (Chad) and Hannah (Brock); the mother of their children Helen; sisters Erna (Rudolf) Litke, Lil (Reuben) Hickman, Gerda Kiel, and Adeline (Gerry) Hanert; brothers Otto (Linda) Zerbe and Paul Zerbe; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ed was predeceased by his parents Emil and Elsie Zerbe and his brother Arnold (Alice) Zerbe. A Funeral Service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ponoka at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014 with the Interment Service following at the Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to S.T.A.R.S.. To express condolences to Ed’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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