Wallace (Wally) Sauter
Wallace (Wally) Sauter, beloved husband of 63 years to wife, Frieda, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Wallace also leaves to cherish his memory his two daughters, Gloria (Don) Wacowich of Ponoka and Gail (Bob) Boschee of Calgary; 5 grandchildren, Quinton Billey, Quadelle (Glen) Rose, Jolene (Kelly) Wiens, Kevin (Nicole) Boschee and Michelle (Curtis) Janzen; and 9 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Emerson and Zachary Rose, Hananiah, Emmanuel and Yeshua Wiens, and Lincoln, Easton and Delaney Janzen; and his sister-in-law Hilda Sauter. Wallace was predeceased by his mother and father, Dorothy and Gotfried Sauter, and all of his siblings, Alfred (Susan) Sauter, Hilda Sauter, Erna (Art) Boschee and Fred Sauter, and his son-in-law, Albert Billey. Born in Irvine, Alberta on October 20, 1926, the youngest in his family, Wallace spent his first 2 years on the family homestead near the Cypress Hills, in the Thelma area. His family moved further north close to Irvine near the Berry Centre School, which Wallace attended and where he also met his future wife, Frieda Lehr. At the young age of 16, after his father’s passing, Wallace took over the family farm. Five years later, he married Frieda on December 11, 1948. They ran a mixed farm but Wallace’s love was working with the cattle and horses. Wallace and Frieda moved into Medicine Hat in 1980 and sold the farm in 1984. In 1997, they made the big decision to relocate to Ponoka. He enjoyed his new home near the park and his new friends in the community. He valued his membership in Ponoka’s Lutheran Church as he did in his previous churches in Irvine and Medicine Hat. Wallace had a passion for people as was obvious by his very chatty and hospitable nature. He took great interest in the lives of his family and friends but also loved to see how people in the rest of the world lived. He enjoyed his trips to Barbados, Hawaii, Europe, the Orient and Australia among others. But he equally enjoyed his numerous trips to Elkwater Lake and especially to the mountains. Going camping with the trailer was one of his greatest joys. In his younger years, Wallace also enjoyed curling and bowling. Rodeos were always one of his passions and he made a point of attending the Ponoka parades, rodeos and pancake breakfasts every year including this year. Attending gospel and country music concerts were also one of his greatest joys. In his final months, as he bravely battled his illness, he was so grateful to the excellent care he received from Dr. Halse, Dr. Chan and the wonderful nursing staff at the Ponoka General Hospital. Wallace’s family and friends were the love of his life and he will be deeply missed by all. Friends wishing to pay their respects to Wallace may do so at the Ponoka Funeral Home on Thursday, August 30th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. or at Trinity Lutheran Church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. led by Pastor Tim Graff with the Interment Service following at the Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Diabetes Association. To express condolences to Wallace’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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