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Elizabeth Plemel

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" (nee Crone) Plemel of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson, (and formerly of Humboldt), occurred at her residence on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. She was 90 years of age.

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" (nee Crone) Plemel of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson, (and formerly of Humboldt), occurred at her residence on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. She was 90 years of age. Liz was born to Henry and Marie (nee Rolfes) Crone in Garrell, Germany, on February 10, 1920. Germany's loss became Canada's gain because of the influence Liz and her husband Alois had on children. They had two children of their own, Anita and Mary Lee, but many children found their way into their home through social services. Liz was always busy and was famous for the breads and buns she'd bake and the large gardens she planted to keep the children amused. Retirement took Liz and Al to Humboldt, but of course retirement was never "retirement." She was always the entrepreneur and took on the challenge of a restaurant and bus depot. Al loved fishing so when they decided to sell the restaurant, they finally found the time to relax, watch Bronco hockey games and spend many hours at the lake fishing and getting to know their grandchildren. Liz loved to dance. When Al passed on in 1988, her joy in living dimmed somewhat. Liz spent more time on her large beautiful home in Humboldt with her beloved flower gardens to keep her busy. She won a coveted award from the City of Humboldt recognizing her hard work and devotion that she put into her flower gardens. In 2001, Liz's health started to deteriorate. She then moved into Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson, where she resided until her passing from breast cancer on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge who treated mom with gentle care and made her final days comfortable. Liz will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughters: ANITA (Bernard) ven der Buhs of Englefeld, and family Randy ven der Buhs (Koren), Lloyd ven der Buhs, Glen (Rosalie) ven der Buhs, and Jane ven der Buhs (friend Jeff Reynolds); MARY LEE Plemel (Terry Rock) of Prince Albert, and family Tyler Rock (Julia Reimer), Jodie (Colin Njaa) and Kimberely Rock; great-grandchildren: Nathan, Christopher, Chelsea, Caitlin, Nicholas and Sidney ven der Buhs, Karma Tiberg and Aaron and Cassidy Featherling; foster family members: Mary Jane Rainville of Flaxcombe, Myrna Venne and Darlene Laliberte, both of Humbold, Dorothy Kequawtooway of Saskatoon, "that boy" Wes Bignoise of Prince Albert, Eugene Kowbel of Regina, John Saddlemeyer of Nelson, BC, Danny Forrest and Bernice Odnokon, both of Saskatoon, Delores ven der Buhs of St. Brieux, and Darlene Mardell of Prince Albert, and all of their children; five brothers: Cleo (Lorene) Crone of Englefeld, John (Dorothy) Crone of Rose Valley, Joseph (Eleanor) Crone of Humboldt, Arthur Crone (friend Josie) of Moose Jaw, and Donald (Rita) Crone of Annaheim; five sisters: Hedwig "Heddy" Munkler, Martha Kunz, Anna (Ben) Niekamp, (Paul's twin) Pauline (Simon) Kunz, and Lucille Wuchner, all of Humboldt; sister-in-law, Josephine Crone of Humboldt; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Al Plemel; parents, Henry and Marie (nee Rolfes) Crone; three brothers: Ben (in infancy), Erwin and Paul; four brothers-in-law: Phil Kunz, Martin Wuchner, Al Plemel, and Art Munkler; two sisters-in-law: Barbara Crone and Martha Crone; and by two foster children: Vern Forrest, and Margorie Forrest. The Vigil of Prayer for Liz was held at St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., led by Lois Weninger. Scripture readers were Danny Forrest and Sylvia Munkler, and words of remembrance were given by Mary Lee ven der Buhs. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Augustine R.C. Church on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Emile April. Others taking part were: Nicholas ven der Buhs, cross bearer; Rosalie ven der Buhs and Christopher ven der Buhs, scripture readers; Koren ven der Buhs, intentions; Chelsea, Caitlin and Sidney ven der Buhs, gift bearers. Honorary pallbearers were "all those who loved Liz and shared in her life." Active pallbearers were Randolph, Lloyd and Glen ven der Buhs, Terry Rock, Rodney Kuntz and Robert Munkler. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge Activity Fund. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK.

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