It is with sadness and sorrow the family mourn the passing of husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Friedrich (Fred) Schmollinger on July 8, 2011 at the age of 97 years.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Hertha; his children, son Wayne (Darlene) of St. Albert, AB, daughter Dianne Nott (John) of Roblin, MB and son Don (Lorraine) of Roblin, MB; grandchildren, Waylene Derksen (Levi) of St. Albert, AB, Kim Harpelle (Keith) of Brandon, MB, Lana Nykyforak (Garry) of Roblin, MB, Jason Nott (Coralee) of Roblin, MB, Dustin Schmollinger (Tanya) of Yorkton, SK and Dallas Schmollinger (Michelle) of Estevan, SK; great-grandchildren, Cale, Declan and Hayven Derksen of St. Albert, AB, Kassandra and Kristen Harpelle of Brandon, MB, Morgan and Logan Nykyforak of Roblin, MB and Parker and Holden Nott of Roblin, MB. He will also be missed by his brothers, Emil Schmollinger (Hertha) of Roblin, MB and Adolph Schmollinger of Edmonton, AB; sisters, Marie Zimmer, Elsie Baumung both of Roblin, Frieda Liske of Beausejour, MB and Beth Watson of Kelowna, BC.
Fred was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Ernestine Schmollinger, brothers Jack and Charlie Schmollinger and sister Nellie Andres.
Fred was born in 1913 in Winnipeg, MB and moved to Shellmouth in 1917 where he remained until he enlisted in the Armed Forces. He married Hertha Mundt of MacNutt, SK on September 3, 1944 and moved to Winnipeg where he was employed by Molson Brewery. They later moved to Shevlin where he farmed until 1964. They later moved to Roblin where he remained until his death.
Fred loved woodworking and was a meticulous carpenter for years at which time he turned the business over to his son, Don.
He was an active member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and had a strong faith.
Prayers were offered on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Roblin Chapel. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Roblin with Pastor Robert Hasselstrom officiating. Music was provided by Debbie Funk as organist as well as the Lutheran Men’s Quartet. Interment followed in the Roblin District Cemetery. Laying Fred to rest were Pallbearers Victor Dzikowski, Kevin Mundt, Gerald Liske, Reg Becker, Jerry Zachedniak and Keith Harpelle. All those who have touched Fred’s life were to consider themselves as Honorary Pallbearers.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Fred may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or to the Roblin District Community Foundation – Crocus Court Personal Care Home.