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Robert Jetzke

May 8, 1939 ~ April 29, 2019 (age 79)

     Robert Jetzke was the first child of Fred and Elizabeth Jetzke born on May 8, 1939 on the family homstead, NW-3-52-22-W3. Robert had been farming his entire life since the age of 15. He had also went for his welding course and worked powerlines.  Robert and Anita married on June 30, 1972 and they have four children and twelve grandchildren. You knew he was proud of his family, taking time to watch all of the grandkids in their various activities and sporting events such as track and field, ball, curling, school christmas concerts, piano recitals and especially hockey.  In the winter you could find him at the rink having a good visit while watching the game, and back in the dressing room afterwards handing out loonies to whichever grandkid scored a goal. The kids all knew him as Opa.  Over the years he sat on many boards in the community including the school board, hospital board, church board, Turtleford  Co-op board and the RM of Frenchman Butte.  More recently he liked driving to town for coffee and attending Spruce Lake coffee row.  Robert and Anita liked going for drives to check the crops and remembering any wildlife he saw along the way so he could phone and tell us about it.  He knew everyone that drove down the road and if he didn't he would stop to see who you were and what you were doing.  Robert had a deep love for farming and would not give it up.  He looked forward to seeding and harvest every year, and was there to help out in any way possible.  He was a farmer- and did what he loved for the rest of his days.
     He is predeceased by:  his parents, Fred Jetzke (1991) and Elizabeth Jetzke (1979).
     Robert is survived by:  his loving wife, Anita; his children, Debbie (Randy) Arlitt and their children Amanda, Amy and Tyler, Philip (Anna-Marie) Jetzke and their children Emily, Grace, Evan and Ethan, Paul (Sherri) Jetzke and their children Adam, Megan and Brynn, Tina (Monty) Augustin and their children Kelton and Riley; his sister, Betty Fisowich; and his nieces, Tracy (Jason) Avram and their children, Hannah, Hailey and Joel, and Julie Fisowich.


Donations may be made to:

St. Walburg Lutheran Church
St. Walburg SK S0M 2T0


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