Harold HerbelNovember 27, 2017
Harold Herbel, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2017 with his loving wife of 61 years, Grace, by his side at Clover House, Swift Current, SK. Dad was born February 10, 1928 to David & Molly Herbel in Beaver Flat, SK and attended the Moscow School in Waldeck, SK.
Dad met the love of his life, Grace Boe, in 1952. Harold & Grace were married on December 28, 1955 in a double wedding ceremony with mom’s twin sister, Gladys (Irwin) Dahlke at the Full Gospel Church, in Swift Current. They were blessed with three special children — Lynette, and twins Donna and Donald. Mom & Dad started farming together in Beaver Flat in 1955 and moved to Swift Current in the fall of 1979. Dad was a school bus driver for the Swift Current School Division from 1973 – 1984. Dad was known for his sense of humour, he and Mom spent numerous evenings playing dice together. They enjoyed traveling through the years — visiting California, Hawaii, and Florida — taking numerous cruises and trips with their family and friends. Dad loved and prayed for his family faithfully, and took joy in reading his Bible, especially during the difficult times.
Dad leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Grace; his children, Lynette (Leander) Funk and Donald (Carrie) Herbel; his eight grandchildren; his twelve great-grandchildren; his sister, Violet Beisel; his sister-in-law, Lucille Herbel; and by many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Martens; his parents, David & Molly Herbel; his siblings, Mildred (Ken) Rudi and Eldon Herbel; his parents-in-law, Sigurd & Claire Boe; his brothers-in-law, Victor Beisel and Irwin Dahlke; and by his sister-in-law, Sonja Martens. Dad influenced many lives for good during his lifetime and will be deeply missed, but we rejoice in the knowledge that we will be reunited with him in Glory.
The Funeral Service for Harold Herbel was held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm from East Side Church of God, Swift Current, SK with Pastor Kevin Snyder officiating. “How Great Thou Art” and “Because He Lives” were sung by the congregation under the leadership of Del Riegel, with Crystal Klassen serving as pianist. Special music was brought by the great-grandchildren, who sang “10,000 Reason.” Tributes were given by the grandchildren, Jill Cavanaugh gave the eulogy. “Should You Go First” was read by Del Riegel, accompanied by Crystal Funk. The ushers in the church were James Elias, Gary Resch, Clifford Ratzlaff, and Lance Dyck. The Private Family Interment Service was held from Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK with grandsons Brad Funk, Jason Wilson, Sheldon Martens, Jeff Herbel, Josh Klassen, Jody Ens, and Wade Martens serving as Pallbearers. In memory of Harold Herbel, donations made to Gideons International would be appreciated by the family.
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