Kaye “Katie” Neustaeter (nee Ginter), age 87, late of Swift Current, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Meadows – House 14, Swift Current. Kaye was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, William “Bill” Neustaeter, in 2012; her great-grandsons, Tegyn and Rylyn MacDonald; her parents, Abe & Anna Ginter; nine of her siblings; and by her grandson-in-law, Dave MacDonald.
Kaye is survived by her children, Rod, Gord (Gloria), and Lyndon (Michele); her grandchildren, April, Landon (Kristine), Ryan (Carly), and Derek (Kaitlyn); her great-grandchildren, Aree, Axtin, Lily, Eberly, Brooks, and Brielle; her brother, Jake (Ann); her sister, Margaret; her sister-in-law, Hilda; her brother-in-law, Frank; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Kaye was born August 31, 1933 in Chortitz, SK to Abraham “Abe” & Anna Ginter. While her dream was to become a teacher, she was only able to attend school until spring of grade 5, when she had to leave to help her father on the farm with chores and gardening. At the same time, she was a big help to her mother in taking care of her younger siblings. At the age of 14, Kaye left for a short period of time to work for another family who needed additional help. Kaye eventually left home when she married the love of her life, William “Bill” J. Neustaeter, on July 10, 1955.
Kaye’s faith was the center of her life — she was an active member in church, teaching Sunday School for over twenty-five years and was one of the first people ready to help with any catering, mission projects, and quilting.
She had a passion for gardening, often producing some of the best vegetables around. She was also a wonderful baker, with fresh bread every Saturday and pies made specifically for each family members preference. Sometimes she would have upwards of eight to ten different pies just for one family meal. Kaye was a kind and giving friend to anyone who came into contact with her. She loved to visit, meet new people, and make everyone around her feel like they were important and cared for.
The quality and greatest strength that most defined Kaye was her selfless devotion to her family. She was a loving wife and friend to her husband, William, and her children were truly her pride and joy. That love and pride extended to her grandchildren, whom she adored spending time with — playing games, singing, coloring pictures and teaching them how to cook. It was not uncommon to see her with her sous-chefs, creating masterpieces such as chocolate zucchini cake.
It was unfortunate that Kaye had a stroke in 2006 followed a few years later by heart surgery. As a result of these major life changes, she was unable to live life to the full extent she previously had.
With big hugs, lots of laughter, kindness, and much love, her grandchildren all grew up knowing she would always be there for them. While she did not get to spend as much time with her great-grandchildren, she adored them just the same. Her eyes would light up whenever she saw one of them.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Meadows and the Bentley for the care given to Kaye during her time there.
Though she will be dearly missed, we take comfort in knowing that her prayers were answered, and she is going to join her love, William, in heaven. “Always our Mother, Forever our Friend.”
The Private Family Funeral Service for Kaye “Katie” Neustaeter was held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am from the Swift Current Funeral Home Chapel, Swift Current, SK with Pastor Bryon Bezanson officiating. “Amazing Grace” by Alan Jackson, “Standing on the Promises” by The Chuck Wagon Gang, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” by Alan Jackson, “Jesus Loves Me” by The Wonder Kids, and “Softly and Tenderly” by Carrie Underwood were played during the service.
Poems were read by April MacDonald and Ryan Neustaeter. The tribute was given by Gord & Gloria Neustaeter. The obituary was read by Rod Neustaeter.
The Private Family Interment Service was held from Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK. The Honorary Pallbearers were April MacDonald, Landon Neustaeter, Ryan Neustaeter, and Derek Neustaeter.
In memory of Kaye Neustaeter, donations made to Child Evangelism Fellowship would be appreciated by the family.
The service can be viewed by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/AUPdcx9jAaw
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