1932 ~ 2016
With sadness, the family announces the passing of Ivan Pfahl on Sept. 28, 2016 at Hanna Long Term Care.
Ivan will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his sister, Bernetha Brandt; sister-in-law, Hilde Pfahl; and seven nephews and nieces, and their families: Devin and Darlene Pfahl, Dale and Lacey (Carson) Pfahl, Lynette and Wayne Liliedahl, Keith and Lynn (Jill and Vicky) Brandt, Glen and Eva (Kody) Brandt, Kim and Todd (Brooklyn, Tyler, and Ashton) Hummel, Kent and Michelle (Hayden and Landon) Brandt.
He is also survived by numerous extended family.
Ivan was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Annie Pfahl; his brother, Wilbert; and brother-in-law, Ed Brandt.
Ivan was a lifetime resident of the Hanna area, born to Albert and Annie Pfahl, on Jan. 24, 1932. He took all his schooling in the area at Golden Hill School.
Ivan lived and worked on the family farm, residing there for the first 80 years of his life. His remaining years were spent as a resident of the Hanna Lodge and then Hanna Long Term Care.
In addition to farming, Ivan’s great loves were raising horses, building numerous and varied wood, metal and leather projects, and collecting antiques; particularly RCMP memorabilia and relics of the old west.
His dogs were his constant companions and he considered them members of his family.
Ivan was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. A celebration of Ivan’s life was held on Wed. Oct. 5, 2016 at 2 p.m., with interment prior to the service at Friedens Cemetery.
In Ivan’s memory donations may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Box 746, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0, or The Canadian Cancer Foundation of Alberta, 200-325 Manning Road, NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5.
Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Hanna, entrusted with arrangements. A Division of Central Alberta Family Funeral Services, 403-854-2758, www.heartlandfuneralservices.com