Reinhold Stang, beloved husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and friend passed away Jan. 2, 2022, at the age of 87 years in the Hanna Health Centre.
Ron was born May 9, 1934, at Macklin, Sask. to John and Pauline Stang. Ron grew up in the Macklin area until he was 10 years old when the family moved to Bawlf for two years and then moved to the family farm at Rosalind, Alta.
It was there Ron finished his education and worked on the farm and was hired out to neighbours until 1956 when he went to work for Canadian Utilities.
He was a service man in Vegreville, Alta. where he met his beloved wife, Albertine of 62 years. They were married on Nov. 10, 1958.
They were situated in numerous locations including Grande Prairie, High Level, Beaverlodge, Kinuso, Spirit River and in 1967 moved to Hanna where they resided until his passing.
Reinhold and Albertine’s five children were raised and finished their schooling in Hanna. Ron was very active in their lives, spending weekends and holidays camping, swimming, skating, snowmobiling and tobogganing. He later followed the two boys in hockey.
Ron was a member of the Kinsmen Club of Hanna and Knights of Columbus and also curled, played slo-pitch and golfed.
Ron was retired for over 30 years. He enjoyed every moment whether playing slo-pitch with numerous teams that picked him up for tournaments and travelling in the motorhome with Bert to see the sights. Time was made for golf as he spent numerous hours playing this sport that gave him great pleasure.
For years, Ron could be seen biking or walking to do errands around town. He did gardening as well and always had a great crop of peas, carrots and potatoes. The raspberries were great too!!
Reinhold’s family and faith were very important to him. Whenever there was a family event, whether it was a birthday celebration, graduation, baptism, first communion, wedding, seasonal holiday celebration or just a get-together, Ron was always there with a smile and enjoying the moment.
Ron will be missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter: Kim (Ron) and children: Kelly (Regan, Carter), Tyler (Dezerae) (Rhett, Quaid, Jacob, Jaycee), Ashley (Ernest, Abigail); son Keith (Adele) and children: Merisha (Jiri) (Jasper, Isabelle), Alexandra, and Luca; daughter Shelley (Ken) and son Aaron (Katrina) and children: (Brooklynn and Grayden); daughter Valerie (Francis) and children: (Stephanie and Matthew); and son Kevin and his daughter Brandi.
Also three brothers, four sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Reinhold will be reunited for all eternity with his wife Albertine, his parents, six brothers and five sisters, as well as numerous other family members.
A funeral mass was held on Mon. Jan. 17, 2022, at St. George’s Catholic Church, Hanna, Alta.
If desired donations can be made to the Knights of Columbus, Box 1299 Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0.
Hanna Funeral Services has been entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-854-5956, www.hannafuneral.ca.