Arlan Ivon Fandrey passed away suddenly on March 2, 2022, at the Regina General Hospital. He was surrounded by his family. Arlan was born April 26th, 1932, on the farm near Ebenezer to Edward and Olga (Patzer) Fandrey. He grew up on the family farm with his two brothers and one sister. Besides the usual farm chores, he spent many hours with his older brother Lorne and two uncles, Allan and Harold, creating “havoc” around their two farms. He completed high school and then entered Teacher’s College in 1952 and started his teaching career in 1953, a career that lasted until 1986 when he retired. On August 29th, 1956, he was united in married with Marlene Bohn and they were blessed with two children, Kevin in 1960 and Shelley in 1963. In 1991, Shelley married Darrell Nickel and in 1998 he was blessed with the birth of his beloved grandson Jason. After completing his education degree in 1963, they moved into their first home on Deerwood Crescent and in 1985, moved to their current home on Darlington Street. Both yards were blessed with very large gardens and flower beds as well as an immaculate lawn. One of Arlan’s goals was to meet all his first cousins which was quite a large goal as they lived in California, Oregon and various places in B.C. He met all but one which meant the family spent many summers travelling up and down the west coast. When he was a young man, he asked Jesus Christ to be his Lord and Saviour and he served Him faithfully until the day he died. As a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, he served as a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years, church clerk for 25 consecutive years as well as a deacon, trustee, Singing Men president, choir member and Mr. Fix It. It really upset him when he couldn’t sing in the choir anymore. He loved building things! He completed numerous projects and pieces of furniture for family and friends. He loved being outdoors hunting, fishing, playing hockey, baseball, water skiing, snowmobiling and attending Rider games.
His family and his God were his top priorities.
Arlan was predeceased by his father and mother, brother, Lorne and sister-in-law, Marilyn. He leaves behind his wife, Marlene; son, Kevin; daughter, Shelley (Darrell) and grandson, Jason as well as brother, Ken (Karen); sister, Daphne Wilson; sister-in-law, Grace and sister-in-law, Elaine Patzer (Harold) as well as many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday, March 7th, 2022 at 11:00 am with Pastor Don Timmons & Rev. Gordon Freiter officiating with Internment at the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.
The service will be livestreamed starting at 10:50 am for those who are unable to attend. Please click on the following link www.youtube.com and type ARLAN FANDREY FUNERAL in the search bar at the top.
Donations in the memory of Arlan may be made to Good Spirit Bible Camp Building Fund or Ebenezer Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
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