The family of the late Gerald Konkel of Rhein, SK sadly announce his passing on September 12, 2020 in Saskatoon, SK. A private family service will be held at a later date.
With broken hearts we said good-bye to Gerald, who passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 12, 2020.
Gerald Robert Konkel was born in Theodore, Saskatchewan on September 30, 1948 to Reinhardt & Anne Konkel (Semenuik). He attended Sandy River School as a young boy and then Theodore High School. During his high school days his love for sports grew as he played baseball and hockey. After completing his grade 12, Gerald moved to Saskatoon to pursue Heavy Duty Mechanics at SIAST where he graduated at the top of his class. In 1968, he began his prominent 37-year career with Brown Brothers Implements in Yorkton.
He met his wife Sandra (Wilson) in 1972 and they married on June 22, 1974. They were blessed with three children Chad, Gavin and Amy. They lived in Yorkton in the house Gerald built in 1976, until July of 1990. It was then that they decided to move to the farm near Rhein. He spent the next 15 years farming while still working at Browns until his retirement in 2005. His retirement was more of a semi-retirement though as he continued to pursue his passion of farming full time.
Gerald was skilled at everything he did. Electrician, carpenter, plumber…there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do, which was very handy for his family and for a farmer. Besides being very studious and talented, he was a hard worker and put in long hours, but he enjoyed what he did. He always had a positive outlook on life and was always looking ahead to tomorrow and the next farming year. He was seldom seen without a smile on his face. When Gerald wasn’t fixing or farming you would find him spending his spare time with his 7 grandchildren, snowmobiling, golfing, skating or watching curling and golf.
To celebrate his life, he left behind his loving wife Sandra, his two sons; Chad (Alison) and their children Chase, Cohen and Jake; Gavin (Chantel) and their children Lauchlan, Kova and Oden; and his daughter Amy (Jared) Bond and their son Declan. His two brothers; Terry (Sandy) Konkel; Larry (Deb) Konkel; and his sister Deb (Bryan) Cottenie, and his aunt, Pauline Semenuik. As well as, numerous other extended family and friends.
Gifts of remembrance may be made to St. Andrew's United Church or to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada.
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