The family of the late Harvey Spitzke age 85, beloved husband of Eileen sadly announce his sudden passing on May 6, 2021 in Yorkton, SK.
A public viewing will be held on May 11,2021 from 7p.m.- 8p.m. in the chapel at Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium. A private Memorial Service will be held on May 12, 2021 at 2p.m. from the chapel of Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium with Pastor Brian Kirsch officiating. The memorial service will be live streamed starting at 1:50 p.m. please click on the attached link to view the service https://www.facebook.com/christiesfuneralhome
Harvey Helmuth Spitzke was born on February 13, 1936 on the family
farm to parents Oswald and Emelia (Peters) Spitzke. Life on the farm was
very important to Harvey as it is where he was born, raised and was taught
from an early age that hard work, strong ethics and a belief in God would
help you find your way. As a young man, Harvey went to British Columbia
to work in the lumber camps. Harvey returned from B.C. and in 1957 he
married the love of his life Joan Fichtner and they took over the family farm.
Harvey and Joan’s marriage was blessed with four children Lynette,
Maureen, Robert and Verdell they were fortunate that they were able to
raise their children on the farm and instill in them the values and work
ethic that Harvey was taught as a young man.
Sadly Joan passed away on May 26, 2016. Harvey continued to farm and to
live on the farm until three years ago. He then moved to Yorkton.
Following Joan’s passing Harvey was fortunate to have found a friend who
he could do things with. Harvey and Eileen were married in 2017.
Harvey was a soft spoken, gentle, quiet, humble and hardworking man.
He loved to tell stories and was a sociable man who was willing to help
anyone in need.
Faith and the Baptist church was important to him, he served as a Deacon
for a number of years. He was instrumental in getting phone lines
installed in the rural area around Springside. He also sang in a men's
quartet and the church choir. It is difficult to mention the all the things that Harvey
did and was involved in as he was never one to boast and remained humble until
the end. Harvey wasn’t a sports enthusiast but he made sure that his children were
always involved. He curled with Joan and enjoyed the socializing. He enjoyed
playing cards and was known for his hospitality, everyone who stopped in was
welcome to stay for coffee.
Harvey is survived by his second wife Eileen, his children Lynette,
Maureen (Murray) Werner, Robert, Verdell (Janet); grandchildren
Dylan (Amber), Denean, Travis (Jennifer), Caylee (Richard), Logan (Ian), Jamie
(Mark), Jordan, Richelle, Rylie (Lance), Colben (Tanna).
Stepchildren, Vern (Sonya), Charlene (John), Bonnie (Nick), Melanie (Brian)
twelve step-grandchildren; Thirty two great grandchildren; his brother William
(Eileen); his sister Anne Bilokreli, numerous nieces and nephews.
Harvey is predeceased by his first wife Joan, a son in infancy Blaine, his sister
Olga Meyer and sister in law Lena Spitzke, brother in laws Rudy Meyer and Don
Bilokreli, and other extended family
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