Velma Gitzel, born December 7, 1924 passed away peacefully on January 18, 2014 at the age of 89 years at the Leduc Hospital.
Velma is survived by her son Larry (partner Peggy); daughter in law Jeanne Gitzel of Brandon, MB; two grandchildren, Nancy Danyliuk (Gordon Lotsberg) of Glendon and Dean (Pam) Gitzel; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Shayla Danyliuk and Josh and Meagan Gitzel; one sister Vera Gunsch of Devon; brother in law David Gitzel of Leduc and sisters in law Laura Sommers of Leduc and Hady Smith of Thorsby, as well numerous relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband Stephen, son Stanley, daughter Phyllis Smith and numerous other       relatives.

Funeral Service was held on Thursday January 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Thorsby with the        interment following at the church cemetery.
In memory of Velma, donations may be made to either           St. Matthews Church or to the charity of one’s choice.

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