July 29, 1929 – June 17, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Henry Ernst Sjogren announce his passing June 17, 2021 at the age of 91 years and 10 months. Henry was the third born to Hedvig and Sven Sjogren in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on July 29th, 1929.
Henry will be forever remembered and loved by his family: wife, Monica (Best) Sjogren; his five children, Leona (Tim) Schmidt of Wetaskiwin, Wendy (Garth) Campbell of Bonnyville, Barry Sjogren of Wetaskiwin, Keith Sjogren of Wetaskiwin, and Doug (Sandra) Sjogren of Edmonton; his five grandchildren, Stephanie (Ed) Bronzy of Wetaskiwin, Graham Campbell (Mikayla) of Bonnyville, Haley Campbell of Bonnyville, Makenna Sjogren and Jaden Sjogren of Edmonton, and one great-granddaughter Anneliese Bronzy of Wetaskiwin; his brother George (Joyce) Sjogren of Wetaskiwin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Hedvig and Sven Sjogren; sister, Elenora (Gus) Tabler; brothers-in-law, Ernest Best and Herman Hamilton; nephews, Murray Sjogren and Rick Best and niece Phyllis Hildebrand.
Henry lived a rich, fulfilled life on the family homestead 2 ½ miles north of Lone Ridge Hall for his entire 91 years, where he farmed. Henry attended the Lone Ridge and Rapid Creek Schools to grade 8.
In his younger years, Henry worked on threshing crews, logged, was a derrick man on rigs, and climbed poles for Farm Electric. He also trapped weasels, muskrat, squirrels, and skunks, and played drums in his father’s band.
He was an avid volunteer sitting on the Lone Ridge Hall, REA, Mulhurst Water Safety and Crime Watch Boards, and was a long time President and member of the Vasa #575 Nordsjarnan Lodge.
Henry enjoyed all sports. He was a long-time curler, actively curling until he was 81 years old. He coached fastball at Falun, helping coach the Falun Squirts to a provincial championship.
He enjoyed golfing at Black Bull, Wicked Witch and Dorchester. Henry was an emcee for many friends’ weddings over the years, where his sense of humor and jokes were prevalent. Henry loved to have fun, especially with his long-time friends, Harry Holmlund and Cliff Robins.
Henry loved and valued family, and always took interest in the grandchildren, asking what they were up to. The family would like to thank Henry and Monica’s friends, family, and neighbors for their support over the last few years while Henry battled Dementia.
A celebration of Henry’s life will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Baker Funeral Chapel, Wetaskiwin. Service will be live streamed.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation.
Baker Funeral Chapel
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