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David Klassen
1925 - 2017


David Klassen of Medicine Hat moved peacefully to heaven on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the age of 92 years. Born in Kelstern, SK. on March 14, 1925, Dave, a gentle and devoted husband, loved God his family and the land. A man of integrity, he worked hard all of his life, serving tirelessly on the farm at Kelstern and later moving to Swift Current, SK. with Annie and his son, Rick. He commuted to the farm for several years while he worked as the maintenance man at the Imperial 400 Motel and served faithfully there for a number of years. He was always proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and prayed for them daily. Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children, Marjorie (Emory) Ediger of Waterloo, ON., Lorna (Ron) Silvester of Moose Jaw, SK., Cheryl (Steve) Dueck of Medicine Hat, AB. / Bracken, SK. and Rick (Arlynn) Klassen of Vanderhoof, BC.; grandchildren, Kerri and Chris Stoermer, Wanda and Dave Smith, Marcy Ramage, Jamie and Chris Terrio, Jim and Corinne Dueck, Jeremy Dueck, Heidi Knudson, Sterling Parker; great-grandchildren, Teala, Joshua and Makayla Stoermer, Katelyn and Keely Smith, Wyatt Ramage and Shaelyn Knudson, Houston Ramage, Nathan and Lillianne Terrio,  Aleaha and Brooklyn Yates and Gracie Houghtaling. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Redekopp as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife, Annie (2014), his son Jimey at the age of 16, and his eldest grandson, Kevin Ediger, at the age of 44 (2017). Those wishing to join the family may do so at Bingham Baptist Church in Droxford, SK. for a Graveside Celebration of Dave’s life on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 11:00 AM.  At the same time, the family will celebrate the life of Kevin Ediger (eldest grandson of Dad’s who sadly passed away unexpectedly earlier this year.) Lunch will follow at the Chaplin Community Complex in Chaplin, SK. Condolences may be expressed to the family by emailing twinlakesranch@sasktel.net.