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Irene Elhart
1916 - 2007


The family of Mrs. Irene Elhart, beloved wife of the late Mr. Albert Elhart, announce that she was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at the age of 91 years. Irene was born on January 22, 1916 in Harriet, South Dakota, a daughter to Matt and Elizabeth Wolfer. She was raised and educated in the Burstall area where she grew up on the family farm. On January 16, 1935 she married Albert Elhart and began their lives together, farming in the Cavan Lake area. They retired to Medicine Hat in 1967 and became involved in a variety of organizations, especially the Moose Lodge. Irene enjoyed to knit, crochet, and bake. In fact, she was known for the delicious kuchen she would make. Church was important to her and was an active member of Victory Lutheran Church. Irene will be missed by her family and friends including her son, Larry (Judy) Elhart; daughter-in-law, Margaret Elhart; grandchildren, Sherri (Eric) Nielsen, Nicole (Sheldon) Flaig and Mark (Amy) Elhart; great-grandchildren, Owen, Reed, Spencer and Leeza Nielsen and Ethan and Ty Flaig; two brothers, Victor (Pat) Wolfer and Alfred Wolfer as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert and two sons, Norman (2001) and Leonard in infancy. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13th Street S.W., on Sunday, April 22, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Loren Hosfield officiating. Private family interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Irene's name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124, 430 - 6th Ave. S.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8 or to the Perpetual Remembrance Fund c/o Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1B 2H1.