Lorne Bautz
April 28, 1951 - October 10, 2015

With great sadness, the family announces the death of Lorne Bautz which occurred at Humboldt hospital on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  Lorne was born on April 28, 1951 to Emma (nee Eggert) and Gustav Bautz.  The youngest of 13 children, it was natural for Lorne to thrive when surrounded by his family.  Raised on the family farm near Middle Lake, and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lorne attended both Mackintosh and Middle Lake School before his work career began.  Lorne worked at various jobs before settling on plumbing.  After acquiring his journeyman ticket, Lorne joined forces with Delmar and Dennis Hebig to form Tri-Star Plumbing and Heating in Saskatoon.  Lorne married the love of his life, Elaine Bessette on June 30, 1973, and together they raised Cheryl, Carla, and Chad.  Lorne proclaimed Elaine as being his perfect life partner and always recognized her exceptional skills as a wife and mother.  When opportunity arose at the Husky Upgrader Construction Project for Lorne to assume a position as Construction Supervisor, the family moved to Lloydminster where both Lorne and Elaine worked for the next several years.  Despite the different places they lived, Lorne had a special affinity for his boyhood home and community.  When the offer to assist his brother-in-law, Keith, in managing Keith’s Husky Bulk Sales was proposed, Lorne took this chance to move back home.  Lorne served in various positions within his community as a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Lion’s Club, Bethany Pioneer Village Board, and town council.  Although Lorne retired from the bulk fuel business in 2011, he delighted in returning to his first ever job as a truck driver working once more for Kirsch Construction up until this spring.  Lorne was meticulous in his work place and home and his strong work ethic and high standards were readily apparent in everything he did.  Over the years, Lorne maintained his interest in curling, baseball, football and hunting, but his greatest joy came from trips with Elaine, and time with his children and grandchildren.  Always generous and welcoming, Lorne and his entertaining sense of humour will be fondly remembered, and he, forever loved.  Lorne’s memory will be cherished by his loving and devoted wife, Elaine; his daughter, Cheryl (Mike) and grandson, Forrest Aitken; his son Chad (Erin) and granddaughters, Julia and Kate; Carla’s daughter, Teresa Dorey; and daughter, Sheila Savard (Pete) and her children, Cody (Emily) and Cole.  Lorne is survived by his siblings:  Arthur, Edmund, Alvin (Rita), Daneda (Ed) Gaillard, Eldon (Marie), Ewald, Annette (Brian) Stewart, and Elsie Schaefer; by his sisters-in-law:  Marianne (tHenry) and Sandy (tLarry); as well as by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.  Lorne will be remembered by the Bessette family:  Gary, Keith (Brenda), Michele and their families.  Lorne was predeceased by his daughter, Carla; by his parents, Gustav and Emma; by his brothers:  Harold, Henry, Elmer, and Larry; by his nephew Dean Bautz; his niece Terri Stewart; and by his in-laws Ruby, Vivian, and Elmer Schaefer.  The Funeral Service for Lorne was held at Faith Lutheran Church, Middle Lake, on Friday, October 16, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor John Rapp.  Others taking part were:  Elsie Schaefer, words of remembrance; Brenda Bessette, eulogist; Sharon Carter, organist; Tyler and Riley Bessette, guitarists; Colleen Heidecker, Marj Heidecker and Shirley Kielau, memorial table attendants.  Honorary pallbearers were all those who shared in Lorne’s life.  Urnbearers were Chad Bautz, Erin Telfer, Cheryl Bautz, Sheila Savard, Ryan Bautz, and Cory Bautz.  Interment followed at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Middle Lake.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to either Faith Lutheran Church or Middle Lake Multiplex, P.O. Box 166, Middle Lake, SK, S0K 2X0.

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel Humboldt, Saskatchewan