Lydia Levine Torwalt
November 17, 1928 – May 6, 2022
The passing of Mrs. Lydia Torwalt of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (formerly of Jansen, SK) occurred at Stensrud Lodge, in Saskatoon, on Friday May 6, 2022. She was 93 years of age. Lydia, the eldest child of Albert and Helene (née Schindel) Harmel, was born on November 17, 1928, at home on the family farm in the Jansen district, Saskatchewan. She grew up there and attended Illinois and Auderville School, where she proudly attained her Grade 7 diploma. In 1950, Lydia married Gus Torwalt. For the next 25 years, they lived in Jansen, then relocated to the farm. Gus and Lydia retired from farming in 1984, but continued to reside there until 2010, when they moved to Saskatoon. Lydia had always had a passion for looking after her yard and flowers. More than anything, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Lydia will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her five children, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren: Kevin Torwalt; Beverly (Dick) Thomson and family Kelsey (Ryan) Horton and daughters Brooklyn and Annie and son Ryker, and Kyle Thomson; Douglas Torwalt; Daryl Torwalt; and Carman Torwalt; two sisters, Vorgeen Wacker, and Shirley (Barry) McDonald; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Gustave ‘Gus’, her parents, Albert and Helene (née Schindel) Harmel, and her sister, Gladys Schroeder. The Funeral Service was held for Lydia on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, in Jansen, and officiated by Pastor Dawn Myrfield. Others taking part were Angel Liebrecht who provided music ministry, and Vorgeen Wacker, as scripture reader. Active pallbearers were: Kevin Torwalt, Douglas Torwalt, Daryl Torwalt, Carman Torwalt, Dean Schroeder, and Dale Schroeder. Honorary pallbearers were Lydia’s grandchildren, Kelsey Horton and Kyle Thomson, and her great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Horton, Ryker Horton, and Annie Shields. The interment followed in the Jansen Public Cemetery, and the memorial luncheon was held in the Jansen Community Hall. Memorial donations may be directed to the Jansen Public Cemetery Fund (c/o PO Box 116, Jansen, SK, S0K 2B0).
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan