Daniel Loehr
October 8, 1927 – January 3, 2019

Daniel Loehr of Watson, SK passed away at the Humboldt District Hospital on Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was 91 years of age. Daniel Bernard Loehr was born in Humboldt, SK on October 8, 1927 to Arnold and Agnes (nee Heinen) Loehr. He grew up on the family farm south of St. Peter’s College, Muenster, SK and attended St Francis School just east of Muenster. He married Stella Koob, October 12, 1949, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Muenster. Dan and Stella remained on the family farm raising 11 children until 1971 when they moved to Watson after Daniel took the position as the manager of the Watson Credit Union. In his younger years, Daniel enjoyed playing violin in the St. Peter’s Orchestra as well as guitar for sing-a-longs at family gatherings. He picked up a passion for golfing after moving to Watson, playing almost daily up to last year. In his later years he also enjoyed the comradeship of getting together with his card playing buddies on a weekly basis, playing various poker games (all in fun). Dan constantly shared his political views with his brother Ed who had a similar perspective. His all-time political outlook was derived by listening to Mike Duffy “LOUD” (which could be heard even outside on the driveway) and #CNN #Trump. Daniel loved to connect with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He took tremendous pleasure in teasing the grandkids and they gave him lots of bragging rights as he loved to talk about them to whomever would listen. Daniel was heavily involved in community groups and activities in the area over the years. To name a “few”: Humboldt Agricultural Society, Muenster Credit Union, Board of the Saskatchewan Credit Union League, co-founder of Humboldt Animal Breeders Co-Op, president of Federation of Breeders Co-Operative. 73 years with the Knights of Columbus, Chairman of the Sacred Heart Parish. Treasurer of the Watson Fighting Saints, Chairman of the Neighborhood Improvement Committee responsible for building the new arena, Treasurer of the Watson Arena board, McNabb Regional Park, Watson Lions Club, Alderman of the Town of Watson, Chairman of the Watson Union Hospital and chairman of Watson School Board. Since July 2006, as a representative for the St. Peter’s College Loehr Family Bursary Endowment, Daniel has been presenting the Bursary Award to a student meeting the criteria required for receiving the said award at the St. Peter’s College Annual Awards Banquet. The award was established from a sale of a tractor jointly owned by the descendants of the John and Catherine Loehr family. The District of Saskatchewan Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus honoured Daniel by naming their class of new members the “Sir Knight Daniel Loehr Class” at the May 4, 2013 exemplification. On May 15, 2016, Daniel also was recognized for his many years of service by the Watson Golf Club who named the clubhouse the “Daniel Loehr Club House” in his honour. Daniel will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Linda (Ron) Koroluk, and son Matt all of Saskatoon; Terry of Prince Albert, SK and children, Janeen (Shawn) Kauenhofen and their children Simon and Arthur all of Saskatoon and Devon (Chaelsey) and their children Tessa and Daxton all of Saskatoon, Sk; Judy (Dave) Schmid of Watson, SK and children Landis (Greg) Graf, their children Cody and Kyle, all of Lloydminster, AB, Aeran (Craig Fritsch) of Naicam, SK and Ryan (Stacy) of Martensville, SK; Robert of Yellowknife, NWT; Colleen Hamilton of Okotoks, AB, and children, Jesse of Edmonton AB, Travis (Kayla) of Calgary, AB and Justin of Calgary, AB; Richard (Trish) of Comox, BC, children, Jon of Saskatoon, SK and Andrew of Duncan, BC ; Rita (Brian) Hatfield of Comox, BC, children, Kirsten (Cole James Pauls) of Vancouver, BC and Keenan of Comox, BC; Gerard of Ottawa, Ont; Children of †Kevin, Christian (Jill) of Calgary, AB, Katelyn of Red Deer, AB and Jordan (Trisha) of Calgary, AB; David (Cindy), children Spencer and Adam of Ottawa, Ont; sister: Bernice (Daniel) Stuckel of Osoyoos, BC; sisters-and brothers-in-law: Dorothy Loehr of Vancouver, BC, Louise Stang of Wilkie, SK, Cecelia (Mike) McGrath of Calgary, AB, Frank (Rose) Koob of Cold Lake, AB, and numerous nieces and nephews. Daniel was predeceased by his wife Stella (nee Koob) Loehr; children Virgil, Kevin and Gregory (in infancy); daughter-in-law, Donna Loehr; parents; Arnold and Agnes (nee Heinen) Loehr; parents-in-law, Dominic and Anna (nee Hinz) Koob; brothers and sisters; Clarence Loehr, Elmer Loehr, Hilda (Karl) Menz, Mathilda (Nick) Muench, Irwin (Dora) Loehr, Edwin (Anne) Loehr, Laura (William) Ulsifer; brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Mary (Kopp) Loehr, Leona (Raymond) Boyle, Tony (Mary) Koob, Danny (Helen) Koob, Clem (Clara) Koob, Jacob Stang, and Louis (Merle) Koob. A Prayer Service was held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Watson on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Milt Kerpan and Brad Gaetz. A Eulogy was delivered by Gary Loehr. A Funeral Mass was offered at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Watson on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Francis Akomeah. Others taking part were: Spencer Loehr, crossbearer; Andrew Loehr and Landis Graf, scripture readers; Ryan Schmid and Travis Hamilton, giftbearers; Janeen Kauenhofen, intentions; Laurie Sproule and members of Sacred Heart Parish Choir, music ministry; Aeran Schmid, Katelyn Loehr and Adam Loehr, memorial table attendants. Honorary Pallbearers were “All those who shared in Daniel’s life.” An Honor Guard was formed by the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Sacred Heart Council and 4th Degree Abbot Severin Gertken Assembly. Active Pallbearers were: Justin Hamilton, Devon Loehr, Jon Loehr, Jesse Hamilton, Keenan Hatfield and Matt Koroluk. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Muenster, SK. Memorial Donations may be directed to either the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Watson, SK, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Muenster, SK, or the Quill Plains Health Care Foundation Inc. P.O. Box 277 Watson, SK S0K 4V0

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