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November 21, 1926 - April 2, 2023
Surrounded by his family's love and God's goodness, Frank Schlosser passed away peacefully on April 2, 2023, at the University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George.
Frank was born to Barbara (née Engler) and Frank Schlosser on November 21, 1926, on a farm near Lancer, Saskatchewan. In 1928, the family moved to the farm where he grew up which was close to Ingebrigt Lake. As the eldest of five children, he assumed many responsibilities on this family farm from a young age. Later, he would also be employed as a worker on other farms, including those requiring a shepherd. In his twenties, he began dating Hildegarde Jackle whose family owned the farm next to the Schlossers. They were married on September 4, 1949, and they immediately moved to the Okanagan, eventually settling in Vernon where they lived for 60 years. In the Okanagan, Frank initially worked for orchardists and loggers, finally settling into a lumber industry career that lasted for over 30 years, most of it as a sawmill worker at the Coldstream Planing Mill. In September 2009, Frank and Hilde relocated to Prince George to be closer to more family members.
Frank was known for his physical strength, love of music, boisterous laugh, and loyalty to family and friends. He also had great stamina; at the Mill, he worked outdoors year-round while, at the same time, he tended to the gardens, fruit trees, and animals he and Hilde had. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Vernon for over 60 years, regularly serving on its church council in various capacities and singing as a tenor in the choir. In his 80s, Frank proved himself to be adventurous and open to new experiences while living at the Prince George Chateau, participating regularly in activities such as yoga and tai chi.
Frank was predeceased by Hilde in 2011 and by his eldest child, Enid Bond, in 2017. Frank is lovingly remembered by his children Tim, Donna Ginter, and Milton as well as his children's spouses David Bond, Wendy Schlosser, Cornelius Ginter, and Paul Harland. Frank is cherished by his grandchildren Aaron Bond (Jenifer), Michael Schlosser (Adrienne Elkerton), Andrew Bond (Erin), Andrea Brown (Ben), Lynette Schlosser, Kyle Harland (Jennifer Gibson), Adrian Ginter (Meghan), Fraser Harland (Claire Kane Boychuk), Eric Ginter (Jacqueline Squire), and Elizabeth Stauffer (Zak), as well as by his great-grandchildren Natalie and Matthew Bond, Emma and Eli Bond, Ruby and Georgia Ginter, Mira Kane Harland, Aralyn and Penelope Ginter, and Wyatt, Sophia, and Hazel Stauffer. Frank is also survived by his brother Donald (Pearl) and sisters-in-law Myrtle Hope, Margaret Elash, and Eileen Jackle, and by numerous nephews, nieces, and godchildren. In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his siblings John, Rose Zubot, and Mary Craven.
Those wishing to remember Frank may do so with a gift to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Cancer Society, Zion Lutheran Church Bell Choir, or a charity of their choice.
A celebration of Frank's life will take place at Zion Lutheran Church, 180 Tabor Blvd., Prince George, BC, on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11 am. A luncheon will follow the interment of ashes.
For those wishing to attend online, a live stream of the service will occur on YouTube commencing at 1100 April 22, 2023, PDT at the following link: @zion-vanderhoof-lutheran.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, April 22, 2023
11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church, 180 Tabor Blvd., Prince George, BC

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