Born August 8th, 1931 in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Hattie Gatzke (nee: Hedy Holtz) passed away May 30th, 2007, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Hattie was a longtime resident of Vernon and Lumby since 1942. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, George, and her children: Sylvia (Dave) Bockus, Jim (Dinah) Lutze, Al (Sabrina) Lutze, Chris Gatzke and Kevin (Gwen) Gatzke. Cherishing her memory are her grandchildren: Dean, Dawn, Robert, Maia, Dylan, Jodie, and Wyatt; great grandchildren: Darren, Steven, Brandan and Kaiya. Hattie is further survived by her sisters: Elsie (Jamie) Massey, Joyce (Erwin) Frank, Evelyn (Bob) Bentham; brothers: Elmer (Iris) Holtz, Gordon (Gloria) Holtz, Arnold (Terry) Holtz; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by her parents Reinhold and Rosalie Holtz; sisters: Annie and Alma and brothers: Edmund, Oscar, Eric, Walter and Richard. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 4th, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Peace Lutheran Church, 1204 – 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C.
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