Helmut Siegfried Wutzke fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on April 27th, 2008. He was born on March 28th, 1922 in Peterkau, West Prussia where he spent his childhood and early adult years. After serving in WW11, Helmut married Else Roeder and to that union one daughter was born. In 1953 Helmut and his young family immigrated to Canada to seek a better life. Settling first in Edmonton, Alberta, he worked in his trade as a journeyman cabinetmaker. In 1959, after visiting the Okanagan Valley, Helmut moved with his family to Vernon, B.C. where he was a respected citizen and businessman, operating H. Wutzke-Construction until his retirement. Helmut enjoyed the great outdoors and many fishing trips with his friends. It was his strong faith in his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ that gave him the strength to weather the storms of life. After the death of his first wife, Helmut married Wanda Molzahn. The Lord granted them wonderful years together, with opportunities to travel to different parts of Canada, the USA and Europe.
Helmut will be sadly missed by his wife Wanda; daughter, Doris (Jurgen) Goebert; his granddaughters, Christina (Dave) MacPhee, Marla and Benita Goebert; great-granddaughter, Emma; his sisters, Agnes Gutjahr and Alwine Wutzke; sister-in-law, Becky Wutzke ; cousins, relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil & Martha Wutzke; brother, Siegfried (1945); his first wife, Else (1989); brother, Ewald (2008) and his brother-in-law, Fred (2008).
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church Of God, 4312-25th Street, Vernon, B.C. on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Art Lange officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Helmut loved the Word of God and those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Helmut to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the B.C. Ambulance Service for their care and kindness shown to Helmut and his family.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5