Death & Funeral Notices

Death & Funeral Notices2020-09-25T13:51:32+09:30

ASHBY, Richard William ‘Dick’

Passed away peacefully at his home in Scott’s Creek on the 22 September 2020, aged 71 years.

Loving husband to Carol (deceased), father of Lisa and David.

Forever in the hearts of all his family and friends.

Will be sadly missed.

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HOFFMANN, Merle Loraine (nee Presser)

Passed away peacefully on 5 September 2020.  Aged 94 years.

Loved wife of Ray (dec).  Loving Mum of Margaret (dec) and Christine; mother-in-law of Christopher and Mark (both dec).  Much cherished Nanna to 7 and Great-Granny to 11.

“In God’s Care”

To commemorate Merle’s life a service will be held in the Langmeil Lutheran Church, Tanunda, on Saturday 19 September 2020 at 11:00am, followed by her committal in the adjoining Cemetery.  Please register your attendance: or 8563 0900.

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PAGE, Robert Daniel “Bob”

14-9-1942 ~ 11-9-2020

Loving husband of Coralie.  Loved Dad of Greg, Julie, Jamie and partners.  Doting Poppa to Tayla, Hannah, Grace, Josiah and Thomas; Jacob, Madison and Brock; Bailey and Alice.

Peace at last.

A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Friday 18 September 2020 at 11:00am in the Strait Gate Lutheran Church, Light Pass, followed by burial in Truro Cemetery.

Donations to pancreatic cancer research can be made to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research,, envelopes will be available at the service.

Please register your attendance by email to with your name and contact number or telephone 8563 0900.

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HANDKE, Beryl Ruth

20.2.1926 ~ 29.8.2020

Loved wife of the late Gordon.  Mother of Helen and Malcolm.  Grandma of Nicholas and Nicola; Hannah and Jerome.  Booboo of Flynn and Hugh; Mack and Florence.

A private family service will be held for Beryl.

LOFFLER, Horace Stanley

17.2.1935 ~ 27.8.2020

Devoted husband of Sylvia.  Loving father and father-in-law of Dale and Michelle, Glen and Bronwyn.  Loving Poppa of Lisa, Kylie and Nina.  Loving Grandpa of Bradley, Thomas and Cody.

Death will not part us, nor distance divide. Forever and always, you will be by our side.

Resting in the arms of Jesus.

Horace’s funeral service has been held privately.

SCHLUTER, Natascha

19.11.1971 ~ 20.8.2020

Passed away peacefully at Angaston Hospital.

Loved mother of Willem.   Cherished daughter of Paul and Grietje.  Loved partner of Ricky.

Requiem Aeternan  “Rest In Eternal Peace”

Private Cremation

BLACKWELL, John Frederick

Of Angaston, formerly of Black Hill.

Aged 72 years.  Passed away peacefully on 5 August 2020.

Beloved Son of Flora (nee Rochow) and Albert, loved Brother of Albert (all deceased).

In God’s Care

A Celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday 17 August 2020 at 1.00 pm. at Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.  John’s Committal will take place at 3.30 pm in the Black Hill Old Cemetery, Quarry Road, Black Hill.

PARBS, Myrtle Doris, nee Linke

Passed away peacefully on 12 August 2020, at Barossa Village.  Aged 95 years.

Reunited with Selven.  Loved Mum and Mother-in-law of Leon and Valerie, Marilyn and David (dec), Christopher and Jenny (dec).

Loved Nanna and Great Nanna of Melissa, Glenn and Hamish, Nathan, Linda, Lincoln, Mitchell, Scarlett and Ivy, Justin, Megan, Jai and Lani; Carolyne and Connor, Matthew; Chelsea and John, Ryan and Elizabeth.

“Until we meet again”

A private Funeral Service will be held.

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KOHLHAGEN, Leslie Colin

26.9.1923 ~ 12.8.2020

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Lutheran Home.  Aged 96 years.

Dearly loved husband of the late Velma.  Loved Dad to Christine, Kathy, Colin (dec), and Helen.  Father-in-law to Allan and Sue.  Loved Grandpa to Steven, Mandy, Kieran, Ashlyn; Jarrod and Kendall.  Great Grandpa to Katelyn, Jayden; Ruby and Zoey.

A special smile, a special face, in our hearts a special place.

The family of Leslie invite all who wish to attend a Service to Celebrate his life, to be held on Friday 21 August 2020 at 11.00 am in Grace Lutheran Church, St John’s Campus, 11 Jane Place, Tanunda, followed by his Committal in the St John’s Cemetery.

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CROSS, Phyllis Anna

Passed away peacefully on 8 August 2020.  Aged 94 years.

Dearly loved sister & sister-in-law to Alan (d.) & Betty (d.).  Aunt to Alison & Anne.  Great Aunt to Briony, Alex, Morgan & Lachie.

In God’s Care

Privately Cremated

LINKE, Cyril Oswin

Passed away peacefully on 5 August 2020.

Aged 76 years.

Loved and cherished husband of Kath.

Much loved Dad, Father-in-law and Poppy to Sharon, Darren and Jaxon; Greg, Roxanne, Chelsea and Aidan; James, Jodie, Sienna and Jasmin.

Your jokes were silly, Your inventions clever, You were one in a million, We will miss you forever…

 A Private Family Service has been held.  A Celebration of Cyril’s life will be held at a later date to be advised.

Click here to watch Cyril’s Funeral Service.

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NIEMZ, Rex Malcolm

Passed away after a short illness at home.

Aged 78 years.

Rex will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

Forever in our Hearts

The family of Rex welcome all who wish to attend his Funeral Service to be held in St Mark’s Lutheran Church, cnr Clarke and Coulls Street Freeling, on Thursday 13 August 2020 at 1.00 pm, to be followed by his Committal in the Freeling Cemetery.

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ASHLEY, Austin Harold

20.1.1928 ~ 8.8.2020

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Lutheran Home.

Loved Son of Frieda (deceased).

Privately Cremated

LANGRIDGE, David James

18.10.1951 – 31.07.2020

Passed away peacefully at home after a long struggle.

You’re now at peace and pain free.  The wonderful memories we have will always be with us.  You will never be forgotten ever.

Resting in God’s care.

Eileen, Karen, Ted and Michelle.  Much loved Papa to Shae, Damien, Lil, Paula, Nathan, Jess and Al; and Great Papa to Matilda, Darcy, Ebby, Rylan, Phoenix, Baylee and Bently.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held in St Petri Lutheran Church, 21 Second Street, Nuriootpa, on Saturday 8 August 2020 at 10.00 am, followed by David’s Committal in the Nuriootpa Cemetery.  A donation in memory of David can be made to Barossa Area Fundraisers for Cancer at  Please register your attendance, or 8563 0900, to ensure attendance numbers are known.

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LANGE, Darren Julian Lloyd

22.11.1977 – 26.7.2020  Suddenly and tragically.

Loving and devoted father to Gemma.  Loving partner of Katherine and devoted loving proud father to his precious twin sons Isaac and Elijah. Your beautiful heart and gentle spirit will forever live on in our precious boys.

Precious and dearly loved and loving son of Christine and David.  Loved brother of Heintje, Heidi and partners.  Our hearts are so so broken and we’ve cried a thousand tears on the loss of our dearly loved Darren.  The Lord is my shepherd.. Psalm 23

A Celebration of Darren’s life will be held on Friday, 7 August 2020 at 2:00pm in the St Petri Lutheran Church, 21 Second Street, Nuriootpa.  Darren’s Committal will be held privately in the Nuriootpa Cemetery following the service.

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BEISIEGEL, Wendy Kay nee Tamke

8.10.1955 ~ 7.7.2020

Dearly loved wife of Dieter.

Loving Mum to Rachel, Belinda and James. Loved Mother-in-law to Kim and James.  Adored Grandma to Jacob, Talia, Ayla, Asha and Taj.

A special thank you to the staff of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, especially staff of Ward 7E and ICU.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Leukaemia Foundation at

A private funeral will be held due to COVID-19 restrictions and a celebration of Wendy’s life will take place at the SA Athletics Stadium, Marjorie Jackson Nelson Drive, Mile End on Sunday 9 August at 1 pm.

For details please go to the Little Athletics Association website and social media:

Please bring your memories with you to share.

Forever in our hearts.

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SIEGLER, John Wolfgang “Wolf”

Passed away peacefully on 21 July 2020.  Aged 94 years.

Dearly loved husband of Emma.  Loved Pappa of Tanja and Gernot, Grandpa of Antonia and Annicka, in Germany.

“In God’s care and we will never forget you.”

To commemorate John’s life, a service will be held on Friday 31 July 2020 at 10:00am in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.

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WUTKE, Bruce Neville

Passed away peacefully on 13 July 2020.  Aged 81 years.

Respected father of Tanya, Veronica and Craig.  Grandfather of Bridget, Samantha and Christian.

God saw you getting weary, the hill too steep to climb, He put His arms around you and whispered: “Peace be thine”.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Bruce, to be held on Friday, 31 July 2020 at 2:30pm in Tabor Lutheran Church, 77 Murray Street, Tanunda, to be followed by Bruce’s Committal in Siegersdorf Cemetery, Dorrien.

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KROLLIG, Alma Sarah

Formerly of Sedan, passed away peacefully on 24 July 2020.  Aged 94 years.

Dearly loved wife of the late Ben for 69 years.  Loving mother of Alice.

“The Lord is my shepherd.”

Relatives and Friends are invited to Alma’s funeral service on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 2:00pm in the Pilgrims of Zion Lutheran Church, Sedan, followed by Alma’s Committal in the Sedan Cemetery.

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LESTER, Roy Frederick

24.5.1930 ~ 12.7.2020

Passed away peacefully at Barossa Village.  Aged 90 years.

Dearly loved husband of Hazel.  Much loved father and grandfather.

Deeply loved, forever missed.

Private Cremation.

Due to current restrictions with limitations at venues, a Private Celebration of Roy’s life will be held.

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KOOP, Frank Roy

Passed away on 2 July 2020.  Aged 94 years.

Dearly loved husband of Mona (deceased).  Loving father and father-in-law to David and Lyn, Geraldine and Mark, Janette and Tony.  Adored Pa to Paul and Tiffany, Sarah and Jai, Nigel, Shaun and Asher, Carly and Josh.  Adored Great Pa to Liam and Mason.

Now in God’s care, to be reunited with Mona.

The family of Frank invite Relatives and Friends to his Funeral Service, to be held on Thursday 16 July 2020 at 2:00pm in Strait Gate Lutheran Church, Light Pass to be followed by Frank’s Committal in the adjoining Cemetery.

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