Death & Funeral Notices

Death & Funeral Notices2020-11-30T09:55:00+10:30

How to Register to attend a Funeral

Currently the maximum attendees for a funeral is 50, or the venue may have a lessor capacity.

Please register to attend by either:

Emailing the names and contact phone numbers of the persons attending to:

Phone the Funeral Home on 8563 0900.

If you are unable to attend after registering, please advise asap as this may allow someone else to attend. 

LESKE, Rita Emma, nee Schmidt

Passed away peacefully at Freeling on 21 November 2020.  Aged 100 years.

Loving wife of Erich (dec).  Loving Mum of Colin (dec) and Nola; Dawn and Allan; Joan and Bruce; Pamela (dec); Barb and Barry (dec).  Adoring Grandma to 14 Grandchildren, 31 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great-great-grandchildren.

Many thanks to the caring staff at Wheatfields.

Private Funeral

CLICK HERE to view Rita’s Funeral Service via livestream or after the service.

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ROSENZWEIG, Colin Anthony

16/5/1959 – 14/11/2020

Passed away suddenly but peacefully, surrounded by his family at the RAH, on Saturday 14th November 2020.  Aged 61 years.

Loving husband of Debra Rosenzweig.  The most wonderful thing I decided to do was to share my life and heart with you. Love you forever.

Cherished Father and Father-in-law of Jasmine and Steven Hueppauff, Jessica and Trent Burge, Tyler Rosenzweig and Shannon Taylor.  God saw you getting tired, the Dad that we admired.  He put his arms around you, after all you’ve been through.  A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Caring Poppa of Tilly Burge and Ruby Hueppauff.  We miss you and love you, Poppa Col.

Thank you to the amazing staff on the Stroke Ward at the RAH.

Colin’s funeral will be held privately.

CLICK HERE to view Colin’s Funeral Service via livestream or after the service.

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HARRIS, Margaret ‘Peggy’, nee Foggo

Passed away at RAH on 21st November 2020.  Aged 94 years.

Dearly loved wife of Ron (deceased).  Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Suzanne and Ian Mader, Maureen and Bill Evans.  Precious and adored grandmother of Kelly, Jenson; Chad, Jade, Skye, Lindsay, Mandy and partners.  Cherished Nanna Peg to great grandchildren Rhys, Sienna; Stella, Artika, Summer.

A truly lovely lady who will be dearly missed.

A Private Service will be held for Peggy.

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van der WIJNGAART, Hendricus ‘Hank’

Born in Rotterdam 20.7.1921, passed away peacefully in Tanunda Hospital 10.11.2020.

Loving husband of Tini (dec).  Loving father of Ben, Wil (dec), Hank, Rob, Adrian, Frank, Chris, Alex and Stephen.  Respected father in law of Sharon, Maria, Yvonne, Colleen, Carol, Sharon, Linda, Sam and Kat.  Much loved Opa of Damian, Simon, Nicola, Natasha, Thomas, Daniel, Philip, Julia, Shane, Jared, Michael, Matthew, Adam, Harry, Max, Jonathon, Ryan, Dylan, Brandon, Tiffany, Chris, Maddie (dec), Zara, Aiden, Blake, extended families and Old Opa to their children.

An incredible journey.

CLICK HERE to watch Hank’s funeral service live stream or after the service.

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GERHARDY, Audrey Thelma nee John

21.2.1934 – 28.11.2020 Aged 86 years and 9 months

Passed away peacefully at Angaston Hospital.

Much Loved wife of Colin for 67 years.

John 3: 16. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Loving Mother and Mother in law, Grandma and Great Grandma of Anthony (dec) and Marion, Katrina, Madison, Tracey and Adam, Hudson, Tyler, Shane; Christopher and Jayne, step grandchildren Justin, Rhiannon, and their children Samantha and Emily (both dec); Maree, Ebonee and Christian, Carter, Riley, Arlee, Jesse; Julie and Colin (dec), Rebecca; Leanne and Jonathan, Joel, Tye.

Thank you Dr. Adams and the staff of Angaston Hospital for the loving care of Audrey.

Resting peacefully in God’s loving care.

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O’NEILL, Deborah Ann, nee I’Anson

24.4.1971 ~ 23.11.2020

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

Loving wife and mother to Graeme and Alicia.  Loving daughter of Margo and John (dec), adored sister of Louvain, Noel and Sherri.

Beloved Aunty Deb to her nieces and nephews.

“You fought so hard to stay with us, you didn’t want to go, God had other plans for you, we’ll love and miss you so.  Our hearts ache for you Debbie, but we take comfort knowing you are no longer suffering.”

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Passed away peacefully at home on 17 November 2020.  Aged 85 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Rosalie.  Loving Father of Norman, Lee, Gillian, Brooke, Carol, Kym and Nicholas.  Loving Grandpa and Great Grandpa.

Forever in our hearts.

Due to current restrictions a Private Funeral Service was held on Saturday 28th November at 11.00 am

CLICK HERE to watch a video of his Service

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RAWLINGS, Valerie Fay

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Hospital on Monday 16th November, 2020.  Aged 74 years

Loving Wife to Peter for 52 years.  Dearly Loved Mother and Mother-in-law to Karen and Darren Schache.  Precious Grandmother to Tom, Mikayla and Ebony.  Cherished Sister and Sister-in-law to Raelene and Trevor, Christine and Terry, Phyllis and Steve.

A life well lived is a precious gift, of faith and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world, a brighter and better place.  It’s filled with moments, sweet and sad with smiles, and sometimes tears, with friendships formed, and good times shared, and laughter through the years.  A life well lived is a legacy, of joy and of pleasure, a living, lasting memory, our grateful heart’s will treasure.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.

In lieu of flowers a donation to Australian Lutheran World Service would be appreciated,

Due to current restrictions a Private Funeral Service will be held.

CLICK HERE to view Val’s Funeral Service via livestream or after the service.

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NOACK, Michael James

Late of St Kitts.  Passed away peacefully at Bene Nursing Home, St Agnes on 13 November 2020.  Aged 76 years.

Loved son of Clem and Milly (both deceased).  Loving brother and brother-in-law of Rueben and Ruth; Vivian and Glen Hammerling.  Loved uncle of Peter; Charmaine; Susanne; Sarah and Kym Ryan.  Great uncle to Jessie, Ruby and Ella.

Close to our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered everyday.

A Private Service will be held for Michael.

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BROWN, Margaret Melva and Maurice Maxwell

Margaret passed away on 5 November 2020, with Maurie pre-deceasing her on 3 November 2020.

The Funeral Service for Margaret and Maurie will be held on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 10.00am in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.  Please register your attendance to or 8563 0900.

Their Committal Service will take place at 12:30 pm in the Cambrai Cemetery.

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SCHULTZ, Gladys Yvonne, nee Mattschoss

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Mount Pleasant, on 2 November 2020.  Aged 96 years.

Loved wife of Ron (dec).  Dear mother and mother-in-law of Grant (dec) and Margaret; Brenton and Ros.  Grandmother of Nathan and Natalie; Rebecca and Ashley.  Great Grandmother to Caitlyn, Mackenzie, Jack and Liam.

Now in God’s care.

Thank you to the caring staff of Glenview Homes.

A Celebration of Gladys’ life will be held at Pilgrims of Zion Lutheran Church, Sedan, on Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 11.00am to be followed by Gladys’ burial in the Sedan Cemetery.  A minutes silence will take place to commemorate Remembrance Day at the beginning of the service.

Gladys’ Funeral Service will be lived streamed, click here to watch live or at a later time.

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COLLINS, James ‘Jim’

Jim passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on 7 November 2020.  Aged 65 years.

Dearly loved husband of Rose. Cherished father of James (d), Joanne and Emma.  Admired father-in-law of Denis and David.  Much loved Granda of Lily and Annie.

He is not lost our dearest love, nor has he travelled far.  Just stepped inside home’s loveliest room and left the door ajar.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 10.00 am in Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 28 Gawler Street, Nuriootpa.

Private Interment

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BLORE, Ethel ‘Jean’ nee Lewis

Passed away peacefully at Gilbert Valley Homes, Riverton, on 7th November 2020.  Aged 96 years.

Dearly loved wife of Matthew George ‘Bill’ (d).  Loving mother of Helen and John, Peter and Eve, Geoffrey and Tracey, Michael and Sharron. Grandmother of Claire and Robert, Patrick and Sophie; Anna and Kayne, Chris and Felicity, Michael and Natalie, Liam and Natalie; Michelle, Lewis, Matthew; Ben and Chloe.  Great Grandmother of Owen, Alice, Jack, Oliver, Maggie, George, Eleanor, Matilda.

Sincere thanks to Staff at Gilbert Valley Homes and Dr Voin.

Forever Loved

The family and friends of Jean Blore are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to celebrate her life, which will be offered at Church of the Good Shepherd, Riverton, on Monday 16 November, 2020, at 11.00 am. To be followed by burial at Navan Cemetery, Riverton.  Registration preferred due to restrictions at or 8563 0900.  For link to livestream please contact John or Helen Browne.

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LESKE, Roy Edward

Passed away peacefully at Barossa Village on 15 October 2020.  Aged 92 years.

Dearly loved husband of Erica.  Much loved father of Graeme, John, Barry and Mike.  Father-in-law to Chris, Chris, Pauline and Helen.  ‘Gramps’ of Karen, Tracey and Kerry; Jodie, Dwayne (dec) and Aaron; Jonathan and Benjamin.  ‘Great Gramps’ to 14 great grandchildren.

Thank you to Barossa Village for their love and care for Roy and his family.

A celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Friday 23 October 2020 at 11:00am in the Impact Church, 7 Siegersdorf Road, Nuriootpa.  Please register your attendance at admin@barossa or phone 8563 0900.

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Robert ‘Lofty’ BONDFIELD

It is with tremendous sadness that we need to share the impossible.  Our gentle giant has unexpectedly passed into the netherworld, with a smile on his face Tuesday 29th September.

Lofty’s family, Yalumba workmates, G4 students, band & jam mates, his golf club and his entire spiritual family are in disbelief.  Lofty now sits at the feet of his beloved “big fella”. His meditation is now everything. His final smile said it all.

To celebrate his life, there will be a memorial on Tuesday the 13th October at 12pm on the Caley Cottage Lawn at Yalumba Winery, 40 Eden Valley Road, Angaston.  Due to the current covid restrictions, numbers are limited so please register your attendance at or call 08 8563 0900.

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BLENKIRON, Trevor Ronald ‘Spot’

27.9.1941 ~ 27.10.2020

Passed away peacefully in Angaston.

Loved and devoted husband of the late Dawn.  Much loved father of Michelle, Rachel and Paul.  Respected father-in-law of Bruno, Steven and Amy.  Papa or Pops to Oliver and Amelia; Samuel, Thomas and Holly; and Harrison.  XXX

Eternally at rest.

The family of Trevor invite relatives and friends to his Funeral Service on Thursday, 5 November 2020 at 10am in the Zion Lutheran Church, Murray Street, Angaston, to be followed by Trevor’s Committal in the Angaston Cemetery.

Attendance registration required, to or 8563 0900.

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Passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on 16 October 2020.  Aged 78 years.

Dearly devoted husband of Lorraine.  Much loved Dad and best mate of Michelle; Tania and Michael.

We will never walk alone, you will always be with us.

Gary’s funeral service was held on 27 October 2020 at the Bethany Lutheran Church.

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ROBERTS, Kenneth Noel

2.6.1955 ~ 26.9.2020

After a long battle with illness, Ken passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Husband of Leanne.  Father and father-in-law of Kristy; Michelle and Simon; Scott and Carley.  Grandfather of Imogen and James; William and Jaxon.  Brother of Glenys.

In accordance with Ken’s wishes, a Private Service will be held.

A donation in memory of Ken to Kidney Health Australia online is preferred in lieu of flowers.

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BEETON, Allan Raymond

Passed away on 27 September 2020, aged 65 years.

Loved by partner Debbie.  Dad to Kylie, Rebecca, Emma and Alisha, and their husbands.  Grandpa to his 9 Grandies.

Love ya, see ya, miss ya, bye

Private Cremation

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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

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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.

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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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