Death & Funeral Notices

Death & Funeral Notices2021-10-18T13:41:05+10:30

Funeral Restrictions in South Australia

9th September 2021- Covid Restriction Update

Restrictions in South Australia have been updated from 9.9.2021. 

Funerals are currently limited to a maximum of 150 persons, unless a lower maximum applies due to the size of the venue.  

The current government requirement is for masks to be worn inside all venues.

Funeral Service details will be confirmed on our website.

We continue to be on call 24 hours, so if you need assistance or advise, please don’t hesitate to call us.

RAGUCKAS, Steven Alexander

Steven passed away suddenly on 16 September 2021.

Aged 69 years.

Dearly loved husband of Barbara.

Much loved Dad of Monalisa.

Loving Pop of Joseph.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Ruth and Mick. Uncle to Leith, Hannah; Kent and Troy.

No longer in our lives to share, but in our hearts you will always be there.

Steven’s family invite all who wish to attend the Service to Celebrate his life to be held on Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 1.00 pm in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda, to be followed by his Committal in the Angaston Cemetery.

To register to attend, please call or txt Monalisa 0432 018893

A link to watch Steven’s service by livestream will be placed here.

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WALES, Geoffrey John

Geoff passed away peacefully after a short illness, on 4 October 2021.  Aged 79 years.

Dearly loved partner of Mary and loved friend of the family.

Rest in Peace

To commemorate Geoff’s life, a Service will be held Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 2:00pm in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.

CLICK HERE to watch Geoff’s service.

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KURTZER, Joyleen Kaye, nee Mader

30.3.1945 ~ 6.10.2021

Passed away peacefully at the Lyell McEwin Hospital on the 6th October, aged 76 years.

A caring and devoted wife to Allan.  A loving mother to Mark, Judith and Michael, a treasured Nan to Noah and Zack and mother-in-law to Leah.

You will always be close to our hearts and forever in our memories.

A Celebration of Joy’s life will be held on Friday 15 October 2021 at 10.30 am in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road Tanunda.

Current Chapel capacity restriction is 75 persons.

Private Cremation

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RECENT DEATH & FUNERAL NOTICES

ZERNER, Gordon Keith

03.09.1925 ~ 28.09.2021

Passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on September 28, 2021.

Dearly loved husband of Jean (deceased).  Adored father of Dianne and Brian, loving father-in-law of Allan and Kathy.  Amazing Pop to his grandchildren Simon and Lacey; Natasha and James; Michael and Jodie; Adam and Karen.  Loving Pop to his great grandchildren Jayden, Ana, Ella, Makenna, Kayla, Cooper, Kyan, Charli, Angus, Blake, Arlo, Riley and great-great grandchild Arlo Paul.

Sincere thanks to all Staff at Eudunda Hostel and Staff at Kapunda Hospital.  With special thanks to Dr Max and Dr Robert.

Close in our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day.  Forever in our hearts.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Gordon, to be held on Monday 11 October 2021 at 2.00 pm in the St John’s Lutheran Church, Eudunda, followed by Gordon’s Committal in the Eudunda Cemetery.

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KOWALD, Arnold Linden ‘Lin’

Jesus welcomed him into eternity on 30th September 2021, in his 89th year.

Dearly loved husband of Shirley (dec).  Much loved father and father-in-law of Debbie and Brian Miles; Angie and Geoff Liddell.

He was an amazing father who gave us unconditional love, kindness and guidance.

Loving Puppa of Makarla (dec), Jeremy and Lisa, Talia; Nick and Tess, Alicia and Nathan, Jocelyn and Jai; Ricky and Marleen.  Special Great Pop to eight great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Tanunda Lutheran Home.

Lin’s family invite all who wish to attend a Service to Celebrate his life to be held on Friday 8 October 2021 at 2:30pm in the Impact Church Barossa, 7 Siegersdorf Road, Nuriootpa.

Registration to attend is required, phone Debbie on 0411 099101

To watch ‘Lins’ service by livestream CLICK HERE

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HOLMES, Arthur Edwin

8.10.1925 ~ 20.9.2021

Dearly loved husband of Beth (dec).

Loving Dad to Philip, Roger, Barbara, Christopher and Mark.

Father-in-law to Jean, Deirdre, Roger, Tracey and friend to Jean.

Much loved Grandad and Great Grandad.

“ A life well lived ”.

Due to current restrictions a Private Funeral Service will be held on Friday 8 October at 10.30 am.

To watch Arthur’s service by livestream CLICK HERE

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HEINTZE, Maurice Rupert

Passed away peacefully on 15 September 2021.  Aged 85 years.

Loving husband of Elva (dec).  Loved by Michael, Steven, Garry, Chris and Leanne and their families.

Forever in our hearts.

The celebration of Maurice’s life was held on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 11:00am in the Neukirch Pilgrim Lutheran Church , 655 Belvidere Road.

To watch Maurice’s Funeral Service CLICK HERE

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GILLARD, Audrey “Joyce”

nee Heath

13.4.1927 ~ 10.9.2021

Passed away peacefully at Barossa Village surrounded by her family.

Aged 94 years.

Loving wife of Frank (dec) for 66 wonderful years.

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Bobby and Kerry; Rachel; Teresa and Rex; Claire and Curt.  Grandma to Sonia, James, Tom, Billy, Zoe, Sam, Amanda, Vanessa and their families.

“Miss me but let me go.”

Mum and Dad reunited.

Joyce’s family invite all who wish to attend a Service to Celebrate her life to be held on Monday 20 September 2021 at 2.00 pm in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.

In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Joyce to Barossa Village would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Service.

To watch a video of Joyce’s Service CLICK HERE

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STOECKEL, Rodney Willis

Passed away on 15 September 2021.  Aged 79 years.

Loved husband of Lorraine.  Much loved father of Chris and Debra.  Loving Grandfather of Lisa, Tammy, Brodie, Riley and Maeghan.   Great Pop of Ellora.

Today we lost an amazing man, a beautiful husband and brother, a great father, an incredible pop/greatpop and a true friend! You give out unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort and lessons in life. We know you are looking down on all of us with an unlimited amount of red wine by your side.

We love you Rodney, rest easy old man.

The family of Rodney invite all who wish to attend a Service to Celebrate his life to be held on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 2.00 pm in the Swan Reach Hotel.  Registration to attend is required: please ring Lisa 0428 067738 or Kat 0488 183824

Private Cremation

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KEELEY, Peter Desmond

Aka ‘Skete’

11 September 2021  Aged 72 years

Gone fishing with Rita and Des.

Private Cremation

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WOIDT, Yvonne Dawn

nee Milde

22/8/1930 ~ 29/8/2021

Passed away peacefully.

Aged 91 years.

Devoted wife of Murray (dec).

Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Rodney and Chris; Lyn (dec) and Garry; Steve and Michelle.

Grandmother to nine, Great Grandmother to five.

Will be sadly missed.

Forever in our hearts.

In God’s hands.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Yvonne to be held on Friday 10 September, 2021 at 10.30 am in the Langmeil Lutheran Church, 7 Maria Street, Tanunda to be followed by her Committal in the Langmeil Cemetery.

Please register your attendance to Rodney 0408 630 019.

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TÖPFER, Bronwen Elysita

nee Harries

1943 ~ 2021

Bronwen passed away peacefully with Karl-Heinz by her side on 1 September 2021.

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

To commemorate Bronwen’s life a Service will be held on Friday 10 September 2021 at 2.30 pm in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road Tanunda.

In lieu of flowers a donation to Barossa Area Fundraisers for Cancer would be appreciated and can be made direct by clicking on the link http://baffc.com.au

To join Bronwen’s Service by live stream CLICK HERE

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DEBOY, Dorothea

Loving wife of late husband Hermann Joseph Deboy.

Mother of Ursula (deceased), Nicky (deceased), Dot (deceased), Maria and Lee.

7 grand children and 10 great-grand children.

A private service for Dorothea has been held.

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FALKENBERG, Nita Margaret

nee Rohrlach

Passed away in her sleep on 29 August 2021.

Aged 87 years.

Wife of the late Allen.

Loved Mum, Nanna and Great-Nanna of Wayne. Judith; Alexander. Joanne and Tony; Craig and Catherine, Hayden, Patrick; Deanna. Angela and Bruno; Jamie and Tess, Annique, Archer; Matthew and Amanda, Dakota. Graeme and Kristin; Ryan and Isla; Todd; Will and Olive. Deonne and Talissa; Finley, Lennox.

Forever loved and remembered.

A private funeral for Nita will be held at the Neukirch Pilgrim Lutheran Churc

To watch Nita’s Funeral Service CLICK HERE

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PARKER, Eric Charles

Passed away suddenly at home on 18 August 2021.

Aged 85 years.

Dearly loved partner of Pam.

Much loved Dad of Michael, Karen, Derek, Belinda, Christopher, Lisa, Stacey and their partners.

Loving Grandpa to 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Following a private Funeral Service on Saturday 4 September 2021, friends are invited to join with Eric’s family to celebrate his life at the Cumberland Hotel, 76 Causeway Road, Glanville, from 12 noon.

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GRAETZ, Keith Reginald

Passed away peacefully at Barossa Village Residency on Saturday 14 August 2021.  Aged 97 years.

Loved husband of Maudie (dec).  Precious father of Josie and Rosie.  Respected father-in-law to James.

Will be missed by his little mate and companion Rory

Private Funeral Service.

CLICK HERE to watch Keith’s Service by livestream on Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 1.30 pm.

Deep gratitude to Barossa Village Independent Living Unit, the Residency and Dr Hoff for their professionalism, love and care of Keith.

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WARD, Graeme Lawrence ‘Budgie’

Graeme passed away peacefully on 16 August 2021.

Aged 74 years.

Dearly loved husband of Val.

Much loved Dad and Pop of Kerrianne and John, Rianna, Tegan; Mark and Cristina, Nicholas.

 Words are few, thoughts are deep, memories of you our ours to keep.

Private funeral arrangements have been made.

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SCHROETER, Eileen Clara, nee Noack

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Tanunda Hospital on 16 August 2021.  Aged 86 years.

Loved wife of Les (dec).  Dearly loved Mum of Michael and Linda, Ian and Jane, Peter and Claire, Kym.  Loving Nanna of Matilda, Sadie, Charlie; Caitlin, Rykiah; Eleanor; Bella.

A kind and gentle lady, now in God’s care. Forever in our hearts.

A private Funeral Service will be held at St Petri Lutheran Church, Nuriootpa.

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WOODCOCK, William A. ‘Bill’

Lost his battle for life at Tanunda Hospital on Thursday 12 August 2021.

With all his pleasant personality, bright smile and a helping hand to anyone, he was brave and cheeky to the end.

His love has meant the world to me his wife and he will be in my heart forever.  Rest in peace, drive on Bill, Barbara

I am so proud to have you as my father.  You were not only my Dad you were my very best friend, teacher and the one person I could count on for anything.  Love now and always, your son, Shaune

Bill’s family invite all who wish to attend a Service to Celebrate his life to be held on Monday 23 August 2021 at 2.00 pm in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.

Please register to attend by email: blcl@bigpond.com

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WARREN, Leonard Lawrence Alfred (Larry)

Passed away peacefully on 14 August 2021, aged 91 years.

Much loved father of Mandy, Anthony and Robert, grandfather of Trent, Eloise and Alexander.

A good life lived well, with dignity, compassion and respect for others.

Missed by many.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Barossa Village.

Rest in peace with your lifelong love, Pamela.

A private family service for Larry will be held on Friday 20 August 2021.

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WILHELM, Ronald Joseph

15.12.1937 ~ 10.8.2021

Ron passed away peacefully but unexpectedly.

Aged 83 years.

Beloved husband of Helen.

The memories we have will remain forever.

A Service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held on Saturday 14 August 2021, commencing at 3.00pm  in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road Tanunda.

Due to current restrictions please register your attendance by txt to Judy 0402 616 618, by 4.00pm Friday.

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LAPANOWSKI, Evelyn

Passed away peacefully on 10 August 2021 at Tanunda WM Hospital.  Aged 91 years.

Loved wife of Michel (dec).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Mark and Andrea;

Simon and Carol.  Adored Nanna of Nellie (Janelle); Allan and Crystal; Michael and Katie; Chuckie (Sherie) and Cameron; Ben and Jeffrey.

Constantly loved, forever remembered.

A Private Funeral will be held for Evelyn.

In lieu of flowers donations online to Red Cross or Barossa Wildlife Rescue welcomed.

The family welcome your attendance at the Red Room, Lyndoch Hotel, at 2.30 pm on Thursday 19 August 2021 for refreshments.

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 ZIERSCH, Thelma Mary

nee Snow

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Lutheran Home on Sunday 8 August 2021.

Aged 99 years.

Loving wife of Lou (dec), now together.

Much loved Mum and Mother-in-law of Marie and Ian (dec), Peter and Gaynor, Kerry and Don.

Cherished Grans of Ursula, Christian and Von; Tamasyn and Josh, Michael and Rebecca; Lucas, Timothy and Katie, Verity and Tom.

Great Grans to Winter, Willow; Jethro, Evie; James, Alex and Louis.

At peace with the Lord.

Special thanks to the wonderful caring doctors and staff at the Tanunda Lutheran Home.

In lieu of flowers a donation to Australian Lutheran World Service would be appreciated, click on link  http://www.alws.org.au

Due to current restrictions a private funeral will be held on Wednesday 18 August 2021 at 10.30 am.

To view Thelma’s service by livestream CLICK HERE

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KRUGER, Joan Audrey, nee Bormann

Passed away peacefully at Mount Pleasant on 27 July 2021, formerly of Nuriootpa.  Aged 86 years.

Dearly loved and loving wife of the late John.  Loving sister to Daphne Poore of Brisbane.  Dear long time friend of Lyn Mellett and family.

Gone are the times we spent together, but never the memories, they last forever.

Thank you to the thoughtful staff of Glenview Homes for their care and friendship to Joan.

Joan has been privately interred in the Nuriootpa Cemetery.

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GREGORY, Lorraine Frances

29.4.1944 ~ 20.7.2021

Friends and family are advised that Lorraine died at home after a long illness.

Loved Mother of Wendy and Rob, David and Michelle.

Loved Grandmother of Sophie and Daniel, Tom and Danielle, William and Tayla, Ben, Christopher (dec), Matthew and Bailey, Lochie and Amelia, Ashley and Shayla.

A private funeral will be held.

Safely in the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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BAIN, Ivan Walter

Passed away on 12 July 2021.

Loved husband of Heather.

Father & best mate of Paul and father-in-law of Angie. Adored Poppy of Teaghan, Max, Scarlett & Charlie.

Loving brother of Pat (deceased) & Trevor.

Lived life his way making many friends and many memories along the way.

He tried so hard to stay!

Resting now after a hard battle.

Privately Cremated

A Celebration of Ivan’s life will be held when restrictions allow.

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BRYANT, Marie Rose 

nee Bird

27.8.1935 ~ 1.8.2021

Passed away peacefully with family by her side.  Aged 85 years.

Loved wife of Charles (dec).

Dearly loved Mum of Gillie and Ali, and mother-in-law of Annette and Tim.

Much loved Granny of Andrew and Tina; Gavin and Jess.

Great Granny of Sienna, Elliot, Charlie and George.

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”.

Marie’s family invite all who wish to attend a Service to Celebrate her life, to be held on Monday 9 August 2021 at 10.30 am, in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.

Family and friends are invited to join Marie’s service by livestream CLICK  HERE

Please register your attendance to Alison – 0455 506 507

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ANDREWS, Lily Lavinia  

nee Richardson

30.11.1926 ~ 26.7.2021

Passed away peacefully.  Aged 94 years.

Loving wife of Lesley (dec).

Adored Mum of Michael and Ruth; and Susan.  Cherished Nan of Kent and Annie, Sonja (dec), and Troy.  Great Nanna Lily of Scarlet and Oliver.

Tears in our eyes, we can wipe away, but our love for you, will always stay. Treasured memories will keep you near forever.

 A private family funeral has been held.

A celebration of Lily’s life will be advised at a later date.

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NITSCHKE, Linda Beatrice

nee Jungfer

Passed away peacefully at Hillside Aged Care on 28 July 2021.

Aged 100 years.

Dearly loved wife of Norman (dec).

Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Adeline and John.

In God’s loving care.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Linda, to be held on Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 10.30 am in the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 655 Belvidere Road, Neukirch, to be followed by Linda’s committal in the Neukirch Lutheran Cemetery.

Covid restrictions apply for church capacity.

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KOCH, Andrew Victor

4.3.1947 ~ 24.7.2021

Much loved father of Philip, grandfather of Daly and Otto; and Ethan.

Loved and missed by Ann and Phillip; and Jackie.

A courageous battle, now at peace.

A private family funeral has been held for Andrew.

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MATTNER, Peter Charles

29.12.1938 ~ 12.7.2021

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Lutheran Home.  Aged 82 years.

Reunited with his beloved wife Kaye.  Much loved father of Fiona & Ian Koch, Tania & Graeme Heinrich.  Loved and loving Grandfather of Nadia and Steve, Carol and Alister, Katelyn and Sam, Elise and Sheldon.

Sincere thanks to the staff of Tanunda Lutheran Home and Dr David Adams, for their love and care.

The Lord is my shepherd.

Peter’s funeral service will now be a Private Family Service to be held on Friday 30 July at 3.00 pm.

The family welcome you to watch the Service on livestream CLICK HERE

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SHEARER, Rosemary

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her children, on 19 July 2021.  Aged 90 years.

Cherished and loving wife of the late Bill.  Dearly loved and loving Mum and friend of Bob and Susanne, Sally and Brian, Peter and Jo-ann, Jo and Michael.  Treasured Granny of Ashleigh, Tony and Nicole, Shayne and Karina, Tom and Nadine, Danny and Ana, Kimberley and Gavin, Matthew and Jade and her great-grandchildren.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

A private family service has been held.

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HANCOCK, John Walter

26.2.1941 ~ 15.7.2021

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side.

Dearly loved husband of Marjorie.

Much loved Dad of Trevor and Lisa, Darryl and Taan, Greg and Lynn, and Julie.

Loved Grandpa of Joshua, Jessica, Nathan, Kasey, Kieren and Bethany.

Fondly remembered by Christine.

Tears in our eyes, we can wipe away, but our love for you, will always stay.

Due to restriction changes a private funeral service was held for John on Tuesday 20 July 2021 in Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Nuriootpa.  Father Mark Sexton kindly officiated.

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HARNATH, Leslie

8.10.1931 – 13.7.2021

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Dearly loved husband of Una for 57 years.  Cherished father and father-in-law of Carolyn and Paul, Marlise and Alex, Liz and Harry, Rosie and Jason.  Adored Papa of Andrew and Amelia, Claire and David, Isaac, Ethan, Annie, Cooper and Charles.  Great Poppy of Emilie.

Safe in the arms of Jesus.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Adelaide Deaf Community Church via the LCA website.

Covid Restriction Update – FUNERAL CANCELLED 

Leslie’s family held a private service at his graveside in the Nuriootpa Cemetery on Tuesday 20 July, 2021.  Pastor Adrian Kitson kindly officiated.

A memorial service for Leslie will be held at a future date.

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HUMPHRIS, Peter Ralph

8.12.1947 ~ 8.7.2021

Passed away peacefully at Northgate House surrounded by family.

Darling husband of Rosemary.  Devoted father of Nicole, Rob, Gabes, Marika, Eleni.  Poppa and Great-Poppa to many.  Loving brother of Graham.

Always in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Peter, to be held on Friday 16 July 2021 at 11:00am in the Coulthard Memorial Uniting Church, 56 Murray Street, Nuriootpa.

CLICK HERE  watch Peter’s service livestream, or after the service.

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O’BRIEN, Teresa Veronica

The fun, feisty, forthright Irish Princess and Dancing Queen, went to her great reward 9 July 2021.

Aged 88 years.

Dearly loved wife of Pat (dec).

Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Annie and Corbett, Mary and Mike, and Teresa. Cherished Nan of Libby and Josh, Katherine, Julie, David, Sarah, Eileen and Kieran. Great-grandma to 6 beautiful great-grandkids.

Reunited with Dad.

Forever in our hearts.

Many, many thanks to the wonderful staff at Tanunda Lutheran Home, especially Belinda, Cathy and Chris. We are so grateful for your infinite patience, kindness and support.

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MOAR, Jannine Marie

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 21.06.2021.  Aged 61 years.

Dearly loved wife of Mark, and adoring Mum to daughter Hollie.

Loving sister of Steven and Karen Canton, Aunt to Renee, Ben and Gemma, and Poppy & Myles.  Loving sister-in-law of Kerry and Geoff Moar.

Free from pain and suffering.

Mark and Hollie extend their sincere thanks to all the staff at Tanunda Lutheran Home

A celebration of Jannine’s life will be held at the ‘Old Redemption Cellar’ Peter Lehmann Wines, Para Road, Tanunda on Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 2:00pm.

Please register to attend by email moarfuneral@gmail.com

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NIETSCHKE, Glen

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Hospital on 30 June 2021 surrounded by his family.  Aged 88 years.

Dearly loved husband of Carol (and Maureen (dec)).  Much loved Dad of Philip and Louise and family, Karen, Julie and Terry, Andrew and Leah.  Step-Dad to Todd and Kylie, Wade and Sarah.  Much loved Grandpa to Natalie, Renee, Zachary, Daniel, Aimee, Micah, Holly and baby Nietschke to be.

In the loving arms of Jesus.

Loving brother of Lorna, Maurice and Elford (all dec), Des, Eunice and Margaret and their families.

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held in the Neukirch Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 655 Belvidere Road on Friday 9 July 2021 at 11:00am, with Glen’s committal in the Neukirch Lutheran Cemetery.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, online to Kidney Health Australia, kidney.org.au

Registration to attend required, email preferred: tmsteven@gmail.com or contact Julie 0414 272247

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ROSS, Margaret Pauline

Passed away peacefully on 21 June 2021.  Aged 78 years.

Wife of the late Ian “Rossi”.

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ian-John and Debra and Kerrie.  Loved Nanny of Shaun and Belinda, Brett and Hannah.  Great-Nanny of Isla and Chloe.  Loved sister-in-law of Melva and Ernie (both dec), Noel and Marlene, Duncan and Valmai (both dec), Pauline and Ian, Eric and Maureen.  Loved Aunty to her nieces and nephews

Rest in Peace.  Mum and Dad reunited.

Private Cremation

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NOLL, Robert Arthur

3.11.1929 – 20.6.2021

Formerly of Blanchetown.

Passed away peacefully at Angaston Hospital.

Beloved and devoted husband of Lorna (dec) for 64 years, with whom he is now reunited.  Much loved father of Philip (dec), Karen, Steven and David.  Adored Grandpa to Amy, Tom and Milly.

Treasured friend and ‘Uncle Bob’ to many.

Forever a river man.  In God’s loving care.

Bob’s funeral service will be held at St Petri Lutheran Church, 21 Second Street, Nuriootpa on Tuesday 29 June 2021 at 10:30am, with his committal at 2:00pm in the Murbko Lutheran Cemetery.

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AGARS, Lindsay Robert

25/02/1950 – 20/06/2021

Much loved son of Gwenda and Percy (both dec).  Loved Brother and Brother in law of Coralie and Geoff, Rodney, Marilyn and Peter.  Loved Uncle of Kylie and Ainslie; Michelle and Carl, James and Kendall, Lucas and Ashlee; Haley and Chloe.  Loved Great Uncle of seven.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr Griscti and staff at Angaston Hospital

To commemorate Lindsay’s life, a service will be held on Monday 28 June 2021 at 2:30pm, in the Swan Reach Public Hall.

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KOHLHAGEN, Edna  (nee Kernich)

Passed away peacefully on 20/06/2021 aged 95 years.

Very much-loved wife of the late Ralph.  Cherished and loving mum of Robert and Cathy, Jennifer and John, and Lynne.  Devoted and much adored Nanna to her grand and great grandchildren.

Now at peace with the Lord.

Edna’s family invite relatives and friends to her funeral service at Grace “St John’s” Lutheran Church, Jane Place, Tanunda on Monday 28 June 2021 at 10:00am, with her committal in the St John’s Cemetery, Tanunda.

Please register to attend Edna’s service by email:  kohlsy48@hotmail.com

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HEINTZE, Hedley Charles

Passed away peacefully on 23 June 2021.  Aged 75 years.

Dearly loved husband of Joyce.  Loving father and father-in-law of Debbie and Michael; Lynette and Roc; Carly and Tony; Michelle and Darren.  Pappas of Josh, Brenden, Danielle, Talya, Zak and Baz.

The family of Hedley invite those wishing to attend a Service to Celebrate his life to be held on Saturday 26 June 2021 at 10:00am in the Neukirch Pilgrims Church to be followed by Hedley’s burial in the Neukirch Cemetery.

Please register to attend by email to: hedleyheintze77@gmail.com

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SMALL, George Albert

Passed away peacefully at Calvary Central Districts Hospital on Tuesday 15 June 2021.  Aged 79 years.

Loved husband of Nerida.  Loved father of Georgina, Tim (dec) and Kate.  Friend and father-in-law to Philip and Andrew.  Much loved Grand-dad to Grace, James, Holley and Archie.

Resting Peacefully.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for George to be held on Friday 25 June 2021 at 11:30am in the Heysen Chapel, Centennial Park, 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena.

Please register to attend by email to:  georgesmall1942@gmail.com

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AKKERMAN, Gerhardus Josef

Born in Holland 5/4/1931

Passed away peacefully at the Flinders Medical Centre on 13 June 2021.  Aged 90 years.

In Loving memory of our Father, Opa and Great Opa.

A man who was strong, caring and loyal and who put his family first.

You are now at peace and will forever be missed.  Now with Mum in God’s care.

Loving Husband of Johanna (dec).  Father and Father in law of Fred and Karen, Wendy (dec), Alida and Barry, George and Cathy, Marian and Geoff (dec), and John. Proud Opa of Amanda and Peter, Susan, Kimberley and Travis, Tracy (dec), James, Milly, Vicky, Kieran and Kayla, Kirsty, Melissa and Chris, Wayne, Cindy, Shaun and Sheridan.  Great Opa of Toby, Freddie, Lylah, Alexander and Marshall.

The family of Garry invite relatives and friends to his Funeral Liturgy Service on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 2:00pm in Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 26 Gawler Street, Nuriootpa, to be followed by his Committal Service in the Nuriootpa Cemetery.

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GERHARDY, Margaret Eileen, nee Herbig

06/05/1946 – 10/06/2021

Passed away unexpectedly and peacefully after a sudden short illness with family surrounding her.

Loved wife of Kevin.  Loved mother of Cheryl and Jenni.  Precious Grandma of Kirsty, Shane, Megan and Jarred; and Angas.  Adored Great Grandma of Aiden, Kynan, Eamon and Talan; Riley, Jake, Maya and Ollie; and Mason.

“Tears in our eyes will wipe away, but the love in our hearts is there to stay.   Now you are peacefully sleeping away from all your pain but the love in our hearts will always remain.  Words are few, thoughts are deep, memories of you are ours to keep.  God has her in his keeping, we have her in our hearts.”

With sincere thanks to Kylie Salter at Hand to Health, Dr. Dickenson, Tanunda Nursing staff and the Lyell McEwin Cardiac Ward Nursing Staff for their love, support, dedication and loving care provided to her and her family throughout her time of need.

To commemorate Margaret’s life, a Service will be held on Friday 18 June 2020 at 2:30pm in Zion Lutheran Church, Angaston, to be followed by Margaret’s Committal in the Angaston Cemetery.

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MAY, Jack

14.9.1934 – 10.6.2021

Jack will be missed by his sons Rob and Jess: Greg and Kerrie and grandchildren.

River Man of the Swan Reach Community and Tanunda Lutheran Home.

Jack’s family invite relatives and friends to his farewell service on Friday 18 June 2021 at 11.00am in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.

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REUSCH, John

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on 25 May 2021, in his 90th year.

Much loved husband and lifelong partner of Pat.  Adored Dad to Andrew, Jane, Paul (dec) & Anne. Father-in-law to Lee-Anne & Kevin. Loved Pa to Sarah & Ellie, Nick & Josh, Sam, Meg, Jayde & Lily. Loving great-grandfather to Charlie, Dekota, Willow, Ryker and baby 3/4.  Son of the late Gladys & Arthur Reusch, brother and brother-in-law to Nada & Paul (dec), Jennifer & David (dec), Mary (dec) & Lloyd (dec) and Peter.

John was loved by many and will be very much missed. He lived a full and wonderful life.

As was John’s wishes, a private family service has been held.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of John’s life on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 1:00pm at the Nuriootpa Sports & Function Centre, Penrice Road, Nuriootpa.

In lieu of cards and flowers, donations to the Barossa Area Fundraisers for Cancer would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the celebration or direct to www.baffc.com.au

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.

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KALLESKE, Lorna Erica,  nee Goern

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 3rd June, 2021.  Aged 92 years.

Loving wife of Max (deceased) and adored mother and mother-in-law to Roger and Tracy, Steven (deceased), Helen and Graeme, David and Kathy.  Very precious Nanna to Tom and Kate, Anna and Paul, Min, Leda and Danny, James and Ali, Ben and Megan, Heidi and Sean, Isaac and Jess, Lewis and Claire.  Special Great Nanna to Michael, Luke, Sam, June, Eden, Willow, Stevie, Sophia, Alannah and Maisy.

The most beautiful and precious lady to us all now at rest.

A private family farewell service has been held.

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GIBSON, Carol Ann, n’ee Van Gasteren

Passed away peacefully on the 31 May 2021, aged 65, surrounded by her loving family and dearest friends.

“What she suffered she told so few.
She never deserved what she went through.
She left us suddenly, her thoughts unknown.
But she left us with a memory we are proud to own.”

Devoted and much loved wife of Grant.  Adored and cherished mother to Shaun.  Loving mother-in-law to Kayla.  Dearly loved Nanny to Jessica and anticipated Nanny to her unborn Grandchild.

 “We miss you dearly and wish you could stay.  Your smile, wit and laugh lit up our days.  Losing you so soon has left us heartbroken.

I’ll miss the way you could fix things without a word spoken.  There were so many things I wish I could say….. before we said goodbye to you, on the last day of May…..”     

“Gone but will never be forgotten”

 As per Carol’s wishes, a private invitation only celebration of her life will be held in the near future.

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KERNICK, Rita Ruby nee Schutz

03.06.1921 – 26.05.2021

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Lutheran Home.

Devoted and loving wife of Sid (deceased), cherished mother of Trevor, Robert, Susan and Steven.  Loving mother-in-law of Beverley, Richard and Anita.  Adored Nanna of Lisa and Greg, Michael and Ellen, Rarnee, Louise, Cara, Justin and Therese.  Loving Great Nanna of Keira, Brea, Lacey, Hudson and Archie, Senspri, Hayden and Ashton.

Love is not measured by the years you live, but by the love you gave and the things you did.

Jesus loves me this I know.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Rita, to be held on Thursday 3 June 2021 at 2pm in St Petri Lutheran Church, 21 Second Street, Nuriootpa, and her committal to follow at the Nuriootpa Cemetery.

Registrations of attendance required to susanelboehm@gmail.com by 5pm 2/6/2021.  Numbers restricted due to covid regulations.

Floral tributes welcome or donations appreciated to Lutheran Community Care, Barossa, www.lccare.org.au

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HURST, Neil Bruce (Jum)

Died on May 29, 2021.  Aged 84 years.

Beloved husband and great friend of Margaret (dec).  Dear and much loved Dad of Ann and Jane.  Respected father-in-law of Ron Robinson and Paul Dewing.  Loving and proud Boo of Naomi and Rachel.

Only child of Charles and Alice Hurst late of Tanunda.

Faithfully home with Jesus.

The Funeral Service for Neil will be held in its entirety in St Aidan’s Anglican Church, Murray Street, Tanunda on Friday June 4, 2021 at 2pm.

Please email janepaul@cobweb.com.au to register your attendance.

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REDDEN, Alison, nee Randell

Now resting in the arms of Jesus, on 29 May 2021, surrounded by her children.  Aged 79 years.

Dearly loved by her late husband Grant.  Loving and supportive Mum of Ashley and Carolyn; Scott and Barb; Leonie; Dean and Cheryl; Darren and Kate.  Adored Nanna of Corey and Brooke; Simon, Krystal, Shaun and Abbigayle; Sharna; Jarrad, Lauren, Daniel and Alycia; Will and Emma and their families.

Tears in our eyes we can wipe away, but our love for you will always stay.

Donations in lieu of flowers, to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, online to flyingdoctor.org.au

Funeral attendance by invitation.

CLICK HERE to watch Alison’s service by Live Stream.

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WEICHERT, Margaret Erna

19/10/1926 – 26/5/2021

Passed away peacefully at Kapunda Homes.  Now in God’s Care.

Dearly loved sister of Eddie and Erina.  Loved Auntie of Neil, Anne, Roger and John and their families.  Sorely missed by her wider Bethel family.

A special thank you to all the beautiful caring staff and volunteers at Kapunda Homes.

Private Funeral

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KELLY, Dudley Cyril

5.1.1933 ~ 16.5.2021

Passed away peacefully, now at rest with his beloved wife Beryl.  Dearly loved Dad of Susie and Lynn. Loved father-in-law of Richard. Poppa of Kellie and Nathan, Brooke and Andrew; Zoe, Tyson and Brodie. Great Grandpa to Maddison, Billie and Summer.

Forever in our Hearts

A private family service was held on Friday 21 May 2021 in the Barossa Funerals Chapel.  Rev Brian Phillips kindly officiated.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service for Dudley, to be held in the Ceduna Sports Club, 8 Eyre Highway, Ceduna on Friday 4 June 2021 commencing at 4.00 pm.

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REEVE, Marilyn Louise

Passed away peacefully, on 23 May 2021 in the Tanunda Hospital.

Mother of Thomas.

An opportunity to say goodbye to Marnie will be available on Tuesday 8 June 2021, at 4.00pm, at the Barossa Funeral Home, 1 Petras Street, Tanunda.  Father Steven de Kleer will kindly officiate.

Private Cremation

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VOGT, Lorna Dorothy, nee Schutz

Passed away peacefully on 19 May 2021. Aged 94 years.

Much loved wife of Louis (dec).   Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kathy and Dean, Gary and Sue, Anita and Lynton, Heather and Neil, Jenice and Geoff, Ian and Merryl, and Tanya. Grandmother to 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

At peace in her eternal home. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Lorna to be held on Monday 31 May 2021, commencing at 10.45 am in St Petri Lutheran Church, 21 Second Street, Nuriootpa.  Registrations of attendance required, email vogtheather.56@gmail.com

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FROMM, Diane Marie, nee Neldner

 Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on 16 May 2021.

Dearly loved wife of Graham.

Much loved Mum and Mother-in-law of Carlene and Taylor, Jess and Mark.

Adored Nanny of Avaleigh and Adeline.

With Jesus in God’s heavenly home.

 Forever in our Hearts.

A celebration of Diane’s life was held on Saturday 29 May 2021 at 11.00 am, at St Jakobi Lutheran School, Lyndoch Valley Road, Lyndoch, followed by Diane’s committal in the Lyndoch Cemetery.

CLICK HERE to watch Diane’s service video

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KEAST, Norman Walter

“Norm’s Coolies”

Passed away peacefully at home on 25 May 2021.

Aged 98 years.

A graveside Funeral Service will be held on Friday 28 May 2021, commencing at 2:00pm in the St John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Tanunda.

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 WIEBRECHT, Judith Gwendolyn, nee Krieg

Passed away suddenly at home on 14 May 2021.

Aged 70 years.

Dearly loved wife and special friend of the late Malcolm.

Loving mother of Alison and husband Jaymes.

In God’s Care

Judy’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 2:00pm in Grace “St Paul’s” Lutheran Church, Murray Street, Tanunda, to be followed by Judy’s committal in the Tabor Cemetery, Tanunda.

CLICK HERE to watch Judy’s funeral service.

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WILKSCH, Loris, nee Lange

Passed away peacefully on 10th May 2021.  Aged 86 years.

Loved wife of Leon for 62 years.

Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Leanne and Toby, Kathy and Patrick.

Cherished Grandmother of John and Chloe, Emma, Alexander, Ashleigh, Carl.

Loving Sister of Hazel (deceased) and Jean and Sister-in-law of Don.

In God’s Care

Special thanks to the Staff at the Barossa Village for their care of Loris.

The Funeral Service for Loris was held on Monday 17 May 2021 at 11:00am in St Michaels Gnadenfrei Lutheran Church, Marananga,   followed by Loris’ Committal in the adjoining Cemetery.

Donations to Uniting Communities, online to unitingcommunities.org

To watch Loris’ Funeral Service CLICK HERE

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TSCHARKE, Mavis, nee Mickan

07.05.1921 – 11.05.2021

Passed away peacefully.

Loving mother of Richard (dec), Elizabeth, Rosalie, Meg, Helane and Carolyn.  Loving mother-in-law of Neville, Don, Barry, Chris and Kym.  Loving Nana of Renata, Ingrid, Carl, Heidi, Sharon, Anneka, Jackson, Tennyson, Dana, Fallon & Beth, Luke, Jess, Scott, Jason, Steven, Talya, Luke, Simon & Steve.

Loving Great Nana of Rudy, Walt, Imogen, Harper, Reuben, Denisha, Shana, Rebecca, Isaac, Caleb, Oakley, Rio, Elki & two more great grandchildren on the way.

Your unwavering faith in Jesus shone bright and you were an inspiration to all those who met you. We are all so blessed to have known and loved you.

Reunited with Harold and safe in the arms of Jesus.

Jesus loves me this I know.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Mavis, to be held on Friday 14 May 2021 at 3.00 pm in St John’s Lutheran Church Ebenezer.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Mavis’ favourite charity, The Bible Society. Envelopes will be available at the Service or click here biblesociety.org.au

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SECKER, Peter Wilfred

Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly on 4th May 2021.

Aged 82 years.

Dearly loved husband of Jeneth.  Loving Dad and Father-in-law of Leanne and Les, Andrew and Leanne, Steven and Megan.  Much loved Pa of Nicole and Glynn, Nathan and Alana; Luke and Shelley, Caitlin.

In the blinking of an eye the world can change. A moment of time that changes everything that has gone before it and will follow after it. Between one catch of a breath and the next, the rest of forever defined by that single, solitary moment.

It is sad to walk the road alone, instead of side by side. But to all there comes a moment when the ways of life divide. You gave us years of happiness then came sorrow and tears, But you left us beautiful memories, we will treasure through the years.

In God’s care

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Peter, to be held on Monday 10 May 2021 at 2.00 pm in the Langmeil Lutheran Church, Maria Street, Tanunda.

Registration of attendance required  service4peter@gmail.com

Private Cremation

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BARNETT, John Christopher

10.9.1963 – 26.4.2021

Passed away peacefully at home on Monday as the sun was rising and a kookaburra was singing.  His breathing slowed in the early hours and he was calm, surrounded by his loving family as he took his final breath.

We are heartbroken but will keep on fighting as a family as he ‘Rides Like Crazy’ in a special place in all of our hearts.

Our legend, our warrior, inspiration to all, no longer suffering, rest easy our hero.

We will always love you x

Johnny’s Celebration of his Life was held in it’s entirety, in the Old Redemption Cellar, Peter Lehmann Wines, Para Road Tanunda on Friday 7 May 2021.

CLICK HERE  to watch Johnny’s celebration of life

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BALDOCK, William ‘Bill’ Ted

7.10.1946 – 26.4.2021

Passed away peacefully at Tanunda Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones.

Dearly loved father of Bruce and Victoria. Cherished grandfather to Eden and Ella, father-in-law to Judy and David. Brother to Margaret.

Deeply loved, forever missed.

Bill’s family invite relatives and friends to a service to commemorate his life on Monday May 3rd 2021 at 1.00pm in the Barossa Funerals Chapel, 51 Basedow Road, Tanunda.

Private Cremation

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SCHOLZ, Colin Robert

Passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021 at Angaston Hospital.  Aged 93 years.

Much loved husband of Laurel (dec).  Loving father of Peter and Maggie (dec), Ann and Colin, Jenny and Dean.

Reunited with the love of his life.

My Dad, my hero.  I was always in awe of your knowledge, guidance and wisdom.  You showed me what a man should be.  You set the bar high and inspired me to try and reach for it by your example.  I am honoured to have had your and Mum’s influence in my life.  Love always, Pete

Thanks Dad for sharing your life with me over so many years together.  I consider it a privilege to be able to share in the good times and the bad.  We had so many fun times together but now is the time for you to go on your next adventure.  With much love, Ann

Our dear Dad is now reunited with Mum.  Through life he was always there for me.  No job too big or too small.  With all our love, Jenny and Dean

A private family service has been held for Colin.

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JENKE, Lois Elva, nee Liersch

Passed away peacefully on 17 April 2021 at Lyell McEwin Hospital, with her children and husband of 60 years by her side.

Aged 82 years.

Dearly loved wife of John, devoted mother to Anne, Kym (deceased) and Mark and respected mother-in-law of Rebecca.  Adored Nanna of Lisa, Anthony, Oscar and Matilda and much-loved Great-grandma of Charlotte and Devin.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered ‘Come with Me’.  Resting Peacefully

Lois’s service to celebrate her life, was held on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 1:00pm, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Rowland Flat.

Private Cremation

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CLARK, Lynette Elizabeth, nee Brown

 of Tanunda, formerly Berri

26.9.1946 ~ 14.4.2021

Passed away peacefully at home in the loving care of her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Aged 74 years.

Devoted wife of Maurice (dec).

Loving mother to Brenton, Darren, Janine and their partners.

The most proudest Nanna to Sophie, Calern, Ellie, Oscar, Abbey, Alex, Leila, Joe, Jess and Emmie.

 You weren’t ready to leave, you fought to the end, you were brave and we are proud.

Re united with Dad ~ now we have 2 angels watching over us.

In accordance with Mum’s wishes a private celebration of her life will be held.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation to Barossa Area Fundraisers for Cancer would be appreciated and can be made direct to www.baffc.com.au

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SCHUTZ, Joan Rebecca, nee Orrock

10.1.1934 ~ 16.4.2021

Passed away peacefully at Eudunda Aged Care.

Dearly loved wife of Dudley (dec).  Loving mother and mother-in-law of Neville and Verna; Trevor (dec); Murray and Kathy.  Nanna and Great-Nanna to Nicholas and Nicole, Aneka, Layke and Cohen; Simon and Amanda, Emily and Daniel; Joel and Courtney, Reid and Ruby; and Taylor.

Reunited with Dudley

A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at St John’s Lutheran Church, Eudunda, on Thursday 22 April 2021 at 1:30pm, followed by Joan’s committal in the Eudunda Cemetery.  Registration of attendance required, please phone or text Verna on 0400 811073

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REHN, Amanda Mary

 14.5.1957 ~ 4.4.2021

Amanda passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer.

Dearly loved partner of Allan.

Loved sister to Erolyn, Lesley, Norma and Allen (d). Sister in law to Coral, Ramon (d) and Wes (d).

“Miss me ~ but let me go”

 A private memorial service will be held.  Friends and family will be advised of a Celebration of Amanda’s life to be held in May.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation would be appreciated and can made direct to www.curebraincancer.org.au

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WECKERT, Jodi Marie

It is with our deepest regret that we inform you of the death of our beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter and Sister, Jodi Weckert on April 2, 2021.

A memorial will be held on April 12 at Bungaree Station, in the garden, at 2pm.

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