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Date of Passing: Jul 20, 2017

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ARTHUR GITZEL Arthur Gitzel suffered a stroke in his home and passed peacefully soon after, in the hospital, on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the age of 87. He is survived by wife Gaylene Gietzel, son John Gietzel (Candace), grandchildren Janaya, Halden, Johann and Lucca. He is sadly missed by his sister, Hedwig Scham, nephew George, and niece Waltraut. He came to Winnipeg from Germany in 1952 where he established himself as a machinist with the CN Rail. His passion was to repair and restore any type of machine or tool. Art loved the lake where he hand built the family cottage in Ontario with no electricity or road access. Visitation is after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 with funeral following at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson Funeral Chapel, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 25, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Gaylene, I am very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I recall the wedding Dan and I attended with you and Arthur. We had a lot of fun. - Posted by: June Pospishell (co-worker) on: Jul 28, 2017

  • Dear Gaylene, John & Candace, Janaya, Halden, Johann & Lucca...we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Husband, Father & Grandfather. It was so nice to spend time with Art at your family events. He had such a nice way about him and I enjoyed his stories, very much. He will surely be missed. May the beautiful memories of the wonderful times you had together, carry you through this time. Much love, Christie, Sean, Madison & Oliver - Posted by: Christie & Sean Leland (Sister-in-law to John ) on: Jul 25, 2017

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