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Born: Sep 21, 1925
Date of Passing: Aug 18, 2003Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JULIUS FAHR Suddenly and peacefully at his beloved home, in the early hours of August 18, 2003, our loving husband, father and Opa succumbed to his illness and passed away at the age of 77. He is held in loving memory by his wife of 54 years Gerda; sons, Wolfgang (Patricia) and Thomas; grandchildren, Johnathan and James. He was predeceased by his parents, Wilhelm and Bertha and brothers, August and Edmond. Julius was born in Europe September 21, 1925, and after finishing grade school he joined the army at the age of 18, becoming one of its youngest officers. After the war he attended teachers college and majored in History and languages, mastering five of them. He married Gerda on April 22, 1949 and shortly after in 1951 they immigrated to Canada where they were welcomed and supported by Westphal family. He refused teaching jobs and chose to shovel coal till the next March when he got a job at Brett Young Seed Company as a salesman and shortly after became manager of the hatchery and part owner at the firm. During this time Julius and Gerda started farming in East St. Paul in 1954. In 1975, Brett Young Seed was sold to Mackenzie Seeds. With extra time on his hands, he became a member of the German Business Professional Association and held the position of President from 1976 to 1977, and a director at Hansa Credit Union. In 1973, he formed a partnership with six businessmen called Niverville Feed and Farm Supply Ltd. What now is known as Puratone, one of the largest hog and feed companies in Western Canada. Julius was a long time member of St. Peters Lutheran in Winnipeg. He took on the challenge brought to him to help establish a new Lutheran congregation in East St. Paul called Abundant Life Lutheran Church. Julius was a silent partner in many business and personal ventures. A well respected member of the larger community. Julius was a very optimistic person, showing courage, wisdom and generosity in many situations and will be missed by all of us and his legacy will be a challenge for future generations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abundant Life Lutheran Church Building Fund, 661 Hoddinott Rd., East St. Paul, MB R2E 1B7 or a charity of ones choice. With the familys deepest regards of thanks go to the East St. Paul Police and EMS services. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main St. A gathering of family and friends will follow in the Glen Eden Reception Centre. RUHE IN FRIEDEN Arrangements entrusted to: GLEN EDEN FUNERAL HOME 4477 MAIN STREET 338-7111
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 21, 2003
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