Franz (Frank) Goertzen
February 12, 1939 – September 16, 2017
Franz (Frank) Goertzenwas born in Hythe Alberta to Peter and Tina Goertzen on Febuary 12, 1939 and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Frank was born and raised on a farm and stayed on the farm until early in his married life, a few years later he decided to become his own boss and ventured into dry walling, this he did until he retired 20 years ago.
Frank had a lot of interests and was very involved with the church on Banford Road in Chilliwack and later when the church moved and became Eden Mennonite he continued his involvement in many different areas from Youth leader, Sunday school teacher, usher and many other areas.
Dad’s hobbies were his gardening and later his love for Christmas brought about an animated display where he raised funds for the Victims Assistance in Chilliwack.
Along with that dad loved to carve and his many canes, statue carvings and plaques are a testament to his love for the art.
Dad is lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years Lena, his children Brenda (Bill) Schofield, Wes (Lori) Goertzen and Denise (Alvin Warkentin) Tolmie.
As well by his grandchildren, Christian, Sydneigh, Bailey (Shayne), Schuyler and Abigayle, Rebekah, Grace, Hannah and great-grandchildren Koral and Cadence.
Along with his brothers and sisters, Frieda (Werner) Bartel, Ernie (Betty-Lou) Goertzen, Elizabeth (Peter) Neuman, Margaret (Alvin) Epp, Irene (Bob) Cropper, Ruth (Don) Riediger
Dad was predeceased by his parents Peter and Tina Goertzen, his brother Jake Goertzen and baby Goertzen.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Eden Mennonite Church on Chilliwack Central Road in Chilliwack followed by a light lunch in the down stairs of the church.
The family would like to thank all who were involved on the day he passed.
There are many and we don’t want to miss anyone. Please know that we all felt your love and support and couldn’t have made it that day without your help.
Memorial donations may be made in dad’s name to the Victims Assistance Program in Chilliwack.
Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca
Woodlawn Funeral Home