Viola (née Ehalt) Doepker
March 28, 1926 – November 21, 2022

Viola (née Ehalt) Doepker, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully on Monday November 21, 2022. She was born March 28, 1926, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan to parents Alois and Theresa (née Ebert) Ehalt. She, along with her four sisters and two brothers, all lived in a small farmhouse just outside Annaheim, SK. They did not have much and worked hard to keep the farm going. She met and later married Bernard Doepker on September 20, 1948, in a double ceremony with her sister Sal and Norbert Kunz. Bernard was the love of her life, and they spent 54 years together. Their home was in Annaheim, and they had four children together: Dave, James, Terri, and Val. As her husband worked many long hours Viola was the caregiver of the children and the house, and she took pride in the cleanliness and well-being of both. She was active in the community and the church. She prayed the Rosary daily. Viola was also a proud member of the Catholic Women’s League and devoted over 65 years to the organization. She and Bernard retired to Humboldt and enjoyed their years there with their children and grandchildren coming to visit as often as possible. Her house was always full of love, laughter, and the smell of her baking and cooking. Her passions included quilting, cooking, baking, knitting, and crocheting and she often made gifts for her family. She went from growing up without electricity to video chatting and using social media on her iPad. But no matter what, she always found time to pray for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Viola was kind and caring and made an impact on many lives, including her care aides, nurses, and doctors. She was close to her whole family and had a special relationship and a place in her heart for each one and she is now watching over all of us. Viola will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by: her son Dave (Vi) Doepker and his family: Mara (Kirby) Wasserman and sons Jacob (Madison) and Daniel, Robbie Doepker; her son James (Kathy) Doepker and family: Lynette (Andy) Stewart and daughters Ava and Arden, Warren Doepker and daughter Penny, Royden Doepker; her daughter Terri (Norm) Cowley and family: Christine (special friend John) and son Connor, Nichole (Mark) Flinton and sons Eli and Max; her daughter Val (Kelly) Kunz and family: Tinaya Kunz and daughters Danica and Mika, Blair Kunz, and Jade Kunz and children Deakin and Zylie; many step grandchildren and their families; brother Eddie (Margaret) Ehalt; sister Irene Wourms; in-laws: Donald and Eileen Doepker, Doris Doepker, and Dan Revering; and many nieces and nephews. Viola was predeceased by: her husband Bernard Doepker; parents Alois and Theresa (née Ebert) Ehalt; brother Clarence Ehalt; sisters Margaret Sarauer, Dolores Halebera and Sal Kunz; and many in-laws. Rest in peace Viola, and make sure Bernard dances daily with you. Prayers were held at Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, Humboldt, on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., with Bev Trach presiding; Mara Doepker and Lynette Doepker, scripture readers, and Erika Rybinski provided music. The Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. John Ezeoruonye. Others taking part were: Daniel Wassermann, cross bearer; Lynette Stewart and Connor Hellofs, scripture readers; Nichole Flitton and Jade Kunz, prayers of the faithful; Royden Doepker, Connor Hellofs, Tinaya Kunz and three of Viola’s young great-grandchildren, gift bearers; and Connie Puetz and Pat Kunz, memorial table attendants. Music ministry was provided by The St. Augustine Funeral Choir. Urn bearers were Val Kunz and Terri Cowley; and honorary pallbearers were Michael Wourms, Bobbie Revering and Linda Kolbeck, with an honor guard provided by the Catholic Women’s League formed the honour guard. Following the service, a memorial luncheon was held at St. Augustine Parish Hall with Jacob Wassermann as eulogist and Nichole Flinton who provided a memories slide show. Interment followed the luncheon at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Annaheim, SK. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund (PO Box 915, Annaheim, SK S0K 0G0), or to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation - Home Care Fund (PO Box 1740, Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A0).

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan