Frieda Turigan

Frieda Turigan

September 29, 1928 – July 8, 2013

Frieda passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the age of 84 years.

She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her loving family: son Bill (Alice) Turigan of Ponoka, daughter Shirley (Doug) McKay of Stettler, grandchildren Jason Turigan, Sarah-Lee (Steve) Koleyak, Kenton McKay and Joel (Miranda) McKay, great-grandchildren Jayla and Eli Koleyak and Carson and Heath McKay. Frieda is survived by her brother Helmut (Emma) Gebhardt of Stettler, sisters Molly Kuefler of Wetaskiwin and Esther Trefz of Stettler, and brothers-in-law Paul (Ruth) Turigan of Oliver, BC and Otto Straub of Eckville.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Stettler, Alberta with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. Frieda’s grandchildren: Jason Turigan, Sarah-Lee Koleyak, Kent McKay and Joel McKay gave a loving tribute to their grandmother. LeeAnn Kinderwater, Joan Rushton and Debbie Simon presented their gifts of music and song, leading the congregational hymns: The Old Rugged Cross, Blest Be The Tie and Under His Wings and also presented a special solo selection Stand By Me. A beautiful pictorial tribute of Frieda’s life was shown. Honorary pallbearers were Lorna and Barry Brown, Donna and Ron Beier, Penny and Don Tash and Elenore Gabert. Frieda Turigan was laid to rest beside her husband Carl Frederick Turigan at Lake View Cemetery, Stettler with Jason Turigan, Sarah-Lee Turigan, Kent McKay, Joel McKay, Linda Lavoie and Gerald Blumhagen serving as active pallbearers. Following the interment service family and friends joined together at St. Peter Lutheran Church for a time of fellowship and a luncheon prepared and served by the Lutheran Church Women.

Donations gratefully accepted to St. Peter Lutheran Church Building Fund or Stettler Health Services Foundation c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send or view condolences to Frieda’s family, please visit

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