NETTER, Reverend Werner Franz (Frank)
1941 – 2020
Reverend Werner Franz (Frank) Netter passed away after a long struggle in the hospital with Alzheimer’s, urosepsis and multiple complications at the Southwood Hospice on April 3, 2020 at the age of 78 years. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Lori Berarducci (Shane); grandson Mathieu; granddaughter Darian Netter (Trever); great-granddaughter Adalynn and new great-granddaughter expected in July; son Jonathan and Rasha Netter; grandchildren Jack and Sophie; son Tim and Kamala and grandchildren Ben and Megan. He is also survived by Joan; sister Bertha (Don) Brooks; brothers Bob (Linda) Netter and Fred (Theresa) Netter and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents Nellie and Ben.
Born in Oregon City, Oregon, he loved telling wonderful stories of his life growing up on the family farm and the fun he had with his brothers, sister and parents. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Pacific Lutheran University and then his Masters of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary. He received his calling to do the Lord’s work and began his life’s work in Scandia, Alberta in 1968. In 1972, he moved to Kindersley, SK with his family where they lived until 1991 when he and Joan moved to Cold Lake, AB until 2002. From there, they moved to Hanna, AB until his retirement in 2007 from the ministry. Dad moved to Calgary in 2007 and lived with his daughter Lori and family until his passing. Dad’s life was full of wonderful memories of his hiking and backpacking days with his Wilderness Hiking Camp, his beautiful woodworking and his amazing ability to talk to anyone and his compassionate and kind spirit. He created lifelong friendships everywhere he went. His was a life full of love for everyone and everything. His family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave him so much joy and he found joy in everything, from the birds he loved watching or his woodworking. One of dads favorite sayings from Mary Poppins, “I love to laugh, loud and long and clear.”
Many thanks to the wonderful staff in Unit 41 and 52 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and to the amazing medical and nursing staff at Southwood Hospice who were so wonderful to Dad and Lori in his last weeks.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, the family would appreciate donations being made in Frank’s memory directly to the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society.
Messages of remembrance may be left for the family at www.southcalgaryfuneralcentre.ca
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CREMATORIUM (at Lake Fraser Gate)
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