August Joseph Degenstein

    • August Joseph Degenstein
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of August Joseph Degenstein peacefully at Vulcan Extendicare Centre, Vulcan, AB on 8 May 2008 at the age of 94.

    August was born at Berwick, North Dakota USA but moved at a young age to Turin, AB where his family settled before later moving to Lomond AB. August was a WW II veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1942 to 1945 where he saw action on the Continent.  After demobilisation, he moved to Warner, AB and worked at farming before settling in 1948 in the Champion, AB area where he purchased and worked his own farm.

    A Funeral Mass will be held on 12 May at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Champion with interment in the Champion Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Champion Cemetery Maintenance Association, Box 99, Champion, T0L 0R0 or Vulcan Extendicare Auxiliary, Box 810, Vulcan, T0L 2B0. {gdJul2016kh}