Doreen Schlechter (Wendland) of Yorkton, SK and formerly of Bangor, SK passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018. Doreen was born at Grayson, SK on November 11, 1933 to Henry and Johanna Wendland. She attended Haver School. The family then moved to Melville, SK in 1948 for one year and in 1949 her parents bought a farm north of Bangor. Doreen worked for Alice Huber as a telephone operator and this is where she met Joseph Schlechter. They were united in marriage on October 29, 1951. Joe and Doreen had 8 children. They purchased their first home in Bangor from Bill and Marion Faye and lived there, farming just out of the town for 12 years. They decided to purchase a farm from Bob and Isabel Williams west of Bangor and lived and farmed there for 19 years. Doreen worked at Morris Lodge in Bangor while being active on the farm. In 1982 they moved back into Bangor and purchased a home from Paul and Margaret Hudy where Joe had been the Rural Route Mail Carrier and Doreen then took over as the Postmistress. On November 22, 1998 Joe passed away and Doreen remained living and working there. Doreen retired from Canada Post after 25 years and in 2008 she moved to Melville. In 2012 Doreen decided to move to Yorkton, where she remained until her passing. Doreen was involved with St. Michaels Church in Bangor and The Catholic Women's Auxiliary, being a member for 50 years. Also the Bangor New Horizons Club, Bangor Rec Board, Bangor Curling Club, Morris Lodge, Rural Crime Watch and the Qu'Appelle Valley Recreation Association. She enjoyed gardening, loved to watch curling and also took great pride in watching the Toronto Blue Jays, she would often meet her friends for coffee or a meal out. She LOVED to dance! She would often travel to Regina and various local towns to attend a senior's dance. This was a passion until she was not able to do so anymore. Doreen is predeceased by her husband, Joseph (November 22, 1998); her son, Dennis (April 21, 2008); a stepgranddaughter, Ava Buitenhuis (January 10, 2012); her parents, Henry and Johannna Wendland; sisters, Sophie Wendland at the age of 9 and Evelyn Gelowitz; brothers, Frank and Arnold Wendland; in-laws Tony Gelowitz, Kay Wendland; Parents-in-law Karl and Margaret Schlechter; in-laws Tony Varga, Bill and Irene Schlechter, Margaret Ward, Maxine Schlechter, Rynold Schlechter and Eva Schlechter. She leaves to mourn her passing, 7 children, 12 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 stepgreat-grandchildren. Dennis' daughter, Jessica Graham (David) Magdalena and Baxter; Larry (Donna), Blaine (Chrissy) and Peyton, Tina Funk (Darren) Nathen & Elyssa; Gail Jordens (Donnie), Mark (Char Cholik) Colleen (Jared Buitenhuis) Cason & Blake; Shirley Nolan (Jamie) & Brezlyn; Bev Kitch (Tom), Travis (Lisa Marie) Sawyer and Emerson, Kirby Zak (Blake) Brandon and Presley; Allan (Darlene), Chelsea & Kingston, Jared (Allyssa) Kayle and Kase; Cathy Hershmiller (Clint), Jeremy (Melissa), Brad (Justina) Mason & Khloe and Nadine Roberts (Les) Tylane (Adamik Frumen) & Koal. Also brothers, Clarence Wendland, Harold Wendland; sisters-in-law Dolly Wendland, Gloria Wendland, Clara Wendland; brothers-in-law Len Schlechter, Charlie Schlechter, Frank (Hilda) Schlechter; sister-in-law Betty Varga, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. The funeral service was held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Fr. Louis Nguyen of St. Gerard's RC Church as celebrant. Blaine Schlechter gave the eulogy. The Lectors were Tina Funk, Kirby Zak & Nolan & Chelsea Schlechter. The intercessions were led by Donald Ward. Music was provided by Len Gadica and Len Varga. The interment took place in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery at Bangor with Tylane & Koal Roberts serving as the urn bearers. A reception followed at the Bangor Community Hall. Memorials may be made to St. Michael's RC Cemetery Fund, c/o Box 4, Bangor, SK S0A 0E0. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com.
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