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750 6th Avenue West
Melville, SK S0A 2P0
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Dennis Assman

Dennis William Assman

Wednesday, October 11, 1944 - Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Dennis was born to William and Irene (nee Wirth) Assman on October 11, 1944, in Neudorf, SK. They were a farming family, and he spent his childhood years learning the life of a “farmer” and being the older brother of two sisters. As a child, Dennis told stories of how he would walk or take the horse and buggy to start the stove at the school. Of course, in the “good ol’ days”, kids had it more difficult and would have to walk to school uphill both ways!!!

On July 29, 1966, Dennis married Edna Friesen from Altona, MB. Once married, Dennis and Edna moved to Yorkton, SK, and Dennis worked as a construction worker. Dennis and Edna then decided to move to Winnipeg, MB, to branch out and experience new career opportunities.

In 1968, Edna gave birth to their eldest child, Deanna, and the following year, in 1969, welcomed their second child, Dean. Their third child, David, was born in 1971. ln 1975, Dennis and Edna decided to move back to Saskatchewan and resided on the Assman family farm at Neudorf. It was during this time that their youngest child, Debbie, was born. Their family was now complete.

Along with raising their four children, Dennis learned his many “crafts” with a self-described “jack of all trades…master of none” mentality! In fact, Dennis did master many jobs in life, those being an electrician, plumber, truck driver, carpenter, CN conductor and yard master. He was never scared to tackle any project, and his work was always admired, which left others wondering how he did it! Dennis had a sideline business with his brother-in-law building homes and cabins at Crooked Lake. These homes were very well built; they never leaked and their foundations never cracked... no small feat when building on a lakefront property!

Dennis loved to hunt, fish, camp, play bingo, visit friends and family, and enjoy the occasional schnapps. He was a very sociable individual who had a wonderful sense of humour and loved to crack the jokes. He was known for his many one-liners and used them whenever the situation presented itself. Once you met Dennis, you never forgot him; he was the true definition of the word “character”! The mold was broken when Dennis was born!

Dennis was predeceased by his loving wife, Edna, in 2011; his father, William, in 1995; and his mother, Irene, in 2009. He is survived by his four children and their families: daughter Deanna (Brent) Bobier and their children, Christopher and Megan; son Dean (Heidi) Assman and their children, Mitchell, Eric and Scott; son David Assman; daughter Debbie Assman and her children, Kianna (Mike), Marshal and Taylen; sisters Sharon Skotheim and Carol (Raymond) Mathies; sister-in-law Kathy (Brian) Loos; brother-in-law Murray (Mabel) Richards; and many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
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    Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:00am
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Melville
    258 10th Avenue West
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    The reception will follow the funeral service, with interment following the reception.
    Rev. Kim Sherwin
  • Interment

    Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Neudorf
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    Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Reception

    Horizon Credit Union Centre
    575 2nd Avenue West
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Karin Broda

Posted at 03:38pm
My deepest sympathy to the Assman family on the loss of their father and grandfather. Dennis always had a smile and something smart to say to make you smile! He will be missed!

Carla and Clayton Bennett

Posted at 03:24pm
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Murray Hanowski

Posted at 12:39pm
All our sympathies to the family
Rest In Peace Dennis
God Bless
Murray and Linda Hanowski

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