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Went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the age of 79. He is survived by his loving wife Christa; his sons Randy (Tammy) of Kelowna and Ken (Kim) of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren Mariah and Madison; his brother Willi (Irene) of St. Albert, AB; his sisters Maria Rodenberg (Hubert) of San Carlos, CA and Augustine Helmhold of Edmonton, AB; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and Christa’s family, son George (Paula), daughter Trixi (Roger), grandchildren Emily, Alana and Linsay. Leo is sadly predeceased by his brother-in-law Willi. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna. Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church (Benevolent Fund). If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Grace Lutheran Church (Benevolent Fund), 1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1J3


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The service for GENDEMANN, Leo is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Grace Lutheran Church

1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, BC


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  • Christine, David, Caralyn and Michael Ludwig says:

    Dear Christa, Randy, Ken and Family,

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your families at the sudden passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather, Leo. We have very fond memories of him and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.

  • Tom & Jane Dalgarno says:

    Dear Christa, Randy, Kenny & Families:

    Those that we have lost never truly leave us. Leo will remain in your hearts forever and those that he has touched with his kind smile and gentle laughter. May God be with you & your families through this difficult period. Our sincere condolences.

    Tom & Jane Dalgarno

  • Jo-Ann and Barry Lloyd says:

    So very, very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. I shall miss our bantering back and forth while you “made my hair beautiful”.

    Great big hugs to you my dear friend. Our condolences to the family.

  • Niki & Brian Cullum - Kansas City says:

    We have such wonderful memories of our 2 visits to Kelowna and spending time with Leo & Christa, Randy & Tammy, & Ken & Kim. Leo will be missed by all.

  • Peter and Bernie Rachinski says:

    Just want to to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you and for God to bless you and your family at this time.

  • Monika Strand says:

    Dear Christa, Randy, Kenny & the entire Gendemann Family-

    Sending all our love from the California Rodenberg Clan. We will forever cherish the wonderful family memories shared with our uncle, godfather, and brother. Saddened by our loss, we will take comfort knowing he is looking down on us from heaven now. If I know my Uncle…he would say, “It’s okay to miss me, but Ach du Lieber… remember the fun and laughs we’ve shared too!” Notice…half the sentence is in English and the other half is in German. This is something our family just does! He would want us to continue living life to the fullest, (ex; start that great business idea if that’s your passion)–Uncle Leo and I share that entrepreneurial spirit, love your family members deeply, … and lastly–it’s okay to be stubborn every once in awhile! That’s in our blood too!! 🙂

    We love you all very much and wish we could be there with everyone. Sending you all our warmest & biggest California hugs.
    Monika, Dave, Alyssa & Kayla Strand
    Peter Rodenberg
    Dieter, Cherilynn & Juliana Rodenberg
    Maria & Hubert Rodenberg

  • Pam Davey says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Pam Davey

  • Wilf & Bronwen Bruckmann says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

  • Wilf & Bronwen Bruckmann says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Linda and Walter Bauer says:

    Dear Krista and Family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Leo. We will miss him, his smile, good nature and candid conversation.

    He is resting in the arms of the Lord. God Bless, Walter and Linda Bauer, Oyama BC

  • jeannette bessette says:

    Dear Krista, warmest synpathy to you and your familly on Leo’s sudden passing.I have many fond memories of you cutting my hair and watching Leo work in his garden.

  • Carol (Oaks) Mukanik says:

    Dear Christa
    I am so sorry for your loss
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time


  • Karla Krysa says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family

  • Yolanda Caria says:

    So sorry for your loss Christa,thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Always your friend,
    Yolanda Caria and family

  • Lori Woynarski says:

    Dear Christa and family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you Christa and all your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time
    Lori Woynarski

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