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May 25, 1940 — May 31, 2023

Born in Germany on May 25, 1940, Herb Pelzer went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2023, in Kelowna, BC.

Herb is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Hilde; children David Pelzer, and Christine (Phil) Spoelstra; and grandchildren Elijah Spoelstra, Naomi (Grayson) Ukrainetz, and Tessa (Canyon) Lewis. He is predeceased by his daughter Valerie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Green Bay Bible Camp.

A celebration of Herb’s life will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 1:00 pm, at Grace Baptist Church, 1150 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below).

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Livestream Link: Livestream Herb Pelzer’s Service

Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 1:00 pm

Grace Baptist Church, 1150 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for PELZER, Herb is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Grace Baptist Church, 1150 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC

1150 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Laura Thompson says:

    We will miss you Herb. Thank you for all the good times you gave us on the courts. You always had a smile and a chuckle and would encourage us to try and get our spin ball working. Rest well my friend . my condolences to your family. Laura Thompson

  • Jan Demers says:

    My heart goes out to this family. I will cherish my memories of him.

  • Ken and Lorraine Starnes says:

    Our sympathies to Hilde and family . We’ve been neighbours for the past seven years and will miss you Herb.

  • Kamelia Najafi says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss Christine and Family. It is never easy to lose a parent. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time 🌹

  • Brian Drought says:

    Hilde and family,
    My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Herb was a special friend and we enjoyed table tennis for many years at his church, in Rutland and many other venues. Always enjoyed coffee and goodies often from Hilde after playing. Have this fond photo of Herb and I from 2009 after a win. Good memories of a very likeable guy who will be missed.
    Brian Drought

  • Carole Benner says:

    Even though Herb and Hilde only became my neighbours on March 22nd of this year it didn’t take long to
    See what a lovely man he was. I can appreciate his love of gardening and how difficult it must have been for him not to be able to be out planting his tomatoes and new plants as well as tending his gardens.
    He’ll be missed by many of the friends and associates he’s made over his years residing at the “Sandalwood”.

  • George , & Theresa Voros says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard times, Herb was a special Friend ,and we miss him a great deal , and Hildegard. Thank you for everything , Until We met again, George & Theresa Voros

  • Bert Suss says:

    We are saddened by the sudden passing of Herb. We have been friends for 70 years, beginning in Winnipeg at the German Baptist Mission Church. Herb was always great to be with. We played volleyball and golfed together. I appreciated his depth of character and the faith we shared. We pray for comfort for Hildie and his family. Herb will be greatly missed.

  • Mike Kljajic says:

    Mr. Pelzer was my homeroom and science teacher at KSS in mid 80’s. A bit hard nosed, expected an effort but a very nice man. RiP.

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