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Elli was the sixth child of eight children born to John and Emilie Wendland.  Elli lived, worked and farmed in the Shellbrook area until 1974, when she moved to Kelowna.  Elli enjoyed life to its fullest entertaining many friends, gardening, canning and baking.  She loved a good game of durak or dice and carpet bowling with friends.  Her gracious spirit, servant attitude and love for family was felt by all.  Elli was the loving wife of Ed for 57 years. She was the loving and devoted mother of Darlene (Daniel) Rybka; Arnold (Denise); Gail (Larry) Russell; Karen (Greg) Martin.  Cherished grandmother of Joanne (Gary) McKenzie; Melanie (Brent) Kizlyk; Matthew (Jennifer) Sommerfeld; Kerri Russell; Kory (Ihsin) Russell; Tim (Jeannine) James; Tammy (Travis) Urschel; B.J. James; Jonathan (Ashley) James and the late Megan Sommerfeld.  Proud great-grandmother of Tiffany Strayer; Evangeline and Melia Sommerfeld; Cassidy and Jesse LeBlanc; Leah Baxter; Ivan Russell; Kaleb, Reese and Rayna James; Rocky, Presley and Lucy Urschel and the late Darcy Strayer.  Proud great-great-grandmother of Jackson Strayer.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 250 Gibbs Road West, Kelowna, BC.  Elli will be interred in the Brightholme Cemetery in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan.  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.”

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

Faith Lutheran Church

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