Erich Augustin Dzierzenga died peacefully in Salmon Arm on Monday, September 28th at the age of 91.
He will be missed by his son Dieter and his wife Ingrid, his daughter Conny and her husband Ken and by so many friends.
He was born in Niewiadom / Oberschlesien. He worked primarily in the metal industry in Southern Germany and was a machinist before he retired in 1972. He and his wife Elvira built a house and raised a family of three children in Wasseralfingen Germany. He perfected the art of “puttering”. He taught himself to perform many tasks from cutting hair to cobbling shoes.
He and his wife moved to Salmon Arm in 1994 to continue to enjoy their retirement.
He was predeceased by his wife Elvira of 60 years and by his daughter Karin.
He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in summer 1966. His strong faith in the biblical promise of being resurrected back to life on a paradise earth provided much comfort.
A special thanks to all the health care professionals at SLGH and Dr. Heunis for his kindness and personal touch.
His quiet and kind nature was known by all and it was his wish that no service would be performed in his behalf.
At a later date, arrangements will be made for friends, families and neighbors to come together for reflection and refreshments.