Ursula Josephine (nee Reinelt) (Fogen) Klassen

February 27, 1938 - December 28, 2020

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Service Details

Private Funeral Mass: Livestreaming Available
Saturday, January 2, 2021 – 10:00am

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Interment:
Saturday, January 2, 2021
St. Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery Columbarium
Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Memorial Donations:

Humboldt District Hospital Foundation – General Equipment Fund
P.O. Box 1740,
Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A0
Phone: 306-682-4450

Obituary

Ursula will be lovingly remembered by her two children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild: Cheryl (Wayne) Hoffman and son Darian of Watson, SK; and Randy (Jamie) Fogen and family Dion and his daughter Kingsley, and Darcy, all of Saskatoon, SK; one sister, Carell (Lance) Felgnar of Maple Ridge, BC; two sisters- in-law: Pauline Reinelt of Saskatoon, SK, and Dolores Hinz of Humboldt, SK; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Fogen; second husband, Arthur Klassen; parents, Herman and Maria (nee Welchering) Reinelt; and by two brothers: Gerhardt “Gary” Reinelt, and Carl Reinelt.

Ursula was born to Herman and Maria (nee Welchering) Reinelt on February 27, 1938, in LeRoy, SK. Her childhood was quite uneventful until the age of five when she was diagnosed with polio, which was making its rounds in the area. She spent nine months in St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, SK, getting treatments and therapy. After returning home to the farm from the hospital Ursula was able to attend Mintern School with her two brothers and her sister until halfway through Grade 8. In 1951, the Reinelt family moved to Humboldt, where Ursula attended St. Augustine School where she completed Grade 8, then attended Humboldt Collegiate Institute for Grades 9 and 10, then spent two years at St. Ursula’s Academy in Bruno, SK, for Grades 11 and 12. That was the first time Ursula was away from home for such a long period of time and was very homesick. She had great memories and was grateful she attended the Academy … lots of fun and pranks occurred! After graduating in 1956, she had in mind a nursing profession; however, after working in a hospital for several months decided it wasn’t for her and then worked at CIBC for three years. That same year, Ursula met Walter Fogen through a friend and within two-and-a-half years of dating, they married in August 1959. Following their marriage, Ursula and Walter lived in Bangor, SK, where Walter operated a Pool Grain Elevator for seven years. During that time they were blessed with two children, and later three grandsons and one great-granddaughter, who are all very special. The family returned to Humboldt in 1966, due to Walter’s illness. After attending Saskatoon Business College and receiving her Secretarial Diploma, Ursula was very fortunate to obtain a stenographer position at the Humboldt RCMP office and could now support her family. Ursula was very proud of her job and retired after nearly 27 years of service. In August 1990, she married Arthur Klassen. They both enjoyed dancing, singing, camping, travelling through the States and along the East Coast on bus tours, cheering at the Bronco hockey games and baseball games, early morning coffee with friends, volunteering at the vintage Club and community events, and most of all being with and entertaining their family and many, many friends. They were blessed with nearly 27 years of marriage. Ursula enjoyed many hobbies, including knitting, crocheting, sewing, mosaic art, ceramics, German Folk Art Painting and more! Her greatest talent came through in her special ability to draw and paint pictures in different mediums which she has lovingly shared with her family. Ursula was a long- time member of the CWL, sang in the St. Augustine Parish Choir and with the St. Peter’s Choir. After retiring, Ursula loved tending the flowerbeds with her many varieties of flowers, and listening and watching the small birds busy with their birdhouses.

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