It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Paul Günter Prenzel of Coleman, Alberta who passed away peacefully in his sleep at home at the age of 81 years.
Günter was born on February 20, 1938 in Andersdorf, Silesia, Germany to parents Paul & Marta Prenzel. He was raised with an appreciation for family and for challenging work well done. Günter was a true craftsman and was well suited to his employment as a journeyman cabinetmaker and woodworker. He was truly blessed but his greatest gift was winning the heart of a lovely and graceful young lady, Edda Fading. They were married in 1964 and were further blessed with two children, and in later years, three grandchildren.
Günter and Edda immigrated to Canada in 1978 and settled in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta in 2001 after having lived many years in Canmore. He was a devoted husband and wonderful father and grandfather, who also found time to enjoy adventure travel, hiking, scrambling, fishing, gardening, and mushroom picking. Günter left his legacy through his skilled craftmanship, adventurous spirit, gentle soul, and the love that lives on in the hearts and lives of his family and friends. He will be forever fondly remembered and dearly missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Edda Prenzel of Coleman, AB; his cherished children, Björn Prenzel of Coleman, AB and Ulla (Steve) Kalny of Calgary, AB; his precious granddaughters, Sammy, Nicky and Julia; his siblings, Herbert, Marianne (Hans Jürgen), Gerlinde, Bärbel and Margit (Gerhard), all of Germany; his extended family, Christa Nachtmann, the Kalny and Crichton families; and his dear friends, which include the Schwieger family, Roger Collyer and Stan Mehler.
He was predeceased by his father and stepmother, Paul & Anna Prenzel, and mother Marta Wältz; and his sister, Gerda Petzold.
A private family gathering was held on September 8, 2019 at Fantin's Funeral Chapel. Donations in memory of the late Paul Günter Prenzel may be directed to the CNP SPCA (Box 725, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel assisting the family.