LARGE

LARGE 1917-2007 A long time resident of Red Willow and Stettler, Amelia Large passed away at the Bethany Care Center in Red Deer on April 5, 2007, at the age of 90 years, after a prolonged struggle with the cruelties of Alzheimer Disease. Amelia was born in Calgary on January 18, 1917, to Henry and Katarina Kromm. She grew up and attended school in the Star Ridge district northeast of Stettler. Amelia moved to Red Willow in 1935 where she worked at the Red & White store. In 1941 she married Billy Large. Bill joined into the Army in 1943 and overseas the next year. Amelia worked at Sharp and Page's store in Stettler during this time. When Bill returned in 1945, they opened a garage and trucking business in Red Willow. In 1953, they sold the garage and opened a Cockshutt farm equipment dealership where Amelia was bookkeeper, gofer and sometimes partsman. In 1968, they moved themselves and Bill's Farm Supplies to Stettler where Amelia continued to work as partsman in the business. Amelia was an active member of the community in Red Willow and Stettler. After retirement in 1976, she and Bill began spending their winters in Apache Junction, Arizona where they made many new friends. Bill passed away in 1995. Amelia was also predeceased by her brother John Kromm, sisters Marie Zeigler and Edith Kromm, half sisters Gladys Viger and Eileen Snaith. She is survived by daughters Kay (Glen) Goertzen of Red Deer and Gail (Garry) Revesz of Nanaimo; grandsons Michael (Junli) Goertzen of Shanghai and Rob (Anna) Goertzen of Calgary; great grandchildren Amelia and Niko of Calgary and Wendi of Shanghai, half brother Gerald Kromm of Stettler and two sisters-in-law, Thora Kromm of Stettler and Vera Van Oerle of Edmonton. She was loved and will be remembered by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held at Stettler United Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13, with lunch to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of the donor's choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home. Stettler Funeral Home entrusted with the care and arrangements.


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