Wiegand Karl Schweitzer

Wiegand Karl Schweitzer

Passed on January 26, 2023

October 31, 1946 – January 26, 2023     It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Wiegand “Karl” Schweitzer. Karl passed away peacefully on January 26, 2023 with his partner and family by his side. He was a beloved partner, father, Opa, brother, uncle and friend.

Karl was born on October 31, 1946 in Germany. He was the second youngest amidst four sisters. Karl is survived by his partner, Rose; his children: Carla (Rob), Erica (Wes), and Adam; his grandchildren: Myles, Claire and Della; his sisters: Marie-Louise, Sieglind (Rudi) and Christine (George); his nieces, nephews and other close friends who were like family.

He was predeceased by his mother, his sister Margarete and her husband Eberhard.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Selkirk Regional Health Centre for their exceptional care and support.

The funeral service and luncheon will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Hwy 7 Teulon, MB. Interment to follow service at Windsor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory and honour of Karl to The Lung Association, Manitoba, PO Box 2040, Station Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3R3 or by calling 1-888-262-5864.


Deepest sympathy to Rose and the Shwitzer Family. You All have lost a Wonderful man of many talents. Karl was a good friend and neighbour with a generous heart, who would always make time for a good chit-chat on any day. My late husband (Harry Yasenko) sure enjoyed his visits. And myself (Agnes Yasenko) thought very highly of him. Karl, Rest In Peace 🙏 Agnes Yasenko

Agnes Yasenko

My deepest condolences too Rose and Family My dad - Harry Yasenko was Carls neighbour. After dads passing I would be at our place which is 1 mile straight north down the old rail bed and I would see his truck coming down it at his usual speed, very slowly. He would pull in and always say “just checking to see it anyone was around” then we would settle in for one of our many chat sessions, a few that lasted over 3 hours. One special memory I have of Carl is When he found out that my girls liked to ride horses, and if he he knew were out for holidays he would saddle his up and bring them over so my girls could ride them. I ran into Carl this fall in Stonewall and we settled in for one of our chats and he actually ended up being late for his appointment. I never thought that would be the final time I would talk to my friend Rest In Peace Carl Ben Yasenko

Ben Yasenko

Very sorry for your loss. My dad-Harry Yasenko-thoroughly enjoyed Karl’s company. My dad was usually a man of few words and yet I could always tell when he was talking to Karl on the phone! Suddenly he had lots to say! They met because of Karl’s horses and remained friends til my dad died. I had the pleasure of meeting Karl on only a couple of occasions. He was a true gentleman. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Edna Andres

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