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Val Jean - Cemetery


Name of R.M.: Wheatland No.: 163
Name of Cemetery: None given
Name of Community: Val Jean Sask.
Name of Denomination: Mennonite
Condition of Cemetery: It seems abandoned
Ownership of Cemetery: Unknown
Approximate number of burials: 6 known and 16 unknown
Legal Land Location: SE1/4 25-16-5 W 3rd
Directions: In a pasture with no actual roads leading to it.
Recorded by: Francis A. Dyck
Date: 18 Sep 2006
Local Contact Person:
Phone No:
Comments:
Bishop Dave Wiebe of Swift Current told Francis of a Mennonite settlement that existed south of Val Jean in the twenties. Mr. Bernard Sadowski a local farmer took Francis to the cemetery. Four disc blades mark the four corners of the cemetery. The land surrounding has all returned to ranchland with no actual roads. A stone memorial with a brass plague was recently placed there by Mr. Richard Marceau of Albert Park, Alberta in memory of his grandfather, Paul Neufeld. There were also two graves with concrete frames to mark other graves. There were numerous cedar posts lying around which was probably part of the original fence. Mr. Sadowski said there had been a big wooden cross in the middle of the cemetery and has now disappeared.

Name Birth Death Monument Inscription    
Funk, Helen (Hiebert) 28 Feb 1893 29 Oct 1918 daughter of Julis Funk    
Funk, Girl 1916 Oct 1918 daughter of Helen Funk, died of influenza    
Funk, Girl no date Oct 1918 Infant daughter of Helen Funk, influenza    
Loeppky, John 21 Oct 1922 28 Sep 1923 son of Jacob & Lena (Peters) Loeppky    
Loeppky, Katharina"Tina" (Hiebert) 17 Feb 1887 25 Mar 1921 daughter of Martin & Helena Hiebert    
Neufeld, Paul 18 Feb 1880 28 May 1921 grandfather of Richard Marceau