Alan Louis Nachtegaele
December 17, 1939 - December 22, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Alan Nachtegaele announce his passing on December 22, 2021, at 82 years of age.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday December 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, North Battleford, SK with Fr. Nick Ferreras as celebrant. A recording of the service can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/ZjYlgQziqUA
Alan was born on December 17th,1939 on the family farm. Al was born to be a farmer from the start.
He grew up on the family farm with his four sisters and attended the nearby school in the Metropole district. He spent his early years helping on the farm, playing sports, attending 4-H, and spending time at the lake with family.
When Al finished school at Metropole, he attended the convent for a brief time. After Alan finished grade 10, it was time to start his farming career.
In his twenties, he farmed, played fastball and hockey. He was a catcher and a goalie and played for numerous teams throughout the years as a passionate competitor. Playing sports is where he met many of his lifelong friends. It is also where he met the love of his life, Evelyn Marling. They married on February 12th, 1966 and made their home on the family farm where they raised four children, Craig, Keith, Dwayne, and Sheri.
When the children older and busier with their own activities, Al then became a coach, taxi driver, and cheerleader. He was always there for us and our friends/teammates whether it was for support or discipline.
Alan loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. We went on countless camping trips when we were young that we have many fond memories of.
Al and Ev continued to enjoy their camping trips and traveling whether to spend time the grandkids or with friends.
Alan’s greatest passion was the farm, as Dwayne, Keith and sometimes Craig, Sheri and other family members found out working side by side with him over the years. Honest, hard work and keeping things simple were things Al believed in.
He took great pride in getting the crop in, watching it mature and harvesting the benefits of our hard work. Dad witnessed his grandson, Jayden, a 5th generation Nachtegaele get involved with the farm and saw how Jayden had the passion for farming also. On his 75th birthday, three generations of Nachtegaele’s, harvested together for the first time, it was a very special moment for him.
Over the years his duties changed on the farm, but he was always there for support. Whether it was bringing out coffee, getting parts or delivering supper to the field. He would call every day to see what had to be done.
Al loved his family, especially his Grandchildren. He was always at their hockey games, dance recitals, music recitals and school activities. Even when he could not get to their activities, he would always ask how the kids were doing.
When mom passed away suddenly on September 9th of this year, a piece of him was missing. He missed Mom dearly and wanted to be by her side.
They're together now watching over us and our families, we are sure he will be at the farm daily in some way, making sure we do things right.
Alan is lovingly remembered by his children, grandchildren and a great grandson: Craig, Keith (Kerri) and their children Jayden, Jaryd, and Janaya, Dwayne (Tanya) and their children Jordyn, Derian, and Brynne, Sheri (Mark) Muir and their daughters Sara (Chris) Powell, Morgan Muir and her son, Kaiden, his sisters: Joyce Heidel, Marguerite Wintonyk, and Doreen Dudek also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his wife: Evelyn, his parents: Jules and Emma Nachtegaele, his sister: Joan (John) Johnson, his parents-in-law: Frank and Emma Marling, his brothers-in-law: Bob Heidel, William Wintonyk, Peter Dudek and numerous other relatives.
Dad we are going to miss you, rest in peace, together forever with mom. Love you both.
Donations in Alan’s memory may be directed to The Battleford’s Union Hospital Foundation.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, R. Mark Muir, Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK, 306-883-3500.