Obituary of Martha Frieda Boldt
Martha Freida Boldt
September 2, 1930 – June 16, 2023
On September 2, 1930, Martha Freida Harder was the first child born to John and Elizabeth (Wall) Harder at Gilroy Sask. The drought of the 1930’s hit hard in Southern Saskatchewan and after much debate it was decided the family would move north where there was green grass and poplar trees. In August 1933 her parents, paternal grandparents and her aunt loaded all their possessions onto wagons driven by horses, the livestock followed with grandpa on a pony to watch for any stragglers. After a month they arrived in the Carrollton School district to start their new homestead. Martha attended the Carrollton school for 10 years and finished her two remaining years at Hepburn High. It was during this time her parents moved to the Avery school district upgrading from a log house to a spacious 2 storey home.
In 1950 Martha began to go to choir practice with her neighbour’s son, Werner Boldt. It was during those horse and buggy rides that a budding romance started and on October 15th, 1950, they were married. Life was not easy, but they were young, in love and ambitious and the future did not frighten them. With the Lord’s blessings the horse and buggy years were replaced with machines, but still the cream cheques kept the economical wheels turning. In 1966 they were able to build a new barn and a neighbour sold them his milking machines. The dairy continued to flourish and with that in 1973 Martha was able to get the new house that had been a long-time dream of hers.
As a young child Martha sang the chorus, “into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart Lord Jesus, come in today, come in to stay, come into my heart Lord Jesus. When she sang the chorus, she meant it and was baptized August 11, 1946. She joined the Glenbush M.B. Church and actively served on the Ladies Aid Committee, taught the Ladies Sunday school class and was the church pianist in her later years. Her faith was evident in the way she cared for others, always putting their needs above hers, calling family to keep in touch, never complaining and welcoming new spouses into the family and loving them as her own children.
Martha was blessed to be able to live in her own home into her 90’s making meals, gardening, and looking after her two spoiled cats who thrived on having their potatoes heated up before having it served to them. On June 3, 2023, Martha had a stroke which hospitalized her, and she remained there until her passing. Mom will lovingly be remembered by her family Ray (Trudy) Boldt and their family: Jenelle (Scott) Lepp, Stephanie, Steven (Angie); Burt (Pauline) and their family Samantha, Cassandra, Dami-Anne (Cliff) Reiter, Dawn Schwartz fiancée (Jeff) McCallum, Ryan Schwartz, Amber (Paul) Funk, Barrie (Dian) and their family Chad, Dee Jay (Chris) Cobbe, Marcie (Greg) Hope; Leona (Don) Baerg and their family: Jenilee (Steve) Evans, Chris (Lierin) and 23 great grandchildren. Martha is survived by sister-in-law Hilda Harder, Madeline Harder, siblings: Betty Smith, Lorena (Larry) Kehler, Jake, Agnes (Lawrence) Olfert and many nieces and nephews.
Martha was predeceased by her husband Werner, son Dorie, sister Edith White, her brothers, Ben and Walter, sisters-in-law Nettie Harder and Lee Harder and brother-in-law Ross Smith.
Martha will lovingly be remembered by her family and friends, she has been promoted to her heavenly home, the celebration she spoke of has come true.
A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday June 20, 2023 - 2:00pm. at the Medstead Community Hall with Pastor Keith Klippenstein officiating. Music ministry was provided by Marjorie Klassen and Kathy Covert. The Eulogy and Tributes were given by Don Baerg and Martha’s Granddaughter’s Stephanie Boldt and Jenelle Lepp. Pallbearers were Ray Boldt, Barrie Boldt, Steven Boldt, Don Baerg, Chris Baerg and Scott Lepp. Martha’s final resting place is beside her beloved husband Werner in the Glenbush Mennonite Brethren Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Bible Society, 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto, ON M4A 2S4, email@example.com, in memory of Martha Boldt as tokens of remembrance. 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 and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.