It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Steve Maendel after a very brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Sarah with whom he shared 39 years; his daughter Kayla (Jonathan) son Steven (Misty), daughter Randa; grandchildren who were the sparkle of his heart; granddaughter Adrianne; grandsons Blaine, Owen, and Ethan; siblings (Margret), (Susie), Lorenz (Clara), Myra (Simon), Barbara, Judy (Sam), John (Tina), Helen (George), Kathryn (Paul), Timothy, Joseph (Thelma) and Sara-Ann (Evan); many nephews, nieces, great nieces & nephews. The family takes great comfort in the knowledge that Steve has went to be with Jesus. Steve was welcomed to his heavenly home by his parents Sam & Rachel; grandbaby Klein; brothers Sammy & Elie; sisters in law Shirley & Annie; brothers in law Willie & Levi. Dad was born the 7th of 13 children to Sam & Rachel Maendel in New Rosedale Colony. In 1972 Steve moved with his family to Pine Creek Colony near Austin, MB where he worked on helping start up the family colony until he was 17 then he moved out west to work with friends. After a short time he moved back to Portage la Prairie to work at Faurschou Farms and P&C Seeds. During that time of his life he met Sarah the Love of his Life and they were married April 5, 1980. Shortly after they moved back to the Pine Creek area where he discovered his passion & talent of rebuilding tractors and from that Steve Tractor Rebuilders was establish. Steve had an amazing ability to repair or rebuild any motor, tractors, semis, trailers, GMC and Volvo Trucks. To all those who knew him specifically John Deere and Volvo; he was very well liked and respected in his industry. Steve had many talents and many passions, he loved hunting and sledding – it was something he really enjoyed doing as it usually involved spending quality time with his son Steven, son-in-law Jonathan, his brothers and more than a few nephews. Steve’s kind heart, generosity, and forgiving nature will never be forgotten; whether it will be buying a meal for the homeless; helping out someone in need; picking up hitch hikers; and most importantly taking care of the many widows in his life. Our Family would like to acknowledge the wonderful, patient and professional care provided by the staff and nurses of GD2 Ward at HSC and to all the doctors at HSC a Very Heartfelt Thank you for all the support and understanding towards our family. A special thank you to family and friends for all their daily visits to the hospital (dad so much loved everyone’s visits), and for all of the generosity towards our family during dad’s hospital stay.
In lieu of flowers our family would like you to honour dad by doing a random act of kindness to someone in need, because that’s who Dad was. Thank you Dad for teaching us to love and to give....You will be always in our Hearts; Sleep in Heavenly Peace.