Dieter Ernst Rossdeutscher
August 20, 1939 – May 12, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Dieter Rossdeutscher announces his passing on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at the age of 80 years in Kelowna, BC
He was born, Dieter Ernst Rossdeutscher and came into the world on August 20th, 1939 in the small town of Koselitz, Germany. As a young boy, he loved many things and learned the love of baking from his Mom. At the age of 11 he sought his independence and hired himself to a farmer as a cow herder in the Bavarian Allgau. After that, as a 14 year old, he started his apprenticeship as a Konditor. At the age of 17 he came to Canada to join his brother, Harry in Edmonton, Alberta. In Edmonton, he added the skill of baking to his fine pastry education. The bakery is where he met his Rosie. Dieter and Rosie began their family and settled in the beautiful Okanagan Valley that they have called home for the past 52 years. He had a dream of owning his own bakery and made it a reality when he and Rosie opened the Willow Park Bakery and Konditorei. For 21 years, it he gave him so much joy and satisfaction to provide customers with his unique and delicious baked goods.
Dieter will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Rosemarie and his children, Juergen and Susanne (Grant). Dieter will also be fondly remembered by his 6 grandchildren, Mckenzie and Alexis, Matthew (Haley), Scott, Alita (Jesse) and Ryan (deceased Zack). Dieter had a loving relationship with his sister Brigitte (Karl) in Germany and is predeceased by his brother Harry (Doris). He is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends and close neighbors.
An internment ceremony and intimate family service will be held on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at the Kelowna Memorial Cemetery at 11am.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Hospice House Kelowna, 2035 Ethel Street, 250-862-4126 hospicehousekelowna.com
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com for the family.
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Dieter Ernst Rossdeutscher
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May 15, 2020
This is a terrible shock to me. I was just up behind my house looking to see if my friend Rosie was walking the lovely dog and i had not seen her for 2 weeks. i came home and Bill read this obituary out to me I am truly devastated. Dieter was a great man and we loved waving to him out looking after his gorgeous garden, always so nice, and the dog what a fine looking pet. There are not words right now. I am just speechless. I want Rosie to know I will always be here if she needs me. We often joked about Dieter coming over and helping me make my Xmas cakes. They always are too soft or too hard. Bill and I share our deepest condolences. Love, Pat and Bill Bowering, your neighbours.