for the late
will be held on
Saturday, October 21st
5 Oaks Shared Ministry, Naicam SK
Selmer was born December 14, 1921, on his parents’ homestead and passed away in Melfort Hospital October 14, 2017, at age 95.
He attended Naicam School. He worked for Johnny Anderson on the farm and also worked with his dad cutting logs at Greenwater Lake.
Selmer joined the army during World War II and was a Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineer. He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, also serving as President for a time. He returned to Naicam where he was employed by the Co-op as manager at the Pleasandale service station for many years before moving to Edmonton in 1962. He worked for Crosstown Motors and the City of Edmonton.
In 1977, Selmer and Florence bought the Iverson farm at Naicam where he farmed until 1990 when he rented out most of the land, though he still kept an interest in the farm, officially retiring in June 2017. During his farming years, he started his own repair shop. He enjoyed working with iron, making several implements for his Kubota.
He was predeceased by his parents, Sigurd and Josie Reierson; his daughter Lori Carter; sisters, Bernice, Ruby, Esther and Norma; and by three brothers in infancy.
He leaves to mourn, his loving wife Florence; sons, Randal (Donna) Reierson and Ken (Laura) Reierson; daughters, Lorraine (Bryan) Bakke, Arlene (Marven) Shields and Barb (Doug) Measner; son-in-law Ian Carter; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and six great, great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen (Angie) and Ron (Evelyn); sisters Ruth (Don) Thomson, Sylvia (Sid) Tucker and Joan (Norm) Fraser.