November 9, 1923 – August 27, 2015
Johanna passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years. She was born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to parents Johann and Maria Demmel. Johanna is survived by her daughter Margot (Thomas) Ortner, and granddaughters Marion and Yvonne (Sebastian), as well as her son Hubert (Martha) Kienzerle with grandson Xaver (Judith) Kienzerle and great granddaughter Magdalena, and grandson Maximilian Kienzerle with Juliane Kienzerle.
Johanna was predeceased by her loving husband of 42 years, Herbert Kienzerle. Together with him, Johanna had immigrated to Canada in 1975, where they both retired from work. After several years of living in the city of Edmonton, Johanna and Herbert realized their dream for a home in the Canadian Rockies by building a home near Cranbrook. Here Herbert and Johanna were able to enjoy nature and the open countryside. After Herbert had passed away in 1990, Johanna stayed in their home and took pleasure in the beauty of nature around her. Later on, as life slowed for her, Johanna was able to remain in her home with the help of her friends and neighbours, Patricia and Glen Creelman. Throughout the years in Canada, she had cherished a close relationship to her family and friends in Munich and Oberau, Bavaria (Germany), and was able to visit them regularly up to the age of 85 years
Johanna spent her last years at Joseph Creek care village in Cranbrook, where she felt comfortable and well taken of. Following her deepest wish, Johanna will find her final resting place in Canada, close to her husband Herbert.
The Kienzerle family expresses a deep gratitude to her close Canadian friends Kim and Fred Gietz in Fernie who helped Johanna manage her final years in her new homeland of Canada.