Sickert, Guenther

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Sickert, Guenther

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May 16, 1928 - May 29, 2015

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Guenther Sickert was born on May 16, 1928 in Ober-Mittelebersbach, Germany to Dr. Rudolf Sickert and his wife, Elfriede (Nicke). He is the oldest of five children, Christian, Magdalene, Gabriele, and Dieter. In 1932, the family moved to Neschwitz, Germany. In 1952, Guenter Sickert immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He married Gerda Worgull in 1958, who had come from Germany to begin a life with him. Together, the couple had three children, Helga, Rolf, and Ingrid (McManes). By 1962, Sickert had begun his career as a personal and small-business accountant. Sickert was an active member of the German-Canadian community in Winnipeg. He was a member of the German Society of Winnipeg since 1954, and throughout his life served as a Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and two terms as President. He supported associations affiliated with the club, and helped establish Camp Neustadt on Lake Winnipeg, Villa Heidelberg, and the Kildonan Park Witches Hut. He was awarded the City of Winnipeg's Citizenship Award and also the Federal Republic of Germany's Bundesverdienstkreuz for his contributions to the German-Canadian Community. Guenther Sickert died on May 29, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 87.

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Ober-Mittelebersbach, Saxony, Germany - birthplace and early childhood - 1928-1932
Neschwitz, Saxony, Germany - childhood to 24 years, pre-immigration - 1932-1952
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - destination of immigration and primary location of work, family life and activities associated with German-Canadian community - 1952-2015

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Guenter Sickert was deeply involved with the activities of the German-Canadian community in Winnipeg, both in a professional capacity as an accountant and as a member of the German Society of Winnipeg. He joined the German Society of Winnipeg in 1954 where he served as a member and in executive roles. He began working as an accountant in 1962 and was active in the German-Canadian community at large until his death in 2015.

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Angela Carlson created the authority record in 2023.

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