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Klassen, Mrs. Gertrudge (Wiebe)

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Maple Creek

KLASSEN – Mrs. Gertrude (Wiebe), age 99 years of Swift Current, Sask. passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current.  She is survived by her children:  Tena (Dave) Peters, Jake (Theresa) Klassen, Harry (Pam) Klassen, Victor (Gloria) Klassen, Linda (Bob) Prentice, Eileen (Daryl) Tumbach, Ed (Pauline) Klassen,  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by; sister Helen Harder, brother Nick (Esther) Wiebe; sister-in-law Mary Klassen and brother-in-law Dave (Nettie) Klassen.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband John Klassen; grandson Todd Klassen; great-granddaughter Kadie Peters, parents Jacob and Katherina Wiebe, parents-in-law Jacob and  Sarah Klassen, and numerous brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. 

She was born March 20, 1915 in Springfeld, Sask. On July 17, 1938 she married John Klassen of Schoenfeld, Sask. She was very active in the formation of the Evangelical Mennonite Church (Cornerstone Fellowship Church) in Swift Current and was one of the Charter Members. 

Mom was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She always had a very good sense of humor and a quick wit, she liked to laugh. She valued family very highly and was fulfilled by having her family present.  She had a very strong faith in God and passed it along to her children. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side, and went home to be with her Savior. 

Memorial donations may be made to EMC Missions.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Bridgeway Community Church with Pastor Bryon Benzanson officiating. A eulogy was given by her children, Tena Peters and Ed Klassen. Tributes were given by the family and by the grandchildren. A scripture reading was read by Ed Klassen, the pianists were Delores Falk and Janice Bezanson and the song leader was Gord Klassen. Ushers were Jake Giesbrecht, Henry Giesbrecht, Stan Klassen and Robert Klassen. Pallbearers were Stephen Klassen, Timothy Klassen, Bradley Klassen, Curtis Svenson, Jason Prentice and Kevin Peters.  The interment was held at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Swift Current, Sask.

Please visit our website at http://www.parksidefuneralhome.com to sign the family book of condolences. Arrangements were in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home.

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