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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 98

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Erwin Giesbrecht, of Steinbach, Man, formerly of Elma, Man. passed away at Maplewood Manor on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the age of 86.

He is survived by his wife Elda, four sons: Ken (Johanna) of Elma, Clint (Carol) of Whitemouth, Les (Glenna) of Elma, Ron (Sharon) of Elma; three daughters Norma and Fran of Steinbach and Marilyn (Rod) Toews of Elma; 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr, Steinbach, Friday, Aug 4 at 7 p.m. and at the church prior to the service. Funeral Service will be at the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, Whitemouth, Man. on Sat. Aug 5 at 11 a.m. with interment at the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg.

1929 2006

Levi W. Toews was born August 29, 1929 to Henry P. and Margaret (Wohlgemuth) Toews. After a lengthy illness, he peacefully passed away with his family by his side Friday, July 28, 2006, reaching the age of 76 years.

Dad was born at home in Greenland, Man., the second youngest of eight.

He was united in marriage to LuEtta Wiebe on October 25, 1953 at Hillsboro, Kansas. They resided in Greenland until 1965 and then moved and settled on a farm near Elma. On retirement, they moved off the farm and built a new home on the outskirts of Elma.

He leaves to cherish fond memories; his wife LuEtta of 52 years; six sons and three daughters: Shirley Penner (Earl) of Elma, Gilbert (LaVonne) of Whitemouth, Rod (Marilyn) of Elma, Barb Penner (Dewey) of Faunsdale, Alabama, John (Ramona), Ken (Deanna), Ron (Irma), Helena Penner (Kim) and Henry (Cindy), all of Elma; 32 grandchildren; one brother, Jonas (Tina); two sisters: Bertha Friesen and Caroline Penner (Dan). He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, three sisters, one in infancy, two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

The family would like to thank all those who have given care to our husband and father.

Pre-service will be held Monday, July 31 at 7-8 p.m., followed by a devotional and reminiscing at the Sobering Funeral Chapel, Park Avenue E, Beausejour, Man.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Whitemouth, Man.

Arrangements entrusted to Sobering Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Beausejour, Man.


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving father, Joseph Robert Hosszu, Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 83 years of age. Cremation has a taken place, a memorial service will be held Thursday, August 3 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 1531 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, Man.

Arrangements entrusted to Voyage Funeral Home & Crematorium, 284-7500.


Aug. 8, 2006, John P. Froese passed away peacefully at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, Man. He reached the age of 88.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one daughter, Caroline Hiebert of Blumenort, Man.; three sons, Pete (Linda) of Mitchell, Man., Harold of Blumenort and Dennis (Michele) of Grand Forks, B.C.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four foster great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters and two brothers.

He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude (Nikkel) Froese, Oct. 10, 1992; grandson Ron Froese, June 7, 1993; granddaughter Phyllis (Hiebert) Harder, May 11, 1998; his parents, Peter J. Froese, Nov. 11, 1985 and Barbara (Dueck) Froese, May 27, 1964; four sisters and one brother.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m., at the Mitchell Chortitzer Mennonite Church, with interment at the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., with a devotional at 7:30 p.m., and at the church prior to the service.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.


Helen June Hiebert, nee Wiebe, age 75, of Winkler, Man., passed away at the Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold Hiebert; one daughter Estelle Warnica; one daughter-in-law Lauree Clifford; and one grandson, Joel Warnica.

She is survived by her children, Shirley Bestvater (John), Ruth Hiebert (Sam Fishman), Beverly Wenaas (Walter), Bernice Klassen, Roxanne Klassen (Ken), Cindy Hiebert (Paul Bezilla), Patrick Hiebert (Shelly), Charlie Clifford, and by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Helen June Hiebert was held Thursday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m., at Grace Mennonite Church, 430 Third Street in Steinbach, Man. Interment will follow the service at the Plum Coulee Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers you may choose to make a contribution to: Canadian Foodgrains Bank, P. O. Box 767, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2L4.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.

Oct. 12, 1935 - Aug. 5, 2006

After a lengthy illness, in his 70th year, Maurice passed away. He leaves his best friend and beloved wife of 44 years, Margaret; his sister Mary; mother-in-law Mary Jaman; brother-in-law Bill; and numerous nieces and nephews to mourn his passing.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Theodoscia Shuwera; one brother-in-law Tony Kosowan; and father-in-law John Jaman.

Maurice was born and raised in Vita, Man., leaving to take jobs that began with bush work, to mechanical working for Chrysler Canada, to finally taking a job with Manitoba Bearing, where he was employed for 11 years. He however came full circle, returning to Vita with Margaret in 1969 to do what he had always wanted to do, cattle farming. What was unique with Maurice was that he had a name for every single cow in his herd of cattle. Maurice was very easy going and could strike up a conversation with anyone, thus earning him many friendships. He was known for his humorous side of having a nickname for everyone. Maurice had many favorite pastimes, from swapping stories with friends at the coffee shop, to hunting and fishing or driving his four-wheeler, to collecting baseball caps or tools (probably every tool made). He enjoyed watching all sports, especially baseball. Maurice also liked shopping for expensive jewelry on special occasions for Margaret. It was not only the shopping he enjoyed, but it also was the dickering with the sales person where he would surely get a discount. Maurice was a devout family man, looking after his mother for nine years before she entered the Vita Personal Care Home. He was president of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Caliento, Man. His ill health didn't stop him and Margaret from still going out, whether it was for supper or to shop or just for a drive. Maurice still enjoyed company and was glad when family or friends, especially Jayson, came to visit.

Maurice will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew him. Prayers for Maurice were said Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Steinbach Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m., at the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Caliento.

In memory of Maurice, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1P6.

Arrangements entrusted to Steinbach Funeral Home, 5 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach, Man.


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Rose Giesbrecht on Aug. 22, 2006 at the age of 76 years.

Rose will be sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, Daniel Giesbrecht; and her children, Earl (Laurie), Mark (Brandi), Carla (Wes), Andrea (Jerry), Lee (Jenny) and Joanne Giesbrecht; grandchildren Trenton, Amber, Travis, Brendan, Kyle, Bradley, Tyler and Hailey. She also leaves to mourn her brothers and sisters, Irvy (Imogene), Luana (Marvin), Bertha, Elmer, Victor (Nettie), Percy (Verda), Ella (Gladwin) and Anne (Jake). She is predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Mary Goosen.

Mom was born in Rosenort, Man., and grew up and went to school there. She gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized in her youth. Mom spent years nursing and loved to visit and look after the elderly and handicapped people.

Rose was such a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and in her desire to have children, Mom and Dad adopted us five children; her family was very important to her. She loved nothing better than to make other people happy and serve up big meals for her grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, 11 a.m., at Whitemouth Mennonite Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A devotional will be held Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, 7:30 p.m., at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue East, Beausejour, Man.

Honourary pallbearers will be her grandsons Trenton, Travis, Brendan and Kyle and nephews Don Giesbrecht and Earl Penner.

The family wishes to express appreciation and gratitude for all the prayers and words of encouragement from family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Sobering Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Beausejour, Man., 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220.

Nov. 18, 1964 - Aug. 22, 2006

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Curtis, of Thief River Falls, Minn., formerly of Piney, Man., on Aug. 22, 2006.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Kim; sons, Corey and Christopher; parents, John and Florence Berg of Piney; brothers, Gerald and Nancy of Winnipeg, Man., Kelly and Chris of Ardmore, Alta.; sisters, Marion and Len Rostie of Winnipeg, Marilyn and Lloyd Pederson of Menisino, Man., Darlene and Bradley Bjornson of Carman, Man., Shelley and Darryl Alexiuk of Piney, Man.; also many nieces and nephews; the Alberg family; and all his many friends.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial was held on Aug. 26 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, Minn. Interment to take place at the Badger Cemetery, Badger, Minnesota.

The memories we have of him will live on in our hearts forever.

1929 - 2006

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Nick on Aug. 23, 2006 in Edmonton, Alta., at the age of 77, after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Betty in December 2005; and by his parents, John and Anna Nastiuk of Sundown, Man.

He is survived by son John and grandson Brett of Edmonton; daughter Darlene of Toronto, Ont.; brother Bill (Kathleen); sisters, Dorothy Harrow, Mary Zadorozny (Peter), Jean Blanchard (Roy), all of Winnipeg; also late Betty's siblings, Bill, Tony, Peter, Adeline and Mary; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Nick was born Jan. 15, 1929 and was raised in Sundown. After graduation he taught in a one room rural school. In 1949 he moved to Windsor, Ont., where he met Betty and married on July 21, 1951.

He was a hardworking and industrious man having a long career with General Electric in Chatham and Windsor as a manager with one of their stores until his retirement.

Nick and Betty relocated to Edmonton in 2001 to be near their son and grandson. Both of them were very active in their church in Windsor. They enjoyed many winter holidays in warmer climates.

Funeral service to take place in Windsor. In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations may be made in Nick's memory to Cancer Care.

Arrangements are entrusted to Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, ON, N8W 1C7.

Nov. 17, 1921 - Aug. 23, 2006

Dad was born to Abram R. and Elizabeth Plett and grew up in Greenland, Man. He began his personal relationship with his beloved Lord and Saviour when he was 19 and was baptized in the Blumenort Kleine Gemeinde (now EMC) Church on June 30, 1940. He married our mother, Margaret Fast, on June 17, 1945. Except for six months in Mexico in 1952, they spent the rest of their lives, with their family of 13 children, in Blumenort, Man. Dad worked for many years for Fast Brothers in Blumenort, a few years for Schellenberg Sales and Service in Steinbach, Man., and then they purchased and moved to a hog farm just west of Blumenort. Dad and Mom, together with their family, lived and worked on the farm until Mom passed away on May 6, 1992. Shortly after Mom's passing, Dad moved back into Blumenort with two daughters, Cornellie and Irma, where he lived until his death.

Dad loved his family, and delighted in their visits and in family get-togethers. He was also actively involved in his church. He taught Sunday school for more than 30 years, and sang in hospitals and personal care homes in Steinbach and Vita, Man. with The Singing Grandpas for about 35 years.

After a week's stay in the Ste. Anne Hospital, Dad went home to be with his Saviour on Aug. 23, 2006. He joined his parents, his wife Margaret, his daughter Lottie, one granddaughter, one brother and two sisters, and numerous in-laws and nieces and nephews in their final residence. Many people came to celebrate his life and mourn his death at his burial and memorial services on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Blumenort EMC Cemetery and Church. His children, Dan Thiessen, Betty and Garnet Reimer, Dennis and Irene Plett, Agatha and Dennis Friesen, Anne and Denver Reimer, Marlene and Peter Rempel, Irma Plett, Ruby and Jake Barkman, Robert and Rachel Plett, Cornellie Plett, Howard and Carolyn Plett, Delores and Terry Penner and Bernice and Glenn Brandt, 45 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four brothers, four sisters, his brothers and sisters-in-law, and many other relatives and friends will miss him dearly.

Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man. Phone 1-888-454-1030 or 346-1030

KLASSEN - Rudolph (Rudy) Braun
1934 - 2006

Rudolph (Rudy) Braun Klassen, beloved husband of Anne Klassen of Calgary, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 20, 2006 at the age of 71 years.

He lived his life passionately with a contagious love for his family and friends. As a husband, he modeled the love of Christ by daily laying down his life for his bride of 47 years. As a father and grandfather he never missed an opportunity to be a support and help in good times and bad. As a friend he was "the glue that held the neighbourhood together". Rudy will be missed terribly for his huge heart and humble wit. His love for biking, skiing, fishing and playing hockey were times he cherished with his friends and family.

We don't know why God took him so soon, but there is joy and peace in the knowledge that He is with His Lord and Savoir, Jesus, God's Son.

Rudy is survived by his loving wife Anne: his two sons, James and Rod; his daughter-in-law Karen; and his grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and Sarah. He is also survived by three brothers and six sisters.

Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, August 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through

Arrangements in care of

"Fish Creek Chapel"
14441 Bannister Rd S.E.. Calgary AB
PH: (403) 256-9575 Fax: (403) 256-0731


Our father, John Dyck, was born in Franklin Municipality, Nov. 28, 1926. He was the second child born to John and Anna Dyck. Dad grew up in Grunthal, Man. during the years of the Great Depression.

Dad's journey on earth ended early Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2006 after a lengthy stay at the Ste. Anne Hospital.

Dad leaves to mourn his passing: son Ron (Joanne) Dyck, son Ray Dyck, daughter Marianne (Jake) Hildebrandt, daughter Barb (Gary) Klassen, son Richard (Alvina) Dyck. daughter Susan (Rubin) Schroeder, his sister Marita (John) Ritchie of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren (plus one more on the way).

Dad was predeceased by his wife and our mother, Sadie Dyck (nee Reimer); parents John and Anna Dyck; his sister Martha Leischeid; and his brother Peter Dyck.

Mom and Dad were married June 17, 1951. Dad will be best remembered by many people as a police officer with Hanover Municipality, where he served the community for some 18 years. Dad was respected by the young people for his fair and understanding manner when they found themselves in trouble with the law. More recently, he was a driver with Penner International.

As a family, we would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Gobeil and the nursing staff at the Ste. Anne Hospital, who provided compassionate care for Dad during his stay. Our thanks also go out to Sister Irene, Pastor Gary and many friends and family who ministered to Dad during his stay in the hospital.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, 2 p.m., at the Steinbach Mennonite Church, with interment at Heritage Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations in John's memory may be made to South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) Palliative Care - Ste Anne Hospital, Box 88, St. Pierre, MB, R0A 1V0.

Arrangements by: Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach and Winnipeg, Man.

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