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MANITOBA - Steinbach - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 41

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1920 -­ 2003

Peacefully, with her family at her side, Anne Hiebert of Steinbach, Man., formerly of Homewood, Man., passed away July 30, 2003 at Bethesda Place at the age of 83.

She is survived by her children Harold (Ingrid) Hiebert, Jim (Emily) Hiebert, Marion (Jim) Braun, and Eleanor (Abe) Rempel and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Abram W. Hiebert in 1994 and her son Paul.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 1:30 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.


Peacefully at Bethesda Hospital, July 27, 2003, Erna Oswald passed away at the age of 87 years. She was the youngest child of Eva and Carl Pachal and was born in Friedensfeld, Man., Jan. 20, 1916. Erna is survived by her husband Albert, to whom she was married for almost 61 years; her daughter Kathleen (Alexander) Paranosic and children Marko, Stevan, Juliana (Curtis) Yuzdepski and Nik (fiancée Camille Davis); her daughter Leila (Karl) Wegert and children Tessa (fiancée Grant Repsher) and Karel-Anton; and her son Eldon (Sandra) and his children Karis and Serek; and one great-grandson Mathias Yuzdepski.

Erna spent most of her life in the Friedensfeld area, except for some time in Toronto and Winnipeg prior to her marriage on Sept. 26, 1942. She and Albert farmed on Road #303 until 1986. Erna's greatest joy was to tend her garden, where she grew wonderful strawberries, vegetables and flowers. In 1986 Albert and Erna retired to their house on Ash Street in Steinbach. Erna was active in the church, lending her beautiful voice to sing in the German choir and tying many quilts for the Ladies Aid.

The funeral service for Erna Oswald will be held Thursday, July 31, 2003, 2 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 465 Henry St., Steinbach, Man., with interment in St. John's Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the first floor staff at Bethesda Hospital for their loving care during Erna's final weeks.

In memory of Erna, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.

Aug. 11, 1964 -­ July 23, 2003

Peacefully, with husband and close friends at her side, Lorna went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Lorna was born Aug. 11, 1964, the youngest daughter of George and Kay Bartsch of Austin, Man. She was married June 4, 1983, and has lived in the Steinbach-Mitchell area for the past 16 years.

From her earliest years she formed many friendships that lasted a lifetime. She was a people person and had a special way of befriending those who were in dire need. Occupations included being an MTS operator, teaching administrator for Academy of Learning, church secretary and most recently administrative assistant with Friesen Business Machines. In whatever job she was in she would go out of her way to help people with their every need.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband Dale; children, Jason, Allen and Kayla; parents, George and Kay Bartsch; siblings, Mary, Phil, Stan (Charlotte), Carolyn (Murray) Bunnett; Dale's mother Audrey Richter; Dale's siblings, Duane (Mona), Doug (Gen), Dan, David (Julie), Denielle (Vern) Knauber, Dawn (Anthony) Buss, Donald (Lisa), Deland (Andrea), Dorita (Tim) Smith; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

As a family we thank all those who prayed for us and helped make Lorna's last days here with us comfortable and peaceful.

The funeral service was held Saturday, July 26 at Steinbach Christian Fellowship Church. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.


Louise Anna Enns (nee Hiebert), our dear sweet mom and grandmother, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Bethesda Place, at the age of 87 years, April 16, 2003.

Louise was born April 30, 1915 in Main Centre, Sask. After a couple of moves to and from Saskatchewan, the Hiebert family settled in Steinbach. Louise met John in the church choir and they were married Sept. 18, 1941.

Louise enjoyed many years of service with the Mission Sisters of the Mennonite Brethren Church. She also enjoyed summer trips to visit her children and her sister in the United States and to spend time with the Hiebert family at Falcon Lake. Winter evenings were spent doing needlepoint and cross-stitch and also having friends over for games of crokinole. Mom also was an avid bowler for a number of years.

Louise will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons, Lorne (Rosann) of Enderby, B.C., and Les (Glenda) of Winnipeg Beach, Man.; five grandchildren, Terri (Glen) Porter, Thunder Bay, Ont., Dan (Karen) Enns, Saskatoon Sask., Monica (Eric) Adams, Calgary, Alta., David Enns, Kitchener, Ont., Lori Guenther, Winnipeg, Man.; and four great-grandchildren.

She also leaves to mourn her passing, her sister Marjorie (Ron) Dalzell, Alamo, Texas; brothers, Mervin (May) Hiebert, Winnipeg, Man. and Floyd (Norma) Hiebert, Steinbach, Man.

She was predeceased by her loving husband John in 2002; sister Winona Schellenberg; and brother Rodney Hiebert.

Special thanks to Pastor Abe Klassen of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Chaplain Larry Hirst of Bethesda Place and the entire nursing staff at Bethesda Place for their care.

The funeral service was held at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Steinbach, Saturday, April 19, 2003. Interment in Heritage Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Louise's memory may be made to Mission Sisters, Mennonite Brethren Church, Box 1930, Steinbach, MB R0A 2A0.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.

1935 ­- 2003

Eva Goertzen, mother, grandmother and sister, of the Landmark, Man. area, passed away peacefully at Bethesda Hospital on Easter Sunday, with her family at her side. Her eight-month struggle with cancer ended at midnight April 20, 2003, when the Lord took her to be with her husband of 38 years, Jacob Kehler Goertzen, who predeceased her in 1992. She was also predeceased by her parents; her stillborn son; three brothers, Ed, Abe and Tom; two sisters, Tina and Anne; sister-in-law Susie Enns and brother-in-law Jake Enns.

Surviving are daughters, Jackie, Gerry (Stan) Funk; grandchildren, Christopher, Anthony, Tavia and Trinity; brothers, Jake (Emily), Bill (Marlene), John, and Tony (Linda) Sawatzky; sisters, Mary (Les) Majewski and Lil (Harold) Morris. Extended family members mourning her loss are: Irene, Judy, Jane and spouses, John and Agatha, together with the adopted Goertzen family.

She will be sadly missed by all, and will be remembered for her Saturday soup suppers, her intense Skipbo games, her love for birds, and her attention to her extensive flower gardens.

The funeral service will be held Friday, April 25, 2003, 2 p.m., in the Silberfeld Chortitzer Mennonite Church (near New Bothwell). Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, Room ON109 ­ 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

Pallbearers will be Flip Manaigre, Gina Morris, Todd Sawatzky, John Kroeker, Gary Friesen and John Friesen.

We, the family, want to give thanks to Anne Funk and Lori Friesen for taking care of her grandchildren while she was ill, Pastors Cornelius Peters, Al Maier and Richard Martens for spiritual support, Dr. Hoff, the emergency and nursing and ambulance staff at Bethesda Hospital for their excellent care and concern.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Man.

1937 - 2003

Martha was born Dec. 2, 1937 in the R.M of Hanover, Man. She was predeceased by her parents, one brother and one sister. Left to mourn her passing are her sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and Katherine; brothers, Ben (Frieda), Peter (Agatha) and Dave (Lisa); many nieces and nephews, who will remember her with fondness for her generosity, love and interest in their lives.

Martha held the position of assistant manager at Niakwa Country Club and an accountant at Motor Coach Industries, and was well respected for her work.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and in her early years sang in the choir. Her friends at St. Mark's Lutheran Church were a great source of support to her.

Martha went to be with her Lord on April 18, 2003, Good Friday. She longed to be free of suffering, and is now at peace and rest with the Lord Jesus Christ, her and our Redeemer, Sustainer, and King.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Steinbach, Man.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Pastor Al Maier for his faithfulness in his visitation, and in the service of Holy Communion with her.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.


Olga Schmidt passed away peacefully April 20, 2003 at Fred Douglas Lodge, Winnipeg, Man. She was born Oct. 8, 1913 at Greenridge, Man., where she lived for much of her life. In 1942 she married Julius Schmidt and together they raised eight children, farming at Greenridge until 1958, when the family moved to Dominion City, Man.

Mom was a resourceful homemaker and living "in town" did not prevent her raising food, both vegetables and livestock, to feed a large family. An abundant crop was never wasted; she simply found or created a new recipe to utilize it. In later years, she and Dad continued to garden, for the sheer joy of making things grow and sharing with the family. Mom's green thumb was legendary and she happily shared her skills and transferred her passion for gardening to all of her children. Her gifts of food were an expression of her love - whether she grew it, baked it, pickled or preserved it, we were all to share it.

Family was of prime importance, and if mothering was her vocation, grandparenting was her reward. She delighted in her grandchildren and encouraged them in exploits and pursuits she would have barely tolerated in her children. Visits to Grandma's house yielded an endless supply of treats. Her great-grandchildren were her pride and joy, and during the last year of her life she especially enjoyed the regular visits with her newest great-granddaughter.

Predeceased by her husband Julius in 1998 and one son in infancy, she is survived by eight children, Elsie Berg, Florence (Bob) Stanke, Clarence (Jan), Eileen (Clayton) Gunn, Ray (Valerie), Doreen (John) Wilson, Albert (Annie-Marie) and Leo (Janice); son-in-law Bill Berg; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Ewald and Emil Bohn; and sister-in-law Verna Bohn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Her sisters, Millie Elleck and Hilda Walters, and one brother Reinhold Bohn predeceased her.

The family would like to thank the volunteers and staff at Fred Douglas Lodge for their patience and care over the last 6 1/2 years, and particularly acknowledge Joyce McLean for her kindness and dedication.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24, 2 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Friedenstahl. Interment at Greenridge Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.

Neil Bardal Inc. in care of arrangements.

Oct. 8, 1929 ­- April 21, 2003

Peacefully, April 21, 2003, with his family at his side at Bethesda Hospital, David of Steinbach, Man., aged 73, went home to be with his Lord.

Besides his loving wife Betty of 51 years, he is survived by two daughters, Linda (Peter) and Brenda; five grandchildren, Cory (Christine), Markus, Nathan, Andrew, Joel and one great- granddaughter Kallie. He is also survived by seven brothers and six sisters. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

David was born Oct. 8, 1929 in Osterwick, but resided in Steinbach most of his life. He worked at Lund Boat for many years, where he made many friends. He also enjoyed his grandchildren very much. When he turned 65 he retired to be at home and work around the yard and maintain a big garden every year. He especially enjoyed the outdoors. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his warm smile and warm hospitality. He will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kaethler and all the wonderful nurses who cared for Dad in the hospital. The family also wishes to thank family members for their love and support.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2003, 1 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, with interment at Heritage Cemetery. Viewing at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Friday, April 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.


April 15, 2003, at the Rest Haven Nursing Home, Steinbach, Man., Susanna Kasdorf of Niverville passed away at the age of 91 years.

Susanna is survived by her children: John (Elisabeth), Jessie (John) Martens, Frank (Darlene) of Winnipeg, Anne Neufeld of Steinbach, Susan (Rudy) Martens of Abbotsford, B.C., Peter (Adina) of Langley, B.C., Helen (John) Koslowsky, Henry (Mary), Jake (Judy), Frieda (Peter) Loeppky, Abe (Rosalind), Linda (John) Loeppky, Betty Kasdorf of Niverville, Mary (Edward) Loeppky of Kelowna, B.C., (Sharon) Kasdorf of Calgary, Alta., and Hilda Kasdorf of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; as well as 42 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Maria Wiebe of Abbotsford, B.C., and one brother, John Unruh of Paraguay.

Susanna was predeceased by her husband Peter J. Kasdorf in 1979; one son Cornie in 1993; two grandsons, Leonard Milton Neufeld in infancy in 1957, and Jeffrey Lee Kasdorf in 1986; one son-in-law Cornie Neufeld in 1994; five brothers and three sisters.


Dec. 16, 1925 -­ Oct. 12, 2003

Peacefully, with family at her side, Susan Friesen of Rosenort, Man. died Sunday, Oct. 12, at Donwood Manor. She is survived by three sisters, Helen Friesen, Millie Reimer (Allen), and Laura Friesen (Ed); five brothers, Bill (Helen), Frank (Gertie), Len (Bertha), Art (Ruth), Elmer (MaryAnn); and 35 nieces and nephews.
Susan was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius and Mary Friesen; brother Pete and wife Mary; sister Tena; brother Johnny in infancy; and brother-in-law Ike Heinrichs.

Though we feel a sense of tremendous loss and sadness we are happy for her that she has been carried Home - to a place of peace and perfect health again. Her deep faith and trust in God has been her strength and comfort as she has walked through difficult times of failing health.

Susan has demonstrated her love and compassion for people as she worked for many years as a nurse on the polio ward at King George Hospital, also as director of care at the Rosenort Eventide Nursing Home. Upon retiring from nursing she followed her dream and founded the Christian "Book Nook" in Morris, Man., where she made many friends and each customer was special.

She loved the outdoors, planting flowers, admiring nature. She was also an accomplished seamstress, sewing many a wardrobe.

Susan was a gentle, kind and very generous person - always ready to help - giving of her time and resources - giving of herself. In spite of illness, she never complained.
We have many precious memories of her and will deeply miss our dear Susan, whom we respected and loved so much.

A special thank you to Donwood Manor staff, who gave her such tender care with hugs and kisses, loving her, treating her with dignity and respect.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, 2 p.m., at the Rosenort Fellowship Chapel, Rosenort, Man., with Pastor George Toews officiating. Viewing took place prior to the service. Donations in memory of Susan can be made to Donwood Manor, 165 Donwood Dr., Winnipeg, MB, R2G 0VP.

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