Heinrich (Henry) H. Schellenberg


Henry H. (Hiebert) Schellenberg went to be with the Lord on Thursday May 22, 1997. Dad was born in Altona on Sept. 26, 1920 to Henry J. & Agatha H. (Hiebert) Schellenberg. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers John & David and sister Elizabeth.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy, sisters Tina (Diedrich) Klassen, and Agatha Schellenberg, his children Mary Evangeline, Henry (Jocelyne), John (Kathy), Joe (Jan), Gene, Martha (Wally) Wicha, their mother Mary Schellenberg, step-daughter Sonya (Allan) Lie, 8 grandchildren Matthew, Andrew, Laurel, Michael, Shaun, Jennifer, Joshua, Joanna.

On March 7, 1937, Dad accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour and was baptized upon confession of faith by Bishop William Falk and joined the Rudnerweider Mennonite Church.

On July 10, 1949, Dad married our mother Mary Penner of Gouldtown, Sask. They settled first in Altona then moved to Rosenfeld in 1959. During this time 6 children were born to them.

Dad worked in his profession as a piano tuner/technician for over 45 years and rebuilt, reconditioned, refinished, and resold countless numbers of pianos during his lifetime. During his spare time, he was also an avid writer, poet, composer, inventor, and observer of nature.

On March 23, 1985 Dad married Dorothy Friesen. They lived in the communities of Altona, Beauval, Sask., and Minitonas before retiring to Morden in the fall of 1994.

Funeral service was held on Monday May 26, 1997 at 11:00am at the Christian Life Centre Morden with Pastor Mark MacKnight officiating. Interment followed at the Altona Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Christian Life Centre Morden.

“The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord lift his countenance upon you, and give you peace. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.” Amen.

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