Krahn, Henry

Henry Krahn

Henry Krahn

1925 - 2002

On Saturday April 27, 2002 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Henry Krahn age 76 years, of Winkler went to meet his Lord, only 2 short weeks after his sweet wife Helen went to heaven.

Henry was born to Cornelius and Anna Krahn on September 10, 1925 in the village of Blumenort, Manitoba.  When Henry was a baby, the family moved to Mexico.  As one of 15 children, Henry worked hard on the farm from a very young age.  The family returned to Canada in 1940 when Henry was 14 years old.  He continued to enjoy working with his father on the farm until the age of 19, when he moved to Winnipeg where he was employed at Winnipeg Cold Storage.  A short time later he had the opportunity to move to Thunder Bay, Ontario to work at Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, where he worked for 42 years.  Henry loved his job, and received several awards for safety and faithful service.  He also became a spokesman for fellow workers in addressing concerns to city council, and as a result an overpass was built in 1987 for elevator workers.

Henry enjoyed his single life until he met the lady that he could not live without.  During a visit to Manitoba to see family, Henry's heart was stolen by Helen, a lovely clerk at Altona's former Neufeld's Store.  They were married on September 6, 1970 and enjoyed 31 happy years of marriage. They were blessed with one daughter, Loretta Darlene, who was the delight of his life.

Henry had a few hobbies like fishing, swimming, and spending time visiting with family and friends.  He became a "tour guide" for many visiting relatives.

After retiring in 1987, the family moved to Altona and then later to Winkler.  Henry's retirement was a very difficult time in his life, and through this experience he learned the importance of putting Christ first in his life.  Growing up, Henry's parents always taught him about the Bible, and as a young child he began his walk of faith in Christ.  In his later years, Henry became more vocal about his faith, and was a great encouragement

Funeral Service was held on Thursday May 2, 2002 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with Rev. Dick Penner officiating.  Interement followed at the Rosenheim Cemetery.