Elisabeth Funk (nee Rempel)

1930 – 2013 

Funk_ElisabethElisabeth Funk, (nee Rempel), was born on July 8, 1930, as the second child of six children, in Dobrowka, Orenburg. Her parents were Wilhelm and Emilia Rempel. Her childhood years saw many hardships. She attended school for four years, and at the age of 12 she started work in the Kolchose. On February 27, 1949, Elisabeth was married to Franz Funk. The Lord blessed them with six children who they brought up in the fear of God. In 1956 she accepted Jesus as her personal savior and was baptized by Heinrich Unrau. Since her baptism she has always been a member of a church. She loved the Lord Jesus, read in his word and sang a lot. For 35 years they lived in Dobrowka, Orenburg as a family. On March 26, 1965 they moved to Usun-Agatsch, Alma-Ata, where Elisabeth sang in the church choir. Here they lived for 11 years. An April 25, 1976, they moved to Petschory, Pskow where they stayed for 12 years. On May 3, 1988, they moved to Germany. Since then she suffered pain in her legs which sometimes became unbearable and later was diagnosed as Diabetes. On July 8, 1999, they moved to Canada with 2 of their children and their families. In her last days she prayed more than usual with her husband and read the Bible more. Throughout her life she was always friendly, happy and helpful. The time of her life as a couple was 63 years, 10 months and six days. On January 3, 2013, at 10:15 a.m., she passed away at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 26 days. 

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Franz Funk, five daughters, Helene(Abram) Bergen, Maria(Gerhard) Sawatzky, Katharina(Willy) Wolf, Elisabeth(Peter) Gur, Anna(Klaus) Mathis, one son, Wilhelm(Maria) Funk; 33 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. 

Funeral service was held on Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Bethaus Mennonite Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens in Winkler, MB. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


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