Ida Ottilie Gruener

1903 – 2003 

On Thursday October 30, 2003 at the Salem Home, Winkler, Ida Gruener (nee Rietze), age 100 years, went to her eternal rest.

She was predeceased by husband Otto in 1967; sons-in-law Bill Wiebe in 1957; Menno Ketler in 1982; Hank Doell in 1988; and daughter-in-law Sharon Gruener in 1999, 3 sisters and 10 brothers.

She leaves to mourn her passing 4 daughters Irene P. & Bill Swallow of Chase, B.C; Lorraine & Hugo Mantey of Winkler; Marie Doell of Winkler; Mildred & Bill Hildebrand of Winkler; 2 sons Richard Gruener of Winnipeg; Don & Anita Gruener of Winnipeg;  17 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren, 1 sister and 2 brothers.

Viewing will be held Monday November 3 at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler, from 1:00pm – 9:00pm.

Funeral service was held Tuesday November 4, 2003, 11:00am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Winkler, Rev. Alex Klages officiating.  Interment followed at Winkler Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Concordia Seminary, Edmonton, AB, or to a charity of choice.

Ida was a woman of strong faith.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.

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