John Allan Froese

John Allan Froese

1944 – 2004

JohnFroese1.jpgJohn Allan Froese was born to John and Helen Froese on April 30, 1944. He grew up the eldest of 12 children, 5 miles south of Winkler. He was baptized in the Chortitz Old Colony Church on May 14, 1967.

Dad met Mom when she was working as a nurses aid at Salem Home and they were married on July 2, 1967.

On Wednesday, May 12th at 10:47 am Dad passed away peacefully. He was predeceased bye his father, John E. Froese in 1962 and his wife Lena in January of 2003. He leaves to mourn his passing his children, John and Amanda Froese of Hochfeld, Brian and Helen Klassen of Blumenfeld, James and Mary Froese of Hochfeld, Peter and Laurie Froese of Roland, and Danny and Tina Froese of Gretna and 15 grandchildren. Also his mother, Helen J. Froese of Winkler, six brothers and five sisters and their families; Mom’s parents, Bishop John P. and Helena Wiebe of Hochfeld and their family.

Dad was ready and willing to go and though it felt too soon and sudden for us, we know that his struggles are over forever and that peace and joy are his eternally in Christ Jesus.

Funeral service was held on Monday, May 17, 2004 at Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church at 2:00pm with Bishop Peter Elias and Rev. Henry Rempel officiating. Interment followed at the Hochfeld Cemetery.

The family would like to thank everyone who made life easier for him these past few months. The family would also like to thank Dr. Allen, Dr. Klassen and the nurses of Boundary Trails Health Centre.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.

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