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Robert “Bob” Julius Mantey

1909 – 2005

Mantey, Bob.jpgOn Friday, May 6, 2005 at his residence in the Tabor Home, Morden, MB Bob Mantey, aged 95 years formerly of Plum Coulee, MB went to his eternal rest.

Bob was born to William and Caroline Mantey on May 29, 1909 in Plum Coulee.  In 1949, he joined the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winkler.  He married Eva Nikkel in June of 1949.  Robert worked from 1928-1944 on the railroad, then as a shoemaker from 1944-1948.  He managed the Plum Coulee Credit Union from 1948-1963.  From 1964 until his retirement, Robert was an accountant for many local businesses.  These included the Triangle Oasis, Harder Seeds, Hometown Service, Waldo’s Electric, The Winkler Bakery, John K. Wiebe Construction, Crossroads Store and the Plum Coulee School.  Robert was the president and secretary of the Plum Coulee Chamber of Commerce for many years.  He was involved with the Plum Coulee Ball and Curling Clubs.  Bob filled out income tax papers for many people.

Bob had a stroke in March of 1997 which left him with some disability on his left side.  He was determined to walk and to get his mail and he did.

He leaves to mourn his passing 1 daughter, Norma and her husband, Don Wood of Morden and their children, Christine and Louis Hoeppner of Morden, Robert and Lori Wood of Miami, Brenda and Dwayne Morrow of Carman and Tom Wood of Morden; 3 great grandchildren, Nikolas Wood, Dylan Hoeppner and Brooklyn Hoeppner, as well as 1 brother, Hugo and Lorraine Mantey of Winkler.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Eva on June 26, 2002; his parents, William and Caroline Mantey; 3 sisters Emma (Louis Jackman), Lil (Russell Stewart), Helen (Ben Kehler); 4 brothers, Fred (Elsie), John (Marjorie), Ed (Mary), and Russell (Margaret) Mantey.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 10 at 11:00 am at the Plum Coulee Bergthaler Church, with Rev. Morris Vincent officiating.  Interment followed at the Plum Coulee Cemetery.

If friends and family so desire, donations may be made to the Tabor Home, 230 9th St. South, Morden, MB R6M 1G6.


Those whom we love go out of sight,

But never out of mind;

They are cherished in the hearts

Of those they leave behind.


The clock of life is wound but once,

And no man has the power,

To tell of just when the hands will stop,

Of what day – or what hour.

Now is the only time you have,

So live it with a will,

Don’t wait until tomorrow,

The hands may then be still.

 Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.

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