Aganetha Klassen

Aganetha Klassen (nee Thiessen)

1923 - 2009

On Thursday May 21, 2009 at Salem Home, Nettie Klassen aged 85 years of Winkler, MB went to her heavenly home.

She was born in Hague, SK in 1923 to Klaas and Susana (nee Penner) Thiessen.  She was baptized upon confession of her faith in 1943. In 1949, she married Abraham Thiessen and together they had 11 children.  They celebrated 39 years of marriage until Abraham went to his heavenly home.  In 1989, she married Jake Klassen and they were married 10 years until he went to be with the Lord.

Mom was a blessing to her children, grandchildren, friends and anyone that crossed her path.  She had a passion for helping others, giving of herself whenever needed, even if it meant she was left with nothing.  She was a great mentor to her children and instilled good Christian morals in them.  She enjoyed carpentry, sewing, gardening, cooking and reading the gospel; yet there was always time for family and friends.  Her final 2 years were spent at Salem Home where she touched the lives of many.  She will be greatly missed.

She leaves to mourn her passing 6 daughters, Tina and Abe Giesbrecht of Ontario, Susan Thiessen, Hilda Thiessen, Anna and John Friesen of Alberta, Lena and Pete Guenther of British Columbia, Sarah and Rick Giesbrecht; 4 sons, John and Helena, Abram and Agatha, Niko and Sarah, Isaac and Susan; 36 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Abraham K. Thiessen in 1988; second husband, Jake Klassen in 1998; 1 son, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held on Sunday May 24, 2009 at 2:30 pm at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church.  Interment followed at Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery in Schanzenfeld.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Nettieā€™s memory to Boundary Trails Health Centre Cancer Unit Box 2000 Winkler, MB R6W 1H8.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.

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