1929 – 2011
After a courageous battle with cancer Dad passed away peacefully at 3:20pm on June 12, 2011 in Salem Home surrounded by his loving family. Peter Dueck lived to the age of 81 years, 10 months, 22 days.
Dad was born in the Plum Coulee area on July 21, 1929. He was the oldest son of Peter H and Tina Dueck, he had 3 brothers and 4 sisters. As a child he attended the Rosenheim School. Dad was baptized in the Plum Coulee Sommerfeld church in the spring of 1950. The following year dad married mom on July 8, 1951. They were married by Reverend Jacob Unrau in the Rudnerweide area, on mom’s parents’ yard. Dad and mom were 24 days away from celebrating their 60th anniversary. Together they set a great example of love, and happiness for their children, and grandchildren.
Mom and Dad began their married life in Gnadenthal. In 1959 they bought their farm in Kleinstadt. Here they raised their five children. Dad was a very hard working man. Dad worked on his farm; in addition he kept a full time job. These jobs included picking up cream for Manco, doing maintenance at the Altona hospital, and the Ebenezer Home in Altona. In 1979 dad had his first heart attack. This was a very difficult time for both Dad and mom. Dad was not able to work for the next year. After recuperating, dad was hired by DW Friesen. Here he worked until he retired in 1988. In 1990 they moved to Altona. Dad continued to battle with a heart condition. In 1992 he underwent open heart surgery. This provided him with many more years, of quality life. We are very grateful for these special years.
Dad loved working with his hands. He loved tools, and building things. After he retired he was able to spend more time with this hobby. He built many things that we will all treasure. Each grandson has a loose housing, and the granddaughters have doll cribs that they will cherish.
On January 21, 2011 dad moved to Salem Home. He lived there for 4 ½ months. He remained positive during his time in Salem Home. No matter how tough his day, his response when asked, how he was doing, was always, “Oh, pretty good!” He would never complain. Although he did not live there long, he was very well liked. He will be missed by both the staff and the residents there. We would like to thank the amazing staff at Salem home for the kindness they showed dad, mom, and the rest of our family. We all enjoyed our time shared with dad in Salem Home.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, one brother, and two sisters. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Tina (nee Driedger), daughter, Hilda and Jake Neufeld, their family, Tim and Betty, Caleb, Carissa, and Donaven, Joe and special friend, Rossa; son, Ed and Eva Dueck; son, Albert and Ang Dueck, their family, Julie and special friend, Rob Paul; daughter, MaryAnn and Don Wiebe, their family, Tracey and Dan, Alexandra, and Taylor, Trevor and Stacy; son, Don and Sharon Dueck, their family, Andrew and special friend, Kristi, Michael, Nolan.
Funeral service was held on Thursday June 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at Rudnerweide Cemetery.
We as a family, would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers, flowers and food. We would also like to thank Reverend Art Wiebe, Reverend Stan Krahn, Bertha Wall, Irene Funk, the song leaders, the serving group, ushers and Wiebe Funeral Home for all the kindness.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements