David D Friesen

1918 - 2011 

david_D_freisen_sqOn September 18, 2011 David D. Friesen of Winkler, MB formerly of Plum Coulee passed away at the Carman Hospital at the age of 92 years. 

Dad was born on November 16, 1918 in the Ukraine to David and Susan (nee Enns) Friesen. At the age of 7 he moved to Canada with his widowed mother and siblings and settled in the village of Plum Coulee, MB.  Dad was baptized upon the confession of his faith in 1941 by Bishop Schulz in the Plum Coulee Bergthaler Church.  He met the love of his life Helen Hiebert while working on her father’s farm and this blossomed into a marriage of almost 68 years. Dad and Mom were married on November 7, 1943.  They raised their family on the family farm south of Plum Coulee. In 1979 they moved into town. In 1998 Dad and Mom moved into Winkler and settled into life there. 

Dad will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Helen; daughters, Elaine (Don) Sawatsky, Marlene (Ron) Kehler, son, Les (Dianne), 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1 sister.  Dad was predeceased by 1 daughter, Diane in infancy, his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.  Dad was loved deeply by us his family and we will miss him dearly, but we rejoice knowing he has now received his heavenly reward and look forward to seeing him again 

Funeral service was held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the Grace Mennonite Church with interment at the Plum Coulee Cemetery 

If so desired, donations may be made in David’s memory to Faith Mission in Winkler.



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