Krushel, Ruth

Ruth Agatha Krushel (nee Wiebe)

1923 - 2012 

KrusherlMaryOn Friday October 26, 2012 at the age of 89 years, Ruth Krushel passed away peacefully at Tabor Personal Care Home in Morden, MB surrounded by her family. Her death resulted from complications related to colon cancer. Many people fondly called her aunt Ruth, whether they were related to her or not. Ruth was born in a big white farm house on April 13, 1923 to parents, Cornelius and Helena Wiebe, in the southern Manitoba district known as Burwalde. 

On October 3, 1943, Ruth married Walter Krushel, son of Lewis and Olga Krushel. It was wartime and Walter chose to be a conscientious objector which meant he would be placed in alternative service. During these early years of marriage, Ruth and Walter lived and worked in Dryden, Ontario, Neepawa and Winnipeg. When the war ended, Ruth and Walter returned to Morden. Ruth and Walter had three sons, Wayne born in 1946, Murray 1948 and Garry 1953. Ruth made a decision to follow Christ in her teen years. She referred to this decision as “the greatest decision of my life”. Her decision to follow Christ truly informed the way she did life. The key for her was serving and loving others. Her family was hugely important to her. She began teaching Sunday school at the age of 16 and in 1990, after 67 years, she retired from her Sunday school teacher role. In addition, she held a variety of leadership roles within her church (Morden Church of God). She served many years with the local “Children’s Aid Society“as well as in community ecumenical initiatives. 

Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius and Helena Wiebe and numerous brothers and sisters. Left to mourn is her husband, Walter, sons, Wayne (Mary), Murray (Audrey) and Garry (Anita), grandchildren; Christopher (Traycee), Dana Hunt (Ryan), Shayla Krushel-Wiebe (Anthony), Justin (Dana), Lindsay Livingston(Ian) and great grandchildren; Matthew and Jenaya Hunt, Xavier and Aria Krushel-Wiebe. Also left to mourn, her sisters, Anne Wiebe, Esther Peters, sister in law, Justina Wiebe and brother, Ben (Ruth) Wiebe. 

A private family burial service took place Monday October 29, 2012. The memorial service was held at the Morden Church of God on Wednesday November 14th at 10:30am. 

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to all the staff at Tabor Personal Care Home for the wonderful and thoughtful care they provided Ruth throughout the years. In particular, we want to thank nurse, Joyce Wieler, who has been a significant long time caregiver to Ruth and her family. Also to Joel Klassen for his sensitive care

for Ruth and her family during Ruth’s final hours. 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me, the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Tim: 4: 7 – 8 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements