Klassen, George P


1925 - 2013

george P Klassen sqGrandpa was born on April 21, 1925 to Peter F and Agatha (nee Elias) Klassen, in the village of Blumenfeld, MB.  Grandpa grew up in Blumenfeld along with his brothers and sisters.  When grandpa experienced the loss of his mother, his dad married Elizabeth Martens where two more children joined the family.

Grandpa found Neta Fehr, the love of his life in Kronstal area.  Neta was grandpa’s soul mate.  Grandpa got baptized in Reinland Sommerfeld Mennonite Church on the confession of his faith in May of 1947.  Later that year, in October on the 23rd day, Grandpa and Grandma got married on Grandma’s homestead. They were married for 65 years, 9 months and 12 days, right until Grandpa passed on to be with his Saviour on August 4, 2013. Grandpa will be sadly missed by his family, but never forgotten.  The example he portrayed to his family by always being friendly, helping people in need and the solid marriage that Grandpa and Grandma had will live on.

Grandpa leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Neta, son, Jake and Linda Klassen and their children Tammy and Warren Wall (Teagan, Cale, and Taya) Candace and Dale Toews, (Renna), Mark and Jenn Klassen, son, Isaac and Tina Klassen and their children Curt and Annie Klasse, (Kylie), Pam Klassen and Janell Klassen, son, George and Agatha Klassen and their children Isaiah Armstrong and Candace Armstrong. Grandpa was predeceased by one daughter, Barbara Klassen in 2011.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday August 8, 2013 at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Booy, the nurses and the support staff at Salem home, ushers, pianist, Bertha Wall, song leaders, George and Katherine  Friesen (church caretakers), serving group, Wiebe Funeral Home and the many friends and family that brought food, flowers and held us up in prayer. A special thank you to Bishop Dave Wiebe and Rev. Abe Wiebe for bringing the service of encouragement to our family and our friends.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in George’s memory to Sommerfeld Church Missions.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements,