Krahn, Peter

The Life of Peter N. Krahn

October 26, 1940 – October 28, 2013

Petr KrahnsqPeter was born to Gerhard and Judith Krahn in Chihuahua, Mexico on October 26, 1940.  He was baptized on his confession of faith on June 24, 1961 by Rev. C.C. Nickel at the Reinland Mennonite Church in Matheson Ontario. Peter migrated together with his family from Mexico to Matheson Ontario in 1957.  Here he worked on the family farm and later in the logging industry and his love of trucking started. This is also where he met and married his wife Sara Wall.  They were married on July 16, 1961. Their daughter and two still born children were born while they lived here. In 1965 they moved to the Schanzenfeld area where they lived till 1998 at which time they moved to Winkler.  He carried on with his love of trucking working for Winkler Construction for 30 years, hauling gravel.  Many weekends were spent going for drives to show his wife and daughter which “pits we are hauling from this week.” His winters were quiet as he could not haul gravel and so he spent a lot of his time “going for coffee” and he started delivering motor homes for Triple E.  Many trips were enjoyed together with his wife till her health failed.  He continued his hobby alone, sometimes taking his brothers or friends with him. 

He was blessed with four grandchildren and enjoyed many outings with them.  The yearly trip to the Winnipeg Zoo is still talked about and fondly remembered as a tradition.  In the later years he even ventured out to some camping trips though he would only stay for the day. He retired at age 60 and continued to deliver trailers.  His goal was 400 and he surpassed this goal.  His health started to deteriorate in the summer of 2012. He was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer in the fall of 2012 and responded to treatments only for short intervals. He had hoped to be able to deliver a few more trailers in the spring and summer of 2013 but this was not to be possible. Peter was admitted to the hospital on October 8, 2013 for pain control.  He was not one to complain and so if he verbalized he was having pain we knew it must be substantial. He was a man who was content with little and demanded or asked for little.  His condition deteriorated fairly quickly and he passed away quietly on October 28, 2013 with his daughter at his side. 

He leaves to mourn his daughter, Anna and Bob Friesen of Morden; four grandchildren; Nicole and Cody Buhler of Portage, Joel Friesen of Roblin, Rachael and Chris Hildebrandt of Morden and Jody Friesen of Morden, five brothers and eight sisters and their families. He was predeceased by his wife Sara, parents Gerhard and Judith Krahn and one brother in infancy. We will miss you greatly and will look forward to seeing you again in Glory!! As Jesus said to his disciples; “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3 

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday November 1, 2013 at Winkler Reinland Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery in Schanzenfeld. We would like to thank Dr. Menzies, Dr. Woelk, Dr Booy and the nurses and staff from the Boundary Trails Cancercare program, the palliative care staff and medical wards for their compassionate and professional care over the past year and last few weeks.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Palliative Care Box 2000 Winkler, MB R6W 1H8. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements