Dyck, Eva

Eva Dyck (nee Krahn)

1920 - 2014

 

DyckEvaEva Dyck was born to Johann and Anna (nee Olfert) Krahn on January 22, 1920 in the village of Reinfeld just east of Winkler. It was on this village family farm where she grew up. Eva was the youngest in the family of 15 children. There were eight boys and seven girls. When she was just 14 years old when her mother passed away leaving her and her siblings to help take care of the household until she married.

Eva enjoyed her youth with the friends she had in the village and relatives that lived near by. She attended the Winkler Bergthaler Church and was baptized on the Confession of her Faith on May 28, 1939. Eva met her life’s partner Frank J. Dyck, from the district of Neuhorst at a wedding. Actually it was Frank that met his life partner when Eva spotted Frank and beckoned him to come stand next to her on the crowded veranda of young people. Love at first sight. Their wedding took place on December 26, 1940 in the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. It was a warm day with no snow on the ground although it froze a little over night.

After their wedding the young couple settled on Frank’s homestead in the district of Neuhorst where they farmed together with her husband’s brother Jacob and his family. They farmed together until 1965 when Frank’s brother moved to Thornhill. Eva and Frank remained on the farm until 1985 when they retired and moved to Winkler. Eva and Frank had a tough beginning – by today’s standard. But with courage, love and God’s grace they prospered and enjoyed many very special experiences together.

Eva was a helpful partner on the farm. She would milk the cows and helped hoe the sugar beets. When she worked, her children would often hear her singing. She could also play the guitar. The children loved her cooking and remember the moist chocolate cakes, the delicious apple pies and the high chiffon cakes which she would also bake for the Ladies Bake sales.  She crocheted many table cloths and pot holders. Each of her children and grandchildren received a special afghan which she had made for them. She was known to be generous and had a contented personality. She was also active in the community and was a member of the Neuhorst Ladies Group.

Eva and Frank were blessed with four children, first two daughters and then two sons. They loved their children very much and were concerned that they would live a life pleasing unto the Lord. We, the family, are greatly blessed by their steadfast prayers for us. What greater gift could we receive and convey to our children. Eva and Frank enjoyed each other and their retirement. A nice home on 137 Poplar Bay in Winkler, a group of wonderful friends with whom they enjoyed many an evening eating out, playing games or just visiting over a cup of coffee. In fact at times they were hard to get a hold of – they were so busy.

The wonderful retirement was not to last. In 1989 Frank developed health issues and on February 21st, 1995 he went to be with the Lord. They had enjoyed 54 years together. Shortly after her husband’s passing, Eva moved into a condo in Crocus. She enjoyed her condo until it became too difficult to take care of her self. She was plagued with mini strokes and was admitted into Salem Home in January 2007 where she remained until her passing. Eva received very good care during her seven years in Salem and was known as a kind, fun loving and an easy person to please. She went to be with the Lord at 10:10 p.m. on July 4th, 2014 in the presence of her family. She lived to an age of 94 years, 5 months and 12 days.

She leaves to mourn her passing - her family: daughter MaryAnne and husband Bill Siemens, Winkler, daughter Evelyn and husband Clarence Friesen, Altona, son Edward and wife Tina, Morden, son Menno and wife Ingrid, near Neuhorst, nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Eva was predeceased by her parents Johann and Anna Krahn, eight brothers and six sisters. (She is the last in that family to pass away.), her husband Frank J. Dyck in 1995, one great grandchild Zachery Dyck in infancy, one grandson in-law Rick Martens.

Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Winkler Cemetery.

We, the family, loved her and we will greatly miss her. But we do not mourn as without hope for we are assured that we are able to meet her again in paradise according to John 3:16.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements

wiebefuneralhomes.com

 

#1 Larry & Margo Friesen 2014-07-10 11:03
We send our condolences and prayers to all of you. But rejoicing for your Mom that she is with her Lord & Savior. God bless you and care for you during this time.
#2 Jake Klassen 2014-07-10 11:47
We are related through my grandmother Wiebe nee Krahn. I remember when i was a kid in high school i would hitchhike from Winkler to Hochfed after a baseball game and quite often Frank and Eva were on their way home from Winkler. They would always stop and give me a ride home. I couldn't believe how often that happened.God bless them. Those rides were greatly apreciated . My condolences to the family.

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