Klassen, John


John J Klassen

1943 - 2014

shamrockPeacefully with his family at his side, on Monday September 29, 2014, John J Klassen, aged 71 years went to his eternal rest in heaven. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Norma (nee Braun), one son, Steven and three daughters, Diane (Kevin) Doerksen, Debra Penner, Sandra (Andrew) Penner and twelve grandchildren.

Dad was born to Jacob and Margaretha Klassen on May 14, 1943. He loved growing up in Chortitz and was always proud of his roots. Dad loved his family; he was a farmer at heart who loved to work whether it was on the farm, at the church, at the museum or at his business, Shamrock Seed where he worked together with Steve.

Funeral service was held Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at the Chortitz Community Cemetery.

Donations may be made in John’s memory to a charity close to Dad’s heart, the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Manitoba Chapter 944 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R1 or phone 1-866-775-8625.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements