Klassen, Gertrude

Gertrude Klassen (nee Penner)

1935 - 2016


klassen gertrude sqPeacefully, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016, Gertrude Klassen went home to be with the Lord.

She is survived by one son, Leonard, daughter, Anita (Neil) Guenter and daughter, Loretta (Cam) Gratton, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also a brother, Tony (Bertha), sister-in-law (Dorothy), nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by parents, William and Elizabeth Penner, brothers, Reuben (infancy) and Herman, husband, Jacob in 2010 and daughter-in-law, Sheryl in 2012.

Mom was born on May 27th, 1935 in the Rosenfeld area. On August 18th, 1957, she married Jacob Klassen; they had three children. Over the years, mom worked at Tabor Home in Morden, MB and at Donwood Manor in Winnipeg, MB. She retired in 1990 and then she and dad moved to Reinland, MB. She spent her time gardening, sewing, crocheting, fishing and travelling. She especially enjoyed attending the numerous Klassen family reunions. Mom spent the last ten years of her life in Salem Home, Winkler, being cared for by attentive and compassionate staff. We will miss you, mom, and always keep you in our hearts.

Funeral service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday September 4, 2016 at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at the Waldheim Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Gertrude’s memory to either the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or Back to the Bible Broadcast.


Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements