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Evelyn Siemens

1932 – 2017


Evelyn Siemens (nee Thiessen), beloved wife of Henry J. Siemens of Winkler, MB passed away peacefully with family by her side at Salem Home on February 26, 2017 at the age of 84. Evelyn was born June 3, 1932 to Ben W. and Helen Thiessen in the Kronswiede District. Evelyn was baptized upon the confession of her faith on May 19, 1951. On June 24, 1951, Evelyn married Henry J. Siemens of Horndean. They farmed together in the Horndean area for 27 years, moved to Altona in 1978 and lived there for another 27 years. While they lived in Altona Evelyn enjoyed working with the Cradle Roll Ministry at the Bergthaler Mennonite Church.   In 2005, they moved to Winkler. Evelyn enjoyed participating in floor curling and shuffleboard at the Senior Centre and they made many new friends in Winkler. During the advanced stages Parkinson’s, Evelyn had a bad fall and was admitted to Boundary Trails Health Centre in November 2015. In March of 2016, Evelyn moved to the Care Home in Notre Dame De Lourdes and her final earthly move was to Salem Home in August 2016. It was there that Evelyn slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus.

Evelyn is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Henry J. Siemens, and five children: Glen (Karen) Siemens of Plum Coulee, Karen (Phil) Friesen of Crystal City, Colleen (David) Dueck of Lowe Farm, Rhonda (Marvin) Thiessen of Alexander and Lavern (Darlene) Siemens of Horndean. Evelyn is  also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren: Crystal (Don) Cruickshank and their son Justice;  Stephen (Allison) and their children Amaya, Aviwae, Zion, and Gabriel; Derek (Jenna) Friesen and their children Hannah, Emma, Callie, Caleb, and Bodie; Janelle (Doug) Reimer and their children Ezra, Ashton, and Madelyn; Landon (Heather) Friesen and their children Annalise and Jarren; Andrea Thiessen; Eric (Mariel) Thiessen; Matthew Thiessen  and his fiancé Joelle McAuley; Jordan Siemens; Allison (Connor) Bergen; Jeremy Siemens. Evelyn is also survived by her beloved sister Erna Hildebrand and one brother-in-law Abe (Rollie) Wiebe. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Ben W. and Helen Thiessen, 4 sisters and 1 brother and one great-grandson, Owen Friesen.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday March 2, 2017 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with private interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Evelyn’s memory to the Salem Foundation, 165 15th Street Winkler, MB R6W 1T8. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the many prayers; as well as the acts of love and care given to Evelyn Siemens by the staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Foyer Notre Dame and Salem Home.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

in care of arrangements.


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