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Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday July 6, 2017 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church Viewing will be from 1-7PM on Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler Interment at 12:45PM prior to the service at the Reinfeld Cemetery Donations in Anne's memory may be made to the Salem Foundation Inc.


Anne Froese (nee Friesen)

1928 – 2017 

Whenever we would go to visit mom, be it at her house, her apartment or at the personal care home, she would always greet us with, “Welcome here!” Well mom, now our loving God will be greeting you with those very words, “Welcome here!” On Sunday July 2, 2017 at 8:37 a.m. at Salem Home in Winkler, MB, our mom, grandmother and great grandmother Anne Froese, went to her eternal home with Jesus. 

Mom was born on June 25, 1928 in the village of Friedensruh. She attended the village school until grade seven at which time she had to quit school to help at home. She often said she wished she could have continued school. Mom was baptized upon the confession of her faith in 1947 in the Old Colony Church. On November 23, 1947, she married George J Froese, son of Jacob J and Margaretha Froese. Mom and dad purchased a farmyard in the village of Reinfeld, a place that remained their home for the next 47 years. Mom worked hard during those years; raising three children, assisting dad in all aspects of the farm by shoveling grain into bins or tending to the pigs, cows and chickens. She maintained a large yard and garden; the lawn, hedges and shrubs were always looking perfectly manicured and the flowers beds beautiful. She kept a spotless house and her cooking and baking skills were exceptional. Mom’s years were tough as she struggled with various health issues. When dad became involved in municipal affairs, she assumed more home and farm responsibilities. In 1994, mom and dad moved to Winkler. Mom’s faith was always evident in her actions, serving us as family and others tirelessly. She enjoyed helping others often in a quiet and behind the scenes manner. She was active for many years in the Valley Rehab auxiliary and in the Reinfeld Ladies Group, hosting the group for many years with coffee and special dainties. Dad’s sudden passing in 2006 was extremely difficult for mom, Due to her deteriorating health, she sold the house in 2010 and moved to Garden Park Estates. Her health continued to decline and she was unable to manage safely and so her only option was to move into a personal care home. Mom lived in the Emerson PCH from April 2012 until August 2012 when she moved to Salem Home. This was a very difficult step in her life journey. 

She was predeceased by her husband, George (August 20, 2006), daughter-in-law, Mariline (September 3, 2013), her parents, Jacob and Katherina Friesen and five brothers, Jacob, Peter, Bill, Abe and Cornie. Left to cherish her memory are three children: son, Jake and wife, Erma (Kelly and Greg Ens, Mackenzie, Maria, Lani, Lucas; Sherry and Kurt Enes, Olivia, Chase, Jared and Kim Froese, Braden, Regan, Tyson), son, George and wife, Hilda (Charmaine and Steve Kowalchuk, Gracie; Jeff and Coriann Froese, Parker, Kade), daughter, Roseann and Bill Hoffman (Janelle and Alex Hammond, Jaylene). Mom is survived by one brother, John Friesen and wife, Lorraine, sisters-in-law, Mary Friesen, Shirley Leatherdale, Janice Friesen, brother-in-law, John Froese and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the staff at Salem PCH for their care. A special thank you to John and Lorraine Friesen for the love they shared so faithfully and to the many individuals who took the time to pay mom a visit and supported us in prayer. We also want to thank Wiebe Funeral Home for the comforting and professional service. Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Salem Foundation Inc.

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday July 6, 2017 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment prior at the Reinfeld Cemetery. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


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