Letkeman, Jessie


Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Private interment prior at the Winkler Cemetery. Donations in Jessie's memory may be made to the Salem Foundation Inc.


Jessie Letkeman

1948 - 2017 

Jessie Letkeman, age 68 passed away peacefully at Salem Home in Winkler, MB on Sunday August 13, 2017. 

She is survived by two sisters and one brother: Katy Wheeler of Red Deer, AB, Betty Wolfe of Winkler, MB, Jake and Olga Letkeman of La Riviere, MB and sister-in-law, Susan Letkeman of Winkler, MB and their families. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Herman E and Justina Letkeman and two brothers, David and Herman, two brothers-in-law, Pete Wheeler and John R Wolfe as well as two nephews, Brad Letkeman and Bob Wheeler.

Jessie was born at the Bethel Hospital in Winkler, MB on November 30, 1948, the youngest of six to Herman and Justina Letkeman of Wakeham. She was baptized upon her confession of faith on June 1, 1969 in the Winkler Sommerfelder Church. She was then accepted into membership. At an early age, she began babysitting and continued to do so while living at home. Later, after Dad passed away in 1974, she was a great companion and help to Mom.  After Mom passed away in 1995, she moved into her own apartment and lived independently for many years until it became obvious to the supporting family that she could no longer cope with the physical aspects of daily living.  She was then admitted into personal care; first to Swan Lake, then to Pembina-Manitou and then to Salem for her remaining years.  She developed Bells Palsy and during the last year, it became increasingly severe. Those visiting her regularly noticed her physical health waning. We thank the Lord that He allowed her intellectual abilities to be strong to the end and that she could go to be with the Lord peacefully. 

Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 19, 2017 at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment prior at Winkler Cemetery.  If friends so desire, donations may be made in Jessie‚Äôs memory to the Salem Foundation Inc. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 Cynthia Froese 2017-08-15 04:49
Condolence's to Jessie's family. She will be missed.. Betty, I am sorry for your loss.
#2 Jenn 2017-08-15 13:17
I was very shocked to see this. I just saw Jessie a couple weeks ago at Salem. She got to meet my girls which she enjoyed.
Jessie was always very special to me when I worked at Salem.
Sorry for your loss Betty.
#3 Curt Reimer 2017-08-16 18:21
Gonna miss her at salem
#4 Margo Friesen 2017-08-16 21:20
My condolences to the family. I got to know Jessie when I worked at the Winkler Senior Centre many years ago. I always enjoyed a chat and her smile! She's with her Savior!
#5 Ed & Susan Warkentin 2017-08-17 10:30
To Betty and the families , our condolences and Love & Prayers for the loss of a dear sister !! That is a very lovely picture of Jessie !!!

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