Klassen, Susan


Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday February 2, 2018 at the Winkler EMM Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Thursday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Hochfeld Cemetery.


Susanna Klassen (nee Heide)

1926 - 2018 

Mom was born in Hochfeld on August 26, 1926 to Jacob and Susanna Heide. She was baptized on June 10, 1946 upon confession of her faith and married David Klassen on December 10, 1950. Mom and Dad were blessed with three children, Jake, Susan and Nettie.  They started their family in MacGregor and moved to Schoenwiese to establish a dairy farm.  They sold this farm and moved to Plumas in 1978 where they changed to grain farming. During their time in Plumas the family grew to include seven grandchildren who enjoyed going to Grandma and Grandpa’s farm. 

We have many fond memories of Mom. She was a very independent person enjoying many hobbies from sewing jean blankets, singing hymns, collecting dolls and more dolls, to cooking and baking, everything from noodles to perogies and especially cookies - Monster Cookies, for her children and grandchildren until their freezers overflowed. In July of 2016 she had her first stroke with a second to follow a week and a half later.  Through all this, her determination and strong work ethic shone as she worked through the challenges now before her with a smile on her face knowing God is faithful.  She regained her eating abilities, her mobility and her speech; however, was unable to return to her home safely and was paneled for care.  After three months at Boundary Trails Health Centre, she was moved to Emerson Personal Care Home and this was home to her the moment she walked in! She loved the staff and the residents and as much as she wanted to be closer to family, the transition at first to Salem Home was difficult. As she became familiar with her new surroundings, she often spoke of the staff and the activities she enjoyed participating in and how she was enjoying her new home. Most special to her was the chapel time and the music groups who came, she loved to sing! On January 15, she had her 3rd stroke and as her physical challenges increased, her desire to go home to see her Saviour also increased. On Friday, it became evident that she would not be with us much longer and she passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, January 20, 2018 at about 9:30 in the morning at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 4 days. 

Mom is survived by two daughters, Susan Enns of Winkler, Nettie and Ray Reimer of Steinbach; five granddaughters – Vic and Charissa Neufeld of Winkler, David and Jaclyn Lazarko of Winnipeg, Richard and Stephanie Wiebe of Steinbach, Jared and Jaymi Blatz of Steinbach and Allen and Janessa Penner of Steinbach. She is also survived by her great grandchildren - Seth, Spencer and Tanner Neufeld, Malia, Aubrielle and Davian Wiebe, Jazer, Junia, and Judah Blatz and Sasha Lazarko. 

She was predeceased by her husband, David N. Klassen in August 2008, one son, Jake in January 1995, two grandchildren, Rachel and Jonathon Klassen in February 1988 and one son-in-law, Cornie Enns in April 2009. 

Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday February 2, 2018 at the Winkler EMMC with interment at the Hochfeld Cemetery. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements