Bergen, Susie


Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday June 11, 2018 at Winkler EMMC. Viewing will be from 1PM-8PM on Saturday and  1PM-6PM on Sunday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Interment will be prior at the Bergfeld Cemetery. Donations may be made in Susie's memory to the Plum Coulee Thrift Shoppe or Salem Foundation Inc.


Susnan (Susie) Bergen (nee Siemens)

1924 – 2018 

Susie Bergen peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday afternoon, Monday June 7, 2018, at the age of 94 years. She was met there by her husband, Isaac, an infant son, an infant grandson, a son-in-law and a brother. She is survived by one sister and two brothers. 

Mom was born on January 13, 1924 in Mexico, the oldest of five children. She attended elementary school in Kronsthal and finished her education by completing grade ten in Altona. She grew up on a farm and developed a love for children, gardening, and sewing; especially blankets for MCC in her later years. Upon her confession of faith Susie was baptized on May 24, 1942, witnessing doves coming down from heaven, the presence of the Holy Spirit. On July 15, 1943 she was married to the love of her life, her late husband Isaac. God blessed their marriage with five sons and three daughters: Mary Anne and husband, Ken (Doell), Cornie and wife, Doreen (Bergen), Menno and wife, Mary (Bergen), Bernie and wife, Sara (Bergen), Linda and late husband, Larry (Penner), Lorne and wife, Doris (Bergen), Karen and husband, Rick (Ewankevich), many grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. 

Mom and dad lived with his parents for the first two-and a-half years of marriage. They briefly lived in Bergfeld before settling on the family homestead in Rosefarm, where they farmed until 1985 when they moved to Plum Coulee in semi-retirement. In 2001 they moved to Garden Park Estates in Winkler enjoying many years of hosting family and friends. After Dad’s passing in 2008, Mom lived on her own in Garden Park for some years when due to failing health she was paneled, moved to Morris and a little later, to Salem Home where she lived for seven years until her passing. Mom never tired of taking care of grandchildren, making ample delicious food, canning untold amounts of garden produce, volunteering at Plum Coulee Thrift Store and sewing; whether repairing children’s clothes, sewing denim blankets for the children and grandchildren or making warm blankets for MCC until she was just unable to use the sewing machine any longer. One of her disappointments was the inability to make these items of love. Even at Salem she loved to keep her hands busy folding towels endlessly. In her later years, Mom’s health became an issue as her hip did not allow for complete mobility necessitating the use of a walker and a wheelchair for many years. She always continued to be cheerful and had a good sense of humour; never complaining of any pain although we knew that she was suffering. The many bouts with cellulitis and then some strokes proved to be too much for her to bear. Some of her last words were, “Jesus loves us all. You must have Jesus.” Mom’s focus was her family. We relish many good times with the children singing for grandma, playing cards, Skip-bo, and having chocolate ice-cream at Iceberg across from Salem. Susie will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends, and also the caregivers in Salem. As a family we are so grateful to all the staff in Salem for their tireless loving care shown to our mother.

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday June 11, 2018 at Winkler EMMC with interment prior at the Bergfeld Cemetery. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


#1 Gloria 2018-06-10 12:19
To the Bergen family, my condolences to all of you. I worked at Salem and I often would take your mom to her room after lunch. We would get to the hallway and she said that we where on Hwy 75 and we where going shopping. The she would tell me how much it costs her dad to get a glass of buttermilk in Wpg, it cost him 10 cents. I’m thinking that the cost may have gone up...LOL! Just a few memories of your mom, I loved your mom. She will be missed, your mom went down HWY 75 and straight into Heaven...
#2 Terry Brown 2018-06-12 18:04
The beauty of a life well lived never dies..may you find comfort in your memories. Thinking of you all.
Terry & Ricki Brown (RoseFarm, Lowe Farm) La Salle, Mb.

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