Krahn, Gerald


Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday August 12, 2018 at Grace Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Saturday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Donations may be made in Gerry's memory to the M.S. Society or to the Salem Foundation Inc.

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Gerald Bernard Krahn

1962 – 2018 

Gerald Krahn, 56, of Winkler, MB formerly Calgary, Alberta died peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Salem Home. 

Gerald was born July 28, 1962 and grew up on the farm and went to school in the Miami area and attended church in Graysville. After high school, he continued his love of learning, receiving degrees in theology, phys ed, and physiotherapy. He was an avid athlete and excelled at all sports, but golf was number one. When he moved to Calgary he directed the physiotherapy department in the prestigious Glencoe Club until his MS symptoms forced him to leave his profession. In 2003, he moved in with Mom and Dad realizing that he needed them to take of him. In May of 2009 after accepting that they could no longer meet his needs, he moved to the Red River Valley Lodge and then in December, to Salem Home. His passion for golf continued as his TV was always on the golf channel until it was switched off for the night August 4. Throughout all his difficulties his faith never wavered. He loved watching Church of The Rock with Mom and Dad each Sunday and used his abundant time to pray. 

Gerald will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Bernhard and Katherine Krahn, his sister, Joyce (Tony), brother, Eldon (April), his nieces and nephews, Kristin (Marvin), Michael, Timothy, Evan, Jaiden and great niece and nephew, Emma and Benjamin. He was predeceased by his brother, Lyndon. 

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday August 12, 2018 at the Grace Mennonite Church in Winkler. 

A special thank you to the Salem staff that took care of him these last nine years. Donations may be made in Gerald’s memory to the MS Society or to the Salem Home Foundation Inc. 

Gerry's funeral can be viewed at:

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 Renee Haarms 2018-08-06 18:34
Ben, Kathreen & family, my deepest condolences. Gerald was the best he fought the good fight with MS. He and Landon .are catching on lost time. Jerry will be missed by all. You'll be missed by all of us Gerald. See you soon my friend! Forever in our hearts
#2 Sheryl Cummer 2018-08-06 21:13
Thoughts and prayers to your family
#3 Matilda Unrau Field 2018-08-08 09:28
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Wishing you much comfort as you move forward from here. Ben and Katharine, my heart breaks for you as I think of you having seen passing of two sons. Being a mother myself I can only imagine your heartbreak.
#4 Carrie 2018-08-08 14:42
My deepest condolences to the family! Got to know Gerald when we attended the same youth group. He was a lot of fun to be with and always had us laughing. RIP Gerald!!
#5 Greg Connell 2018-08-08 14:57
Gerry lived with me for a short period in Calgary back in 1994. He was one of the first people I met when I moved from Toronto in 1993.
He was always kind and considerate to others and he helped me meet others within his group.
I and others from Calgary will carry a special place for Gerry in our hearts..
#6 CALVIN TRAUB 2018-08-08 15:02
Gerry and I had many amazing times.. We shared a home together here in Calgary. I remember the day when he was offered and accepted the head Physiotherapist job at the most prestigious club in Calgary the Glencoe Club... He was so pumped and I was so very pumped/and proud of him.... We had so many great times together and I missed his friendship after he moved home and we lost touch due to his illness... Gerry you will always be remembered as an amazing friend and colleague and will be missed dearly my friend...I know you are in a better place now without suffering and pain and that makes me very happy to know my good friend is in very good hands .. God Bless You my friend and your family... cheers Calvin
#7 Curt 2018-08-08 17:41
Great times,going to be missed but rejoicing in the hope
#8 Irene Fehr Morgan 2018-08-08 19:07
My deepest sympathies to the Krahn family.
I knew Ger in our youth and during my first few years in Winnipeg. He spent a lot of time with my family (the Fehr's) in Morden and we always loved his company. We both moved away and unfortunately lost touch. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and also the diseases he endured. R.I.P. Gerry, I'm sure your guitar is well tuned by now and you're enjoying a most brilliant jam session and the ball game is well underway... God's speed
#9 Rhonda 2018-08-09 12:43
Aw, this is sad news. Fred and I met Gerry back in the 90's when we played volleyball at the Beltline Gym. We always enjoyed his company. So very sorry to hear of his passing.
#10 Colleen Braun 2018-08-10 11:12
Mom and I send our deepest condolences and warm thoughts to all of you during this time.
#11 Mark Milligan 2018-08-10 11:39
My condolences to the entire Krahn family, I met Gerry shortly after he moved to Calgary and we quickly became good friends, shared many sporting and social activities. It was an honour to be a friend of Gerry's, will always remember him for his sense of humour and good personality. Saddened to hear of his declining health as well as dealing with MS, I'm sure he fought through with courage and dignity, hopefully we can all find find comfort in the fact he is no longer suffering and in a better place. Rest in peace my friend, will remember forever.
#12 Karen Maxwell 2018-08-10 16:36
My deepest condolences to the Krahn family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I went to school with Gerald. He was a great guy.
#13 Barry Peters 2018-08-11 22:32
Ben and Katherine and family our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our prayers of strength and great memories of Gerald. God keep you strong in this trial.
In God's Love
Barry and Marie Peters
#14 MIKE Havery 2018-08-12 15:59
Gerry loved to talk, While driving on a boys trip to fairmont we missed the radium turn off and ended up in Golden,adding about 2 hrs to our trip. We laughed long and hard afterwards. He always greeted you with a smile and was a wonderful friend, Our hearts go out to Gerry's family, Heaven is a better place today. God Bless. Michael and Beverley Havery
#15 Dan Goertzen 2018-08-13 16:48
God's blessings and comfort to you the Krahn family.
#16 Kelvin Harder 2018-08-16 13:44
I am so sorry to hear of Ger's passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. I knew him from Grades 1-12, and he was a friend of my youth. We lost touch decades ago, and I have many good memories of our youthful days. I am so sad to have missed his memorial service as I only learned of his passing late in the day prior to the service, my wife and I being far away in the USA at the time. Kelly
#17 Bev & Willie Werner 2018-08-16 20:01
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have lost touch over time, but our condolences are sent with sincere regret, and hope that there are many, many memories to treasure at this time, and through the coming years of missing a dear loved son, brother and uncle.

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