Krahn, John


Celebration of life service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday October 1, 2018 at Grace Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Sunday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Winkler Cemetery. Donations may be made in John's memory to the Salem Foundation Inc.


John P. Krahn

June 22,1929 - September 27, 2018 

On September 27, 2018 John P. Krahn peacefully passed away with family by his side at Salem Home, Winkler, MB.

He is survived by two sons, Robert and his wife Kathy, with children Brent and Marcia (Malina, Zoey, Kingston) and Nolan and Melissa; Leonard with children Josey and Chantel (Eloise), Richard and Jane (Ethan). Three girls, Carol and her husband Andrew Rempel with children Mike and Marla (Alicia, Jayna), Karla and Dan Remillard (Gabby, Alex), Darrin and Samara (Davin), Kaitlyn and Morgan Campbell; Janice and Nick Janzen (Sarah, Emma); Julie and Arthur Williams (Tulsa, Cleo, Spencer). He is survived by one brother, Peter Krahn, and two sisters, Annie Kasdorf and Erna Nickel, as well as many relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Gertrude and Katie, one brother, Henry, and the love of his life, Anne, his wife of 57 years.

John was born on June 22, 1929 to Peter and Katherina Krahn. He grew up on the farm in the Niverville area and at the age of 5 lost his mother to tuberculosis. It was a difficult time for the family. He was baptized upon the confession of his faith in 1950 in the Niverville Mennonite Church.

John met Anne Dueck while she was teaching at LeBlanc School. They were married on August 2, 1952 and settled on the farm north of Niverville where John enjoyed raising chickens and farming. During those years, they were blessed with five beautiful children, the pride and joy of their lives.

ln 1953, Dad felt the calling of God and became a lay minister at the Niverville Mennonite Church for several years. After much prayer and thought Dad and Mom made the decision to go into full-time ministry. They left the farm and moved to Rosemary, Alberta, where he served for one year at the Rosemary Mennonite Church, then moved to St. Catharines, Ontario serving three years at the Grace Mennonite Church. ln 1970 they moved back to Manitoba where Dad attended seminary at CMBC for one year. They then settled in Winkler, Manitoba pastoring at the Grace Mennonite Church where they made many lifelong friends. Dad also had the opportunity to pastor Carman Mennonite Church where again he built up a community of friends. Although he enjoyed Carman, when he   retired Dad and Mom moved back to Winkler. After some reflection and prayer, he became the Chaplain at the Salem Personal Care Home. This position brought him much joy, and he made many friends with staff and residents. As Mom's health started to fail he scaled back from this position so that he was able to spend more time with Mom and care for her.

ln 2006 Mom was admitted to Salem and Dad was a dedicated caregiver. It became his second home until Mom's passing in 2009. Shortly thereafter Dad's health began to decline and this led to a few close calls, which led to him eventually becoming a resident of Salem Home in 2015. He never complained about his hardships and always had a joke and a smile for everyone he met.

Many, many thanks to the amazing staff at Salem who supported and cared for Dad, they truly made him comfortable and content in his last days.

ln lieu of flowers please make donations to the Salem Foundation Inc.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

ln care of arrangements