Dueck, Harry


Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday January 14, 2019 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite 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 Westridge Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Harry's memory to either the Salem Foundation Inc. or the MCC.


Harry Dueck

1933 - 2019 

Harry Dueck, 85, of Winkler, MB passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Salem Home. 

Harry was born to his parents, Jacob and Anne Dueck (nee Wiebe) on February 14, 1933 in Schoenthal, Manitoba. He grew up in Horndean and later moved to Winkler where he was baptized upon his confession of faith at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church by Rev. J.M. Pauls on June 1, 1952. He married Mary Reimer, the love of his life, on November 2, 1952 and lived to enjoy and appreciate 66+ years of marriage with his sweetheart. Together Harry and Mary started life in Winkler with Dads work journey beginning as a baker at the Dutch Bakery. Dad had a diverse work life, changing careers several times. Over the years he worked for the Winkler Butcher Shop, Manotak Lodge, John Deere, International Harvester, Kroeker Farms, Manitoba Sugar, Al’s Restaurant, Ecusta, El Paso Camp and Abe Driedger. He was best known for owning Tot’s and Teens, a children’s clothing store, the Eaton’s Order Office (which Mom managed), Valley Bakery (Altona and Winkler) and Niakwa Pizza. Many of his jobs and business were a team effort with Mom and Dad working alongside one another. Although work was an integral part of Dad’s life with a strong work ethic, his family and friends are what he held most dear. He had a very giving and generous spirit, always looking to help people in ways he could. He also enjoyed contributing to his community, serving on the Winkler fire department, on Winkler Town Council, on the Garden Valley School Board, on church committees, and at MCC. 

He is survived by his wife Mary, two daughters, Linda and Murray Zacharias, Carey and Grant Martens, and one son, Walter and Nettie Dueck, as well as seven grandchildren, Justin (and Vanessa) Zacharias, Jayda Zacharias (and Adam Petkau), Joelle (and Jeremy) Heier, Janaye Zacharias, Mackenzie Martens, Evan Dueck, Reese Dueck, and four great grandchildren, Berkeley Zacharias, Finnley and Emiline Heier, and Jensen Zacharias.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Kenneth, and his sister-in-law, Darlene, his brother-in-law, John Reimer, one daughter (stillborn) and one granddaughter, Taylor Martens (2014), two nephews and one niece, Ronald Dueck and Robert and Bernice Reimer.

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with burial at Westridge Memorial Gardens. 

The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Emerson Personal Care Home and Salem Home for the exceptional care Dad received over the past few years.

Donations in his honour may be made to MCC or Salem Foundation. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 Tina Wolf 2019-01-09 17:53
Sincere condolences to the family for the loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you
#2 Linda and walter dueck 2019-01-09 19:16
My sympathies to Mary and the whole family .
#3 Cliff &Rick Wiebe 2019-01-10 01:38
Sorry to hear about your dad. He was my favorite. Praying for you all.
#4 Verna 2019-01-10 07:20
Our sympathies to Mrs.. Dueck, Carrie & Grant and the Dueck family. May the Lord walk with you in the coming days.
Dave and Verna Friesen
#5 george feniuk 2019-01-10 09:55
Terribly sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all the family
#6 Shirley, Elma and Mary 2019-01-13 22:02
Sorry for your loss, Will always remember Harry and his jokes! Our thoughts are with you all at this time
#7 Benita Goertzen 2019-01-20 09:01
My sincere condolences for your loss! My family, H.R. and Annie Goertzen were so fond your family! This goes as far back as when we were caretakers of the Bergthaler Church. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

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