Friesen, Peter K


Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday February 13, 2019 at the Zion Mennonite Church, Schanzenfeld. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Tuesday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery. Donations may be made in Peter's memory to the Salem Foundation Inc.



Peter Friesen

1925 - 2019

Peter Klassen Friesen was born on April 25, 1925 in Swift Current, SK. In 1926, his family moved to Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico to make anew beginning. On June 20, 1943 he was baptized by Bishop Isaac Dyck. It was only in later years that Jesus became real and personal to him. He married Anna Guenther the love of his life, on August 8, 1943. They enjoyed 68 years and three months of marriage. Although the beginning of their marriage was a struggle, they overcame these struggles and grew to deeply love each other. They were blessed with 13 children, four daughters and nine sons. It was only after he really accepted Jesus as his Saviour that it became very important to him to attend church each Sunday and to study the Bible and spend time in prayer each day. It was also very important to him to be an example to his children and grandchildren; teaching them that they could change their lives to live for the Lord and that there is victory in Jesus. As the years went by, his wife needed more care and as he provided this care for her, their love and appreciation for each other grew even deeper and was very evident to those around them. After she passed, his longing to go home to Heaven was stronger than ever. His health started to decline and in 2016 he spent two months in the hospital. After these two months, he accepted the fact that he needed more help and asked to be put on the waiting list for Salem Home. A room became available quicker than anticipated and once there, Salem became his home. Here, he continued to use his God given talents of music and friendship to bless those around him whenever he felt God’s leading. There were many times he played his harp for others to encourage them. It was appreciated by all. We have heard from many people how they will miss him. May we follow his example to be willing to follow God’s leading and prompting until our journey on earth is done. His longing to go home was answered on Friday February 8, 2019 when at last his Jesus he could see and hear saying. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”

Peter K Friesen leaves to mourn his passing three daughters, Helen Fehr, Tina and Dan Fast, Sarah and Abe Teichroeb; seven sons, Abram and Anna, Aron and Margaret, Cornie and Justina, John and Annie, Jake and Susie, Henry and Laura, Dave and Verna as well as 40 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren and 37 great great grandchildren, seven sisters and their families. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Anna in 2011, one daughter, two sons, one son-in-law, three grandsons, one granddaughter and five great grandchildren as well as his parents, Cornelius and Helen Friesen, four brothers and one sister.

From the family: We would like to say thank you for the many prayers for us during this time.


#1 Isaac Klassen 2019-02-08 12:26
Our condolences
#2 Art & Linda Neufeld 2019-02-08 23:04
To Dave and Verna, Chico and Sara : So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, may you find comfort in all of your good memories of the pass and the assurance that you will se
e him again. Ske4x
#3 Tina Wolf 2019-02-09 07:29
Sincere condolences go out to the friesen family in the lost of your father
May God comfort you at this time
#4 Mandie Dueck 2019-02-09 10:57
I was sorry to hear about Mr. Friesens passing. I will miss seeing him. ❤
#5 MaryAnne Zacharias 2019-02-09 11:24
Thinking of you, Sarah. Please convey my condolences to your sister from Ontario. May you find comfort in the Lord whom your father loved.
#6 Joyce Wall 2019-02-09 11:45
Our condolences to your family.
Will miss seeing you at Salem
#7 Curt reimer 2019-02-09 12:32
What a great guy,sorry to hear,great visits everytime
#8 Mandy Loewen 2019-02-09 17:50
Condolences to the family. It was always great to see you at Salem. Thoughts and prayers are with your family
#9 Annie Hildebrand 2019-02-09 20:14
Sorry to hear of Mr. Friesen's passing. Whenever I would see him out and about he would always have a smile and friendly greeting. My condolences to the Friesen family.

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