Friesen, Isaac

Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Monday February 25, 2019 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Sunday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Interment at 10AM prior to the service at the Winkler Cemetery. Donations may be made in Isaac's memory to Katie Cares (Katie's Cottage).

Isaac Friesen
1937 - 2019
On February 19, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Center, Isaac (I.L.) Friesen aged 81 years was released from this life and called to his eternal rest where he so longed to be.
Dad was born and raised in Schanzenfeld. He met the love of his life Elma (nee Fehr) from a neighboring village, Neuenberg. The two were married for 59 years. They lived, farmed and raised their family in Schanzenfeld. Their marriage was blessed with four children, one daughter and three sons one of which (Evan James) who died as a young boy. In 1997, they retired and moved to Winkler. Dad had a passion for staying active and really never retired having many part-time jobs that kept him in touch with people which is what he so loved to do. In 2017, Dad was diagnosed with dementia and although this can be a difficult and horrible disease, for our father it affected him in a way that allowed him to share with many, the more in-depth details of the gentle man that we had always seen. In the fall of 2018, Dad was diagnosed with cancer and it was this that eventually led to his death. Upon hearing of his diagnosis, he expressed his greatest concern, and that was that the illness not prevent him from enjoying his love and intake of sweets. Our father had a servant’s heart, and this was most evident by his willingness to serve both his community and church. Dad was a School Trustee for 20 plus years. He was also involved in the Bergthaler Church where he served on many Church Committees and on Church Council. He and Mom also served for many years as a Deacon Couple.
Dad will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Elma of Winkler; one daughter and two sons, Heather (Husband Bob), Warren and Howard (Wife Eleanor) He will be greatly missed by his six grandchildren (whom he adored) Josh, Mark, Bethany, Katelyn Abbey and Chloe. He also leaves to morn surviving brothers, John and wife, Anne, Abe and wife, Helen, Peter and wife, Rita and Irvin and wife, Sandra and sisters-in-law, Mary Fehr, Helen Friesen and Shirley Friesen. He was predeceased by four brothers, four sisters and several in-laws.
Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday February 25, 2019 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment prior at the Winkler Cemetery.
We as a family, would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Silver Lining Care at Buhler Active Living Center. A special thanks goes out to the care provided by Palliative Care Nurses, Stephanie Neufeld, Karen Schaak and Linda Penner and also Dr. Woelk and Dr. Chudley.
We would also like to thank each and everyone who cared for our family and especially the care and love shown to our father and husband. For this we will be eternally grateful.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements



#1 Harold Dueck 2019-02-20 06:09
My sincere condolences to you Elma and family at the expected yet sudden graduation of our family friend and advocate Isaac L. A fine man with a soft voice and gentle spirit that will be fondly remembered and missed as he comes to mind in the days and years ahead. I pray the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you.
#2 Curt reimer 2019-02-20 09:28
So sorry,what an amazing friend,so great to serve him,always called me Brouda,thanks for the encouragement
#3 Anne Thiessen 2019-02-20 10:25
Elma and family
Sincere condolences in the death of
Isaac L.Thoughts and prayers .
#4 Ike and Agatha Guenther 2019-02-20 11:21
Our sincere condolences to Elma and your family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Elma and your family in this difficult time! May you truly feel the comfort of the Lord! Isaac and Elma your great neighbor always love see you and chatting with you guys! Isaac smile and greeting will be greatly missed!
#5 Gloria 2019-02-20 12:21
My deepest condolences Elma my dear sweet friend, I’ll miss Mr Friesen a lot, every time I’d ask him how he was doing. He’d say “better than I deserve”, then we would laugh. Mr Friesen was a quite man, but I had several times where I had good visits with him. You will be dearly missed, I’m so glad that I got to know you Mr Friesen...Howard, Heather & Warren you had a very special dad, I’m sure you’re going to miss him a lot...Elma & Family love you all so much!!!
#6 Brad & Lisa Friesen 2019-02-20 13:26
Dear Elma and family. How blessed we are to have been neighbors for so many years. You guys were always there for our family. I can always see Mr Friesen sitting at the west end of the dining room table with his Bible open. Something that surely meant a lot to me as a child and even now encourages me. Please know that you are in our prayers. Mr Friesen had a walk with God which shone brightly. Thank you all for honoring the Lord with your lives. May the Lord draw near to you and your family. Mr Friesen will be missed and remembered.
#7 Elisabeth Peters 2019-02-20 15:35
Sincere condolences as you begin this new chapter in your life. Prayers and Blessings.
#8 Melinda 2019-02-20 18:14
Condolences to the Elma Friesen family, Howard, Heather and Warren. Issac and Elma had a special way about them to make you feel welcome at their home. Will always treasure the visits and intense talks we had. He will be missed. Elma take care in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#9 Abe & Cindy Froese 2019-02-20 20:05
Elma & family,
We are deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow we feel at this moment. Sincere condolences!
#10 Myra Wiebe 2019-02-20 21:47
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! So sorry to hear of Isaacs passing! May you feel God’s Love and Strength surrounding you,
#11 Eileen Johnson 2019-02-20 21:47
Aunt Elma,Howard,Warren ,Heather and Family...Uncle Isaac will always have a special place in my heart. He was a wonderful man and I will miss him dearly. Prayers and Sincere Condolences are being sent your way .
#12 Bob & Ronda Peters 2019-02-21 09:35
Our thoughts and prayers go with you Elma, Heather and Bob, and the entire Friesen family. I always appreciated Issac’s gentle nature, subtle sense of humour, and dedication to his family. He was the kind of man who made the world a better place.
#13 Bob & Ronda Peters 2019-02-21 10:13
Our thoughts and prayers go with you, Elma, Heather and Bob, and the whole family as you grieve the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We always appreciated Isaac’s gentle nature, subtle sense of humour and love and dedication to his family. He made the world a better place.
#14 Sheila Leatherdale 2019-02-21 11:05
Mrs. Friesen and family,
My parents moved into the house beside the Friens on Spruce Bay. Wonderful neighbors would be an understatement. Me. Friesen would take Dad out on drives do do pickups or deliver parts for Hometown. The smile and sense of humour will always be a wonderful reminder to me.
I will not be able to attend but know that you are in my prayers as you walk this new path.
#15 Abe Wieler 2019-02-21 11:48
Our deepest condolences & prayers to Elma & family. Isaac was a great neighbor & friend and I will miss his funny stories when we would reminisce about the old days. See you in heaven! Abe & Sheila
#16 Vern & Sharynn Friesen 2019-02-21 21:04
Our heart felt condolences to you Aunt Elma and your family. I’m thinking dad (Harry) and Uncle Isaac are having some great visits in heaven!
#17 Agatha Lepp 2019-02-22 08:59
So sorry for your loss, Elma! The kindness you & Issac showed us made a bigger impact than you know. My thoughts & prayers are with you!
#18 Milli Laing 2019-02-22 18:20
Our deepest sympathies to you Elma and family. Ike will be missed by many. Milli and Paul Laing
#19 Murray Hamm 2019-02-23 05:25
Keeping Elma, Heather & Bob, and the whole family in our thoughts during this difficult time. May you be comforted by warm memories. Love Murray & Odette.
#20 Janet Ginter 2019-02-23 21:27
Elma, Heather & Bob, Howard & Eleanor and Warren.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Peter & Janet
#21 Marvin and Alviera Plett 2019-03-02 22:35
Our sincere condolences to you the family. May the many wonderful memories help comfort as you grieve Mr. Friesen's loss.
#22 Ursula Gross 2019-06-04 06:11
I have learned to know Isaac as a kind warmhearted and wise men who showed interested in my life. Thanks to him I have started thinking some issues anew.
My thoughts an prayers are with you

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