Wiebe, Abram Rev.


Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday May 17, 2019 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-9PM on Wednesday and from 1PM-6PM on Thursday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Reinfeld Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Abe’s memory to the Sommerfeld Church Benevolent Fund.

Rev. Abram (Abe) Wiebe

1935 – 2019 

Abe Wiebe was born November 22, 1935 and passed away on Sunday May 12, 2019 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre with his family by his side at the age of 83. Having not felt well for a few months, Abe was admitted to Boundary Trails Health Centre on Monday May 6th and deteriorated rapidly until his passing. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary, children, Tina and Richard Friesen, Sarah and Frank Unrau, Abe and Norma Wiebe, eight grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren as well as three sisters, one brother-in-law and their families. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary, two brothers, Peter and Jake and parents, Peter and Susanna Wiebe. 

He was baptised upon the confession of his faith in June of 1956 and married Mary (Dyck) on June 24th, 1956. He was ordained as a Pastor in the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church on January 6th, 1974. He loved people and served in the church and community, being faithful to God’s calling. Some guiding scripture for his life is found in John 13: 34 - 35. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday May 17, 2019 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at the Reinfeld Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Abe’s memory to the Sommerfeld Church Benevolent Fund. 

We as a family would like to thank the many people who prayed and cared for our family. Thank you to Art Wiebe for his compassion and grace during this difficult time. Thanks to everyone who provided music for the service, the church ushers and the ladies’ group for serving lunch. Thanks also to the many who cared for our dad in Palliative Care at Boundary Trails Health Centre and to Wiebe Funeral Home. Most of all, we want to thank our Heavenly Father for allowing dad a long life to minister to our family, to his church family, to our community and beyond. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 Walter and Linda Dueck 2019-05-13 10:59
We are saddened for the loss of Rev. Wiebe but happy that he is with his Lord whom we served so faithfully . His influence in our lives will be cherished and remembered .
#2 Ernie & Betty Dyck 2019-05-13 11:30
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Wiebe family & extended families. Rev Abe Wiebe will be missed by all who knew him. May you feel the Lord's presence in the difficult days that lie ahead! Hugs to all. God Bless!
#3 Tina Wolf 2019-05-14 05:03
Sincere condolences go out to Mrs Wiebe and family for the loss of your husband
Father may God wrap His loving stem around you and comfort you during this time! Thoughts and prayers are with you 2x9q3
#4 Harry and Connie Peters 2019-05-14 15:52
Sorry to hear of your sudden loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We trust you will sense the presence of our precious Lord.
#5 Abe & Lorraine Elias 2019-05-14 17:48
Our condolences to all of the family. We will miss talking with Rev. Wiebe, but thankful that he is now with Jesus, his Savior. We have fond memories of his wisdom, gentle spirit and joy.
#6 Abe&Mary Giesbrecht 2019-05-14 17:55
Sorry to hear about the passing of Rev.Abe we really enjoy and appreciates services and friendship over the years he will be greatly missed our condolence to the famil
#7 Mary Reimer 2019-05-14 21:14
So sorry for your loss, he was truly a man of God!
#8 Lisa Banman 2019-05-15 12:19
So sorry for your loss Mrs. Wiebe! Rev. Abe Wiebe married my husband and I almost 25 years ago and his message on that day still plays almost daily in my mind.
He was a man full of Godly wisdom and it's so sad that our church has lost another devoted pastor.
#9 Jake/Anne Hiebert 2019-05-15 20:17
Our condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers!
#10 Ike and Agatha Guenther 2019-05-15 21:59
Our deepest condolences to all the Wiebe family! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time! May the Lord comfort you in this difficult time!
#11 John Penner 2019-05-16 10:16
Sending my condolences to the entire family.

John Penner (cousin)
#12 John Penner 2019-05-16 10:27
My condolences to all the family.

John Penner(cousin) Winnipeg
#13 Anne Hamm 2019-05-16 16:01
Condolences from Anne Hamm and family 11th Street Winkler
#14 Rose Banman 2019-05-19 09:04
So sorry for your loss
Praying for comfort for the family
#15 Christine Peters 2019-05-21 15:56
condolences to the entire family. We always appreciated the messages that Mr Wiebe gave.
#16 Arthur and Kathleen Driedger 2019-05-22 11:09
This message especially for Mary and also
Abe and Norma, Tina and Richard , Sarah and Frank. -- I was saddened deeply, to read about my friend Abe just now this morning May 22. I did not know about his illness and will miss him dearly. May God be with you Mary and your family during this time of loss. Abe loved Jesus and he loved and cared for people.
#17 Bev Werner 2019-10-18 18:44
Dear Mrs Wiebe, Tina, Sarah, and Abe, (as well as your families). I recently learned that Rev Wiebe passed away a few months ago, and I was so sad to hear this news. He was an important person in my growing up, as a friend to our family and as a leader of our youth group at church, and he spoke a German message at our wedding in 1976. My heartful thoughts are sent to you as you must continue to miss him every day.

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