Warkentin, Lawrence

Celebration of Life will take place at 11:00AM on Friday August 9, 2019 at Christian Life Centre, Morden. Viewing will be from 1PM-8PM on Thursday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Private family interment prior at Chapel Cemetery. Donations may be made in Lawrence's memory to the BTHC Foundation (designated to Palliative Care).

Jake Lawrence Warkentin

1934 – 2019 

On Monday August 5, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Lawrence Warkentin age 85 years of Morden, MB went to be with Jesus in Heaven. 

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 62 years, Ella (nee Suderman), two sons, Wayne and Cheryl Warkentin, Kelvin Warkentin, two daughters, Barb and Rick Wiebe, Valerie and Jeff Wiebe, five grandchildren, Adam Wiebe (Kim), Bradley Wiebe (Jaz), Dustin Warkentin (Shannon), Abby Warkentin (Brent), Jenelle Warkentin (Shane) and three great grandchildren, Kaylynn and Coen Wiebe, Zoey Warkentin as well as two brothers, Ray and Eilee Warkentin, Ron Warkentin, two sisters, Evelyn and Rene Guilliani, Diane and Ed Sawatzky and their families, nephew Marvin Dueck, four sisters-in-law, Viola Suderman, Jake and Margaret Janzen, Katie Krahn, Bill and Joyce Ginter, three brothers-in-law, John Teichroeb, Barry and Joyce Suderman, Larry and Claudette Suderman and their families. 

Lawrence was predeceased by his parents. Jake and Anne (nee Friesen) Warkentin, sister, Verna Peters, and nephew, Bradley Dueck. 

Lawrence was involved in numerous businesses over his lifetime; car sales, Texaco service station, starting the Morden Dairy Queen, restaurants, Fireside Inn, Coppa Cabanna and DJ’s. He was in farm machinery sales for Massey Ferguson, John Deere, Case and also sold real estate in Winkler and Morden. Lawrence enjoyed traveling, fishing trips and golfing. 

Lawrence was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by family and friends. We that remain are sad but not as those without hope. We know that we will see Lawrence again in Heaven. 

Celebration of Life service at 11:00 a m. on Friday August 9, 2019 at the Christian Life Centre in Morden with interment prior at Chapel Cemetery. 

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Lawrence’s memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation, designated to Palliative Care. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements



#1 Larry & Margo Friesen 2019-08-06 11:40
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father & grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all of you.
#2 Brian Clearwater 2019-08-06 12:21
so sorry to see this.we were priveliged to kbow him.he will be greatly missed.
#3 Anne Schäfer 2019-08-06 16:13
Condolences to you Barb. May God be with you now and always.
#4 Hank Hildebrand 2019-08-06 16:22
Please accept Florence and my condolences on the loss of Lawrence. God Bless!
#5 Kas & Glenda Holod 2019-08-06 18:58
Ella, our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, Lawrence. Our thoughts are with you during this very sad time.
#6 Paul & Sharon Warkentine 2019-08-07 01:41
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
#7 Doris &Wayne 2019-08-07 07:43
Our deepest Sympathy Ella to you & your family in the loss of a wonderful husband & father he will be greatly missed by all that knew him & his wonderful smile.
#8 Aunt Marj 2019-08-07 11:23
Condolences to you, Barb. May God comfort you as you miss your Dad.
#9 Aunt Marj 2019-08-07 11:28
Condolences to you Barb. May the Lord be your comfort. Love and prayersz8z
#10 Erna Bergmann 2019-08-07 19:50
My deepest condolences to Ella and the whole family. Saw your Family members all walking past my hospital door but of course couldn't come to see for myself as I had 5 stents put in after a heart attack. GOD be with you!
#11 Garry & Dee Suderman 2019-08-07 20:01
Our sincere condolences, will miss his mischievous smile and sparkle in his eyes
#12 Jake & Elaine Fehr 2019-08-07 23:05
Our deepest condolences our prayers are with you.
#13 Randy & Karla Warkentin 2019-08-07 23:06
Ella and family, our prayers are with you. Lawrence was a wonderful neighbor. He always had a smile on his face and kind words. We will miss our friendly chats over the fence.
#14 Bonnie Gerbrandt 2019-08-08 09:27
Dear Ella and Barb. The Lord gives strength to his people , the Lord blesses his people with peace . How evident this was on Monday when I saw you with Lawrence . We will miss his beautiful smile and his gentle hand shake . Gifts he blessed us with each Sunday morning in church . Our prayers are with you .
#15 Al and Susanne 2019-08-08 10:06
Our condolences to the Warkentin family. Al always had to give Lawrence a hard time about something and Lawrence always had a comeback with a big smile. He will be missed. Our prayers are with u.
#16 Abe & Cindy Froese 2019-08-08 11:08
Ella & family..
There are times when there are too few words left to heal us, when what we wish for is to be carried, when all we have left is the hope that tomorrow will be a more gentle place to land than today. With thoughts & prayers.
#17 Elaine Schmidt 2019-08-08 12:23
I am saddened by this news. You were all like my second family for so many years. Sorry I can't make Friday but will be thinking of you. Much love to you all.
#18 Elaine Schmidt 2019-08-08 12:28
I am very saddened by this news. You were all like a second family to be for so many years and my memories of you and our years at DJ's will stay with me forever. Sorry I can't make Friday but I will be thinking of you all. Much love...
#19 Curt reimer 2019-08-08 15:01
So sorry,Lawrence was a great guy,thanks for the great times
#20 Ken & Marina Sawatzky 2019-08-08 18:22
Our deepest condolences to Ella and the entire family. Over the years both of our lives crossed paths with so many of you. I (Ken) had the pleasure of working for Lawrence for a number of years and sincerely enjoyed that time. Lawrence was quick with a smile, always positive and supportive, and never without a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. Over the years he always had time to chat and catch up on things whenever we ran into him. He will be blessed by his faith and all of you will be blessed by the memories you have of him. Our prayers are with all of you.
#21 GLORIA Wiebe 2019-08-08 20:30
Sorry to hear the loss of Lawrence. Thinking of you during this difficult time. I always enjoyed working with him. His mischievous personality and laugh was a bright spot.
#22 Leona Meeks 2019-08-08 21:09
Deepest sympathy to Ella and family on the the passing of a great husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
#23 Chris MacPherson 2019-08-08 21:17
So sorry to hear, Lawrence was such a great guy! He will be sorely missed.
#24 Jake and Dorothy Martens 2019-08-09 07:07
Our condolences to you. May God grant you strength and hope.
#25 Maurice Butler 2019-08-09 12:26
A good friend sadly missed. My sympathy and condolences to the family. I have shared many good times with Lawrence. He was always ready with a smile and kind words. May God bless him . Rest in Peace my friend. Maurice.

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