Hiebert, Susan

b_0_450_16777215_00_images_Obit_Photos_2020_hiebert_susan_sq.jpg
Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the Glencross Mennonite Church. Devotional for close friends and family will be at 7PM on Monday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Viewing will be from 1PM-9PM on Tuesday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery. Donations may be made in Susan's memory to Back to the Bible Broadcast.

Susan Hiebert (nee Klassen)
1927 - 2020
 
Susanna Hiebert (nee Klassen) was born March 4, 1927 at the family's home in the village of Chortitz. She was the 10th of 14 children, of which 3 died in infancy. Her childhood was deeply affected by the death of her mother when she was 6 years old. Susan attended the Hochfeld School. She was baptized in 1948 by Bishop Froese in the Chortitz Old Colony Church. The family moved to the Diamond School District. Susan took her first job working for the McCallum family in Roland. She worked in quite a number of homes in the years before she married John Hiebert on Oct 18, 1959. After living on John's parents home place in the Mason District for a time, the young couple moved to the town of Morden. They lived most of their married years in Morden in several different homes. Susan and John were committed and faithful members of the Glencross EMMC church south of Morden. They often went for long walks together ending with coffee at a local restaurant. She especially liked going out for a good breakfast on Saturday mornings before the weekly shopping trip to the grocery store. Susan was well known for the many delicious cookies and other food items she made for family, friends and a variety of fundraisers. When vacation time came, they enjoyed travelling with Frank and Agatha Letkeman.  Among their destinations were Nashville, The Black Hills, Saskatchewan and B.C. Susan worked as head of the cleaning staff at the Morden hospital for many years. She also looked after 2 young grand nieces for several years while their parents worked.  When she retired from working at the hospital, she cleaned in private homes until she suffered a serious stroke on Jan 15, 2007, a few months before her 80th birthday. With John's help and encouragement, she became strong enough to enjoy a retirement with him. A difficult time in their lives came when John had to make a move to Tabor home leaving her to live alone in their apartment at Legion House 2. She made faithful visits to John until his passing.  On Nov 10, 2016, Susan had a fall which resulted in her giving up her apartment. She spent almost 9 months in the Boundary Trails and Morris hospitals until she moved to the former Tabor Home on August 3, 2017. She moved to the new Tabor Home on November 6, 2017 where she enjoyed her spacious room and the activities going on outside her window. She was grateful for the visits she received from friends, family and especially from the Chaplains at Tabor and her Pastor.
 
Susan was predeceased by her husband, John on April 16, 2015, her parents, Peter P and Helena (Wolfe) Klassen as well as several brothers and sisters and two stepmothers. She is survived by her brothers, Isaac, Jake, sister, Agatha (Frank) Letkeman, sister in law, Anne Klassen as well as many nieces and nephews.
 
The family wishes to thank the staff at Tabor Home for the love and care Susan received during the time she lived at Tabor Home. Thank you to Wiebe Funeral Chapel and all those who had a part in the service.
 

Send Message of Condolence


Security code
Refresh Captcha