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Private memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday June 13, 2020 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Viewing will be from 1PM-8PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Interment will take place prior to the service at the Winkler Cemetery. Donations may be made in Annie's memory to Back to the Bible.

Anne Penner (nee Hiebert)

1924 – 2020 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Penner (nee Hiebert) formerly of Winkler, at age 96. She passed away peacefully on Sunday May 31, 2020 at West Park Manor in Winnipeg.

Anne was born on April 12, 1924 to Jacob and Helena Hiebert (nee Gerbrandt) in the Plum Coulee area. She was the 10th of 14 children. There were many needs to be met in a family that large and so she was kept busy with childcare for family members and helping around the home. In her teen years she would also work as a kitchen help for others during harvest seasons. 

At the age of 19, Anne came to accept Lord as her Saviour, and was baptized on confession of her faith. 

In the fall of 1940, she met Peter W Penner, and they eventually married on August 15, 1943. They spent many years farming near Sperling, and later, a few years in Miami. In 1954 they moved to Winkler where Peter built their new home. Anne’s resourcefulness and independence led her to enter the work force and was employed in numerous businesses throughout the town over many years. She was never happier than when surrounded by family or friends. With her wonderful gift of hospitality, Anne always had a way of making people feel loved, cared for, and of course well fed. Three things people always commented on when talking about Anne were: her wonderful laugh, her great cooking, and her warm, affectionate personality. 

After Anne suffered a stroke, and Peter’s health was failing, they moved to Crocus Village in 1996. Peter soon moved to Salem and passed away in 2002. Anne remained in Crocus until 2008, when she made the move to Linden Wood Manor to be near her daughter and family in Winnipeg. As her health declined, a move to West Park Manor personal care home in 2015 became necessary. She was loved and well taken care of, but her zest for life faded along with her health. 

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Peter in 2002 and 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Don, and daughter, Peggy (Dave), daughter-in-law, Eileen, 4 grandsons, Lyndon, Sheldon, Trevor, Matthew (Carla), 10 great grandchildren, Melissa, Hayley, Duncan, Jordan, Julie, Owen, Belle, Avery, Ethan, Jack, great great grandchildren, Mason and Liam. She is also survived by 2 sisters, 1 brother and 1 sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews. 

We’d like to give special thanks to the wonderful caring staff at West Park Manor, especially during this challenging COVID-19 time. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


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