Funeral service will be at 2:00PM on Sunday June 12, 2022 at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Saturday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Donation cheques may be made out directly to the Friesen family to assist them at this time.
Donovan Luke Friesen
2002 - 2022

Donovan Luke Friesen of Kronsgart north of Winkler, MB went to be with his Lord and Savior as the result of a car accident on his way home from work on Thursday June 2, 2022 at the age of 20 years, four months and nine days.

On January 24, 2002, Donovan and his twin brother, Dustin were welcomed into the family by their parents and two older siblings. They later became big brothers to two younger siblings. Donovan accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized upon the confession of his faith on May 31, 2020 by Bishop Peter Elias at the Old Colony Mennonite Church. Donovan grew up in Kronsgart making many memories with is siblings and cousins throughout the years. They would spend hours building forts, playing hide and seek and pulling pranks on each other. During the winter months, they spent many evenings playing hockey on the rink in the backyard. As he grew older, camping, tubing and fishing were highlights to him. In the summer of 2017, they whole family took a trip to the west coast. Later on, he enjoyed some fishing and camping trips with his brother, Dustin and friends, making wonderful memories. Living out his faith was important to Donovan. This was evident in his participation in church and youth singing and activities. In the fall of 2019, Donovan got his first job stacking bales for Borderland Hay and Straw for a short season. Then in the spring of 2020, he started his first fulltime job at Sunvalley Cabinets and Construction where he joined the construction crew. Donovan always looked up to Jeff and shared many times how he enjoyed his job and the guys he worked with. We will greatly miss our supper conversations about where they worked and what they did that day. So often he would have pictures to share. His last year was very special to him. In the spring of 2021, he started a meaningful relationship with Anna Giesbrecht. Their love blossomed and on April 28, 2022 they became engaged. They were planning an August wedding. He was very excited to begin this new adventure. Anna will really miss the wonderful times she had with her favorite person.

He is lovingly missed by his fiancée, Anna Giesbrecht, his parents, Ben and Lisa Friesen, his siblings, Tim and Kathryn (Makayla), Rachel and David Thiessen, his twin, Dustin, Christopher and Brendan, grandparents, Jake and Marie Friesen, Anne Buhler and by the Giesbrecht family. He was predeceased by his grandfather, John Buhler, aunt, Anna Wieler, uncle, Peter Klassen and two cousins in infancy.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the paramedics and rescue team who came out to the accident scene, thank you to Wiebe Funeral Home for your service, thank you to Rev. John Wiebe and Rev. Herman Bueckert, the serving group and to all who have prayed and supported us in many different ways. The Friesen Family.

Funeral service on Sunday June 12, 2022 at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to the Friesen family to assist them at this time.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


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