Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday January 14, 2023 at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1PM-6:30PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Donations may be made in Tina's memory to Faith Mission.
Katharina (Tina) Penner (nee Peters)
1954 ~ 2023

It has been the will of our Heavenly Father to call to her Eternal Home my wife, our mother and grandmother, Tina Penner.

Tina was born on April 1, 1954 to Franz and Katharina Peters in Mexico. When she was four years old, the family moved to Canada. They first moved to Matheson, ON and within a year, they moved to Manitoba. The family resided in Gnadenthal, Grunthal and Rosengart. On June 11, 1973, upon confession of her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour she was baptized by Bishop Jacob Penner and accepted as a member in the Old Colony Mennonite Church in Blumenfeld. She remained a faithful member of the church and attended as long as she was physically able to. On July 22, 1973, she was united in marriage with Peter Penner. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of marriage for 49 years, 5 months and 18 days. They were blessed with a family of one son and one daughter. Tina loved children and was a wonderful mother for Ken and Jennifer. She taught Sunday School for a number of years as well as participated in the Ladies Fellowship Sewing Circle. She also took part in the church serving group for some years. In the years of homeschooling Ken and Jenny, Bible memorization was important to her. Tina loved to sew, which was evident in the neatly sewn dresses that Jenny wore. She often babysat for younger moms in the church and her grandchildren. Later, she was like a grandma to Brittany Giesbrecht, daughter of Jake and Tina Giesbrecht and who was a “special child”. Tina also enjoyed traveling and in later years, often went along with Peter when he delivered loads of potatoes to Winnipeg. For 15 years, Tina served as a deacon’s wife. Together they reached out in love and compassion, making many friends. As dementia set in, it became harder for her to reach out in public, but she always had a friendly smile or greeting even when she couldn’t recognize her friends. She enjoyed going to church and sitting with Pete. Even after her thinking was challenged, she would pray for Pete or join him in reciting Philippians 4:4-8.

On December 22, 2022 she was hospitalized. Even during her short stay, she was a blessing to the nurses. Her condition declined rapidly and was not able to eat, drink or respond for ten days. We watched her suffer and asked God to take her Home. God answered out prayer when He came for her at 3:12 p.m. on Monday January 9, 2023. Tina reached an age of 68 years, 9 months and 8 days.

She was predeceased by her parents, one sister, Margaret Peters and one brother in infancy. She leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband, Peter Penner, son, Ken and his children, Ryan, Kayla and Emily, daughter, Jennifer and her children, Ziam and Wyatt as well as 4 sisters, 5 brothers, many relatives and friends. Tina will be greatly missed but we sorrow not as those who have no hope, but fully trust that through the grace and mercy of her Saviour Jesus Christ, she has now gone to her Eternal Rest.

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday January 14, 2023 at the Old Colony Mennonite Church in Chortitz with interment at the Church Cemetery. We would like to thank the home care workers and the staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre for their wonderful care; thank you Wiebe Funeral Home for you compassionate service and also to all who helped with the funeral service. Thank you to the Penner and Peters families for your love and care (Anne and Dave for the many things you did for Tina and the times you came by to help out). Thank you to the church family for your prayers and visits. Thank you to the Four Seasons farmers for always allowing me to take Tina along when hauling potatoes. Thank you to all who attended the service for the prayers, visits and the love you have shown.

“And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

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