Dad was born on September 28, 1931 in the district of Wakeham to Peter J. and Aganetha Letkeman. He was the youngest of 12 siblings. He was baptized on the confession of his faith into the Rudnerweider Mennonite Church on May 15, 1951. Dad married the love of his life, Agatha Klassen on April 19, 1953 and settled on the family farm in the Wakeham School District, south of Morden. They were blessed with one daughter and three sons.
He enjoyed farming and in the later years, driving school bus for Western School Division for 27 years. Dad was active in the community, serving on the local school board, various church committees and being part of a local singing group. Dad also enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, golfing, bowling, making hunting knives and spending time with his many friends and especially with his kids and grandkids. Mom and Dad painted homes for many years and spent many summers painting classrooms and gymnasiums for Western School Division. In 1995, they retired and moved to Morden. Dad was a great storyteller and loved telling stories about his growing up years. He would recite verses and poems that he learned in school as a child and was always quick with a joke to brighten your day.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Diane in 2007, one grandson, Danny in 1977 and one great granddaughter Pearl in 2015. He leaves to mourn, his wife of 67 years, Agatha, son, Frank (Kathy) of Carman, son, Wayne (Pureza) of Ashern, son, Art (Carol) of Morden, 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
A private funeral service with interment at the Glencross Mennonite Church Cemetery. We as a family would like to thank the staff of Boundary Trails Health Center and the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg for their wonderful care over the last few months. We would also like to thank Wiebe Funeral Home for their help in making the final arrangements. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation designated to Cancer Care.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements