Helena Peters Penner (nee Friesen)
1926 ~ 2021
Mom was born on December 20, 1926 to Peter P and Helena Friesen at the Thiessen farm in the village of Hoffnungsfeld, southwest of Winkler, MB. She was the second of eleven children. Upon confession of faith, mom was baptized at the Winkler Sommerfeld Church on May 29, 1947. Mom married John A Peters on October 9, 1955, and they began what would be 34 years of farming in Burwalde and services to church. Their marriage was blessed with three sons and one daughter. Dad passed away on May 1st, 1990. Mom moved to Winkler in 1991 and began a new chapter in her life when she married Reverend John Penner on March 21, 1992. They lived in Winkler for a few months and then moved to Grunthal. With their marriage, mom welcomed another daughter, two sons, one daughter-in-law and three more grandchildren into her life. Mom’s health gradually deteriorated over the past five years. She spent the last three years at the Menno Personal Care Home until her passing on Monday August 9th, 2021.
Left to mourn are her husband, Rev. John Penner, daughter, Sheila Froese and her husband, Bill, son, Doug Penner and his wife, Lisa, son, Terry Penner and his wife, Laura, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn is her biological family, son, Albert John Peters and his wife, Kathy, son, Bill Peters and his wife, Lee, daughter-in-law, Wendy Peters, daughter, Ruth Pauls and her husband, Albert, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren as well as three brothers, one sister and their families. Mom was also predeceased by her son, David in 2019.
Rest in peace, mom, your battles with aging, Parkinson’s and dementia are now over. Your loving family.
Funeral serviceon Sunday August 15, 2021 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at the Rosenbach Cemetery.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements