Nettie Fehr (nee Neufeld)
1930 – 2021
Our Mom was born on July 25, 1930 three miles north of Plum Coulee. She attended the Grossweide School. After suffering from rheumatic fever disease at age six, she struggled throughout her life with a hearing impairment. She was baptized in 1949 upon her confession of faith. She married our Dad, John Fehr in June 1950 and they enjoyed 71 years together. They settled and began their farming life in the Thames [Bergfeld] district. While raising four children and looking after the housework, she also worked side by side with our Dad doing routine farm chores as well as doing gardening, canning and baking. They both put in long hours until all the work was done. She had boundless energy and enjoyed every part of farm life. She loved planning and preparing for various family celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries. Christmas was often the highlight of the year with lots of shopping and food preparations.
In 1991, after 40 years of farm work and dedication to the farm, Mom and Dad retired from farming and moved to Plum Coulee, where Mom developed a renewed interest in planting flowers. Mom also bonded with her grandchildren by babysitting and playing baseball with them. She was deeply concerned about our spiritual lives and taught us and later her grandchildren to pray. In 2016, after 25 years living and maintaining a large garden in Plum Coulee, they moved to a rental home in Winkler, where all the outside work was taken care of. In April 2021 Mom was paneled and temporarily admitted to the Niverville Heritage Centre until a local opening in the Winkler PCH was available, which unfortunately never happened.
She is survived by her husband, John Fehr and their children, Susan Day [Murray], Katie Friesen [Jake], Jake Fehr, Margaret Stoesz [Jerry] and their families including 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers and is survived by her sister, Trudy Friesen and brother, Jake Neufeld as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service with interment at the Grossweide Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the Niverville Heritage Centre staff for tenderly caring for our Mother and special thanks to Dr. Dreyer for the years of special attention and personal interest in our Mother. She really respected you.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements