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FRIEDA ENGEL Frieda was born October 9, 1916, in Rhein, Saskatchewan, eldest daughter of George and Christina Leis. She was baptized and confirmed in Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein. She attended Rhein School to grade four, then stayed home to help on the farm. John Jacob Engel fell in love with her on confirmation day. A few years later they were married on June 28, 1936. She gave birth to two sons, Donald and Derryl. She contracted tuberculosis and spent many months in the Sanatorium in Fort San. This lung condition would compromise her health for the rest of her life. Mom and Dad lived in Rhein and moved to Yorkton in 1958. When Dad retired they moved to Camrose, then Kelowna. Dad died in Kelowna May 9, 1992. A year later Mom moved to Leduc to be near Derryl and Arlene. In 2000 she came to Winnipeg for her first great-grandson's baptism, and stayed. She lived in the Luther Home apartments where she made many new friends. She died January 10, 2008 after a brief stay in Seven Oaks General Hospital. She is survived by her children Don and Donna, Derryl and Arlene; her grandchildren David and Melissa, Michael and Melanie, Krista, Thomas and Kayla, Jeffrey and Curtis; great-grandchildren Braeden, Benjamin, Rydanna and Kali; her sisters Marie and husband Lawrence, Lydia, Esther and husband Ben; brother Reinhold and wife Irene; and many relatives and friends. Special thanks to Florence Parno, Donna's mother, who dropped in to visit her every day. Thank you to her care givers Vicky and Carol, the staff at 1080 Powers, Pastor Lenise Francis and the medical team on U5, Third Floor, Seven Oaks General Hospital. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 16 at Christ Lutheran Church, 815 Inkster Boulevard, Winnipeg, with Pastor Lenise Francis presiding. Memorial gifts may be made to Chaplainry Fund, Luther Home, 1081 Andrews Street, Winnipeg, MB R2V 2G9. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 12, 2008