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EDWARD (ED) DEIBERT
Born: Jun 28, 1926
Date of Passing: Nov 28, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
EDWARD (ED) DEIBERT
Born June 28, 1926 at 333 Redwood Avenue to Conrad Deibert (1893 to 1980) from Shilling, Saratov, Russia and Elizabeth Katherine (Katie) Filbert (1895 to 1975) from C/Konstanchinovka, Russia. He was their youngest child. Ed was the grandson of Conrad Deibert (1862 to 1945) and Katharina Nein (1865 to 1901), also, stepmother Katharina Elizabeth Luft (1865 to 1942). He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, siblings, Bertha, Katherine, Alex (Anne), Peter (Millie), Ernie (Beatrice) and brother- in-law John Ruppel, wife Mary (1919 to 2013) and son-in-law Guenter.
Ed is survived by his sister Molly Ruppel; daughters, Kathy (David) and Linda; grandchildren, Chris (Lisa), Debbie (Curtis), Cindy (Oscar) and Devon (Fiona); and his pride and joy great-grandson Leo.
Ed was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church (1906 to 2013), baptised on July 18, 1926, confirmed on October 6, 1941 and married on September 23, 1949. He was an original member of Luther League (youth) in 1942. Ed and Mary were the first in the group to marry. He assisted at worship services, chaired annual picnics from 1944 on, took the Bethel Bible Study teacher's course, packed clothing for CLWR, was a district representative for the boy scouts, was dean at Lake Brereton camp, church caretaker and vice president of the Inkster Seniors Lunch Club. Ed served on church council in various capacities on the board but focused on property and management. Some projects completed were the handicapped entrance ramp, lift and washrooms, the basement electrical upgrade with new wiring, breaker panels, alarm and sump pump installation, boiler replacement, acoustics assessment, acquisition, installation and maintenance of the pipe organ, the lawn sign and 2006 kitchen renovations. He also volunteered at Luther Home (1969- 2013) helping with evening bingo and cards, construction of the coffee shop, green house sand sugar shack.
Ed attended school at King Edward, where he was partners in crime with his cousin Harold Sterkell and attended Manitoba Trade School, obtaining his carpentry certification. His working life included delivery boy for Stanley's Meat Market (14 years), Thorkelson's Box Factory (1942-1945) , a short stint in the army at the end of the Second World War. Then, he joined Malcolm Construction (1945-1967) and was foreman. In 1967, he established Ed Deibert Construction Ltd., retiring in 1984. His brother,s Alex, Ernie and son-in-law Guenter were with him at various times. The company was a success and he retired comfortably but we are not sure when because his sister-in-law Dawn in Calgary always had a job when he visited. Some of more notable projects were remodelling all the Consumer Distributing Stores in Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Jets dressing room and players' homes (1972 - 1984).
When it came to sports, he was a lifelong fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Jets. He collected a lot of memorabilia. He also enjoyed cards, games and jig saw puzzles, bowling and making things for others in his workshop such as spoon racks for collector travel spoons or game boards such as Aggravation.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberley Avenue with Pastor Bruce Gelhorn presiding. Burial to take place prior to the service in Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church mortgage retirement fund or a charity of your choice.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 30, 2019, Dec 03, 2019
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
You and your wife were a big part of the Tuesday bingo night at Luther Home. You had offered so much of your time as a volunteer. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Murdoch and family. May you rest in peace Mr. Diebert. - Posted by: Delvina Tabing (Friend) on: Nov 30, 2019
Such a kind, happy, fun loving uncle. I remember growing up listening to him and my Dad, his brother Ernest talking endlessly about carpentry, masonry, renovating. Both were such hardworking men. You will be missed Uncle Eddie. Rest In Peace now with Aunt Mary. - Posted by: Darlene Halvorsen (Niece) on: Nov 30, 2019
I knew Eddie for all the years at Christ Lutheran Church. For over 65 years. My Condolences to the Family. This is a sad day. Margaret - Posted by: Margaret Gutwein (Friend) on: Nov 30, 2019
We are saddened to learn of Ed's passing, but joyous he has gone on to a better one. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Dennis and Diane Dreikluft - Posted by: Diane Dreikluft (Friends) on: Nov 30, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you (Kathy and Linda) and your families. He was a true icon and was admired by many. He will be missed. - Posted by: Colleen Henzel (Family friend) on: Nov 30, 2019
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