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DANIEL (DAN) THIESSEN

Date of Passing: Feb 22, 2020

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DANIEL (DAN) THIESSEN
1939 - 2020

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Salem Home, Dan passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at the age of 80 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, daughter, Monica (Dave), daughter, Rhonda (Craig), son, Stefan (Leanne), brother, Grant (Jan), and niece, Christina. He was predeceased by his nephew, Ryan.
Dan was born at home in Lowe Farm and grew up in the Lowe Farm area. He attended Kane and Kronsweide schools, finishing Grade 8 before leaving to work on the family farm. On October 10, 1964, he married Helen Martens and settled in the Lowe Farm area. In 1967, they welcomed their first-born child, daughter, Monica. In 1971, they had another daughter, Rhonda, and in 1973 came the birth of their son, Stefan. Dan spent 18 years with the RM of Morris, serving as both Councillor (1977 to 1983) and Reeve (1983 to 1995). He enjoyed his time on council and always found time for meetings. He continued farming his land until 1998 and moved to Winkler in 2007 with Helen. After retirement, he enjoyed working as a custom applicator. He spent his retirement years volunteering his time with the Winkler MCC in the electronics department. In his spare time, before and after retirement, he enjoyed helping his children with various building and construction projects; always ready and willing to lend a hand or equipment. Dan enjoyed the outdoors and as a family, enjoyed going to the lake for camping, boating and fishing. He and Helen enjoyed a number of trips to Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, as well as a trip overseas to tour around Europe. In later years, he and Helen would spend time each winter in Phoenix to get away from the Manitoba winter weather. He loved his family dearly and we'll all miss him greatly. He had a huge, giving heart and never-ending faith in his Lord. His absence will leave a large void in our lives. Until we meet again. Thank you to Wiebe Funeral Home and to Salem Home and their staff for their compassionate care.
Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Morden Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, 5 Parkwood St. with interment at 12:00 p.m. (noon), prior to the service, at Westridge Memorial Gardens in Winkler.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Daniel's memory to the Salem Foundation Inc. available at the church.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
wiebefuneralhomes.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 25, 2020

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