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Born: Jan 29, 1938

Date of Passing: May 10, 2020

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After a short courageous battle with cancer, Anna peacefully went home to her Heavenly Father on May 10, 2020, surrounded by her children.
Anna was predeceased by her parents, Abram and Anna, sister Liese, husbands, Jakob Funk (1990) and Isaac Guenther (2020); and great-grandson Matteo Colosimo.
Anna was born January 29, 1938, in the Mennonite village of Franzfeld, Colonie of Yazakovo, in Ukraine.
In 1943 Anna, her mother Anna and two sisters, fled Ukraine and lived in West Berlin as refugees until 1947. In 1947 they boarded a ship to Paraguay.
It was in Neuland, Paraguay where Anna met Jakob Funk and they were married April 28, 1956. In 1962 they moved to Winnipeg. Anna and Jakob had four children. Sadly, Jakob passed away March, 1990.
Anna met Isaac Guenther and they were married January 2000.
Anna will always be remembered for her strength, faith, love and the ready smile she had for everyone she came into contact with.
She leaves to mourn her children, Erika (John), Adelheid (Phil), Elvira, Jake (Pat), along with 11 grandchildren and their spouses and 15 great-grandchildren. Anna will also sadly be missed by Isaac's children, Brenda, Edna and Lloyd and their families.
The family would like to thank the staff of CancerCare and Palliative Care team and the amazing health care women who came to help us care for Mom for the wonderful support.
There will be a private family funeral and interment May 15, 2020.

We love you MOM / OMA

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Ich habe heute erst vom Tode Eurer geliebten Mutter und auch vom Tode ihres Mannes, seines Bruders Ed, sowie Frank und Alicia's Tochter. Im Namen der Günter Verwandten aus Bielefeld, drücke ich unser tiefstes Mitgefühl aus. Mögen Sie in Frieden ruhen 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏. Den Angehörigen viel Kraft und liebevolle Erinnerungen ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ - Posted by: Irina Hildebrandt im Namen aller Günter aus Bielefeld (Tochter Jakob Günter, Bielefeld ) on: May 27, 2020

  • Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Funk and Geunther families on the loss of your mother, grandmother/great-grandmother. Our families go back a long ways, great memories. May all your comfort and peace come from the memories you have of Anna and your families. Our prayers are with you! Peter, Liz and Kyle Hirschfeld - Posted by: Hirschfeld familys (Freinds of family) on: May 15, 2020

  • Your mother was always so good to me, I remember her feeding me ice cream on the front steps of your home with Jasha. We moved and I saw her at NK Menenote church Christmas eve service a few years later she had me sit on her lap. I saw her at a funeral not long ago and I got the biggest hug ever. I loved her love she gave out, I loved her hugs, I loved her loud voice, I loved her smile, I LOVED HER, I am so sorry for your loss, I am sad, she was a gem - Posted by: Eric Muehleisen (Friend) on: May 14, 2020

  • The Furtado family would like to send our condolences. She was an amazing person. She was always at the grandsons' soccer games cheering them on. - Posted by: Doris Furtado (Friend ) on: May 14, 2020

  • Anna (and Ike) were neighbours to us in the condo on Henderson Hwy. Anna was such a friendly and active person. We will always remember her hearty laugh. May she Rest In Peace! - Posted by: Ernie & Aggie Harder (Former neighbour ) on: May 14, 2020

  • We are so saddened to see that Anna has passed. We remember Anna as a lovely, happy, and vivacious personality. A great person and friend to all. Sincere condolences to her amazing family! Kindest regards from Wayne and Wanda - Posted by: Wayne and Wanda Guenther (Family and Friend) on: May 14, 2020

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