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Born: Jul 12, 1938
Date of Passing: Oct 25, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
1938 - 2021
She is survived by her husband, Ben Wiebe, daughter, Roberta (Jake), daughter-in-law, Dolores (Garry), grandsons, Nick and Marco (Madie), sister, Mary (Walter) Peters, brother, Abe Giesbrecht, sister-in-law, Mary Giesbrecht, and many nieces and nephews. Nettie was predeceased by her son, Jonathan, her sisters, Helen, Tina and Marge, and brothers, Ben, Pete and Henry.
Nettie Wiebe was born on July 12, 1938, to Abram and Katherina (nee Neudorf) Giesbrecht, the youngest of nine children. Having emigrated from Russia, Nettie's family were frugal and hardworking, making the most of whatever they had. They received a helping hand from others and Nettie had a real heart for lending a helping hand as well. Nettie's family was very musical and they spent many hours singing and making music together. Nettie led a deeply spiritual life. She was baptized on the confession of her faith in May, 1955. On August 23, 1959 she married Ben D. Wiebe. They were blessed with two children, Roberta and Jonathan. In 1968 Nettie and Ben settled in Winkler where Ben taught in the local high school and began pastoral work in the Winkler Evangelical Mennonite Mission (EMM) Church. Nettie was a strong support to Ben in the many years of ministry throughout the EMM Conference. Nettie shared generously of her time and talents as she served alongside her husband in the churches they served. She was always involved in the musical life of the churches as well, leading choirs and music ensembles. Nettie was devoted to her family, her husband and children, as well as her extended family and church families. She worked hard all her life to provide and care for her family. When she was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2015, she continued to live life to the fullest even as layers of her life were peeled away. She never gave up and treasured every opportunity to spend time with the people she loved. In 2018 when she moved to Salem Home, she continued to inspire staff, residents and visitors with her strong faith, dignity in the face of changing circumstances and her zest for life.
Viewing will be from 1:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. A private funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 with livestream available on the Wiebe Funeral Home website.
The family wishes to thank all staff at Salem Home, Winkler for their incredible care for Mom.
Donations may be made in Nettie's memory to Salem Foundation Inc.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
in care of arrangements
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 27, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Our sincere condolences to you Ben in your loss of your life partner. As a brother of John Toews, I had opportunities to see the dedication you and Nettie had for each other. Blessings. - Posted by: Diedrich and Helen Toews (John Toews' brother) on: Oct 29, 2021
Brother Ben, I was thinking last week, I wonder how Ben and Nettie Wiebe are doing, I would love to have coffee with you, then I heard that Nettie had move to a new place. God bless you Brother and Family. - Posted by: Diedrich and Judy Harms (Friend, worked together.) on: Oct 28, 2021
My condolences to the whole family, I witnessed and heard about Nettie‘s remarkable commitment to living a spiritual life. I will never forget the accordion she gave me, visiting her and Ben in Belize, the shoebag she made which I still use to this day, and the many stories of wisdom, faith and community from Roberta. - Posted by: Kerstin Roger (friend of family) on: Oct 27, 2021
Roberta, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I remember talking to you about her many times. You and your family are in my thoughts. - Posted by: Christi Qua (Former colleague of Roberta's) on: Oct 27, 2021
Many good memories of College days. Ben, you are in our thoughts these days. May our Good Shepherd continue to comfort and guide you and your family during this difficult time. -- Rueben - Posted by: Rueben Willems (Collage friend) on: Oct 27, 2021
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