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Born: Mar 21, 1931

Date of Passing: Mar 12, 2022

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(nee DUECK)
March 21, 1931 - March 12, 2022

Elizabeth (Betty) Plett nee Dueck, aged 90, of Kleefeld, MB passed away on Saturday, March 12 at home.
She is survived by husband David G Plett, one son Wayne and Darlene, two daughters Sylvia and Dan Reimer and Bev and Terry Penner and daughter-in-law Rose and her husband Bill Dyck, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and their spouses. She is also survived by three sisters, three sisters-in-law and three brothers and their families.
She was predeceased by one son Donald, eight brothers and two sisters.
Mom was born March 21, 1931 to Frank and Tilly Dueck in Steinbach, MB. She grew up on the East side of Steinbach. Her dad passed away when she was only nine years old leaving behind a very young family. Their mother was not able to provide for them so the church stepped in. The children were all placed in different homes and mom got to choose to go live with Peter and Mary Thiessen. Even though mom was never formally adopted she was their daughter. She worked at home on the family farm. Mom was baptized upon confession of faith in the Blumenort EMC church by David P Reimer before she met Dad.
Mom and Dad were married on July 19, 1952 in the Blumenort EMC church. For two years they moved around in Manitoba as Dad worked for Fast Brothers doing land clearing and construction. In 1954, they bought a dairy farm in Kleefeld, Manitoba and moved there. This is where they made their home and raised their family.
Mom loved babies and little children. This is evident in the many baby sweater sets she knitted over the years and gave as gifts. She also loved doing embroidery and sewing. Mom was also a great cook. A lot of the meals she made were served on the field. She is known for her "famous" pineapple squares by most family members.
Mom and Dad were involved with the Mitchell Seniors Center for many years. Mom was always in the kitchen helping with the food. They volunteered at the Mennonite Heritage Village, where mom did the cutting out of the roll kuchen.
Late November 2021, mom started having issues with her left foot. At the end of December it took a turn for the worse and it was determined to be a circulation issue. She went into the hospital February 3, 2022 and came home March 8, 2022 after a procedure to open up the blockage did not work. Mom spent 3 ½ wonderful, happy days at home with Dad and died peacefully in her sleep at home.

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As published in The Carillon on Mar 17, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I am saddened by the passing of your mother. I am her cousin--her father was my mother's brother and he died just a few months later than my mother. The last time I saw Betty-your mother-was at the fiftieth wedding anniversary of my brother Bennie. She was there with her sister Macy. We did not have a lot of interaction with your mother's family especially since after your grandfather died they were mostly living with various families. I did meet Percy more recently. I am aware that he passed away. Though I do not know you personally, I feel a bond with my Dueck relatives. Please accept my condolences. May the Lord grant you His peace and comfort. She is with her Savior in a better place, reunited with our loved ones. Sincerely, Milton Reimer - Posted by: Milton Reimer (Cousin) on: Mar 17, 2022

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