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FRANK JOHN NEUFELD
Born: Mar 18, 1925
Date of Passing: Jun 26, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
FRANK JOHN NEUFELD
March 18, 1925 June 26, 2022
Peacefully, following a brief illness, we announce the passing of Frank Neufeld, with daughter Judy at his side, on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the age of 97 years.
Frank will be lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 76 years, Wanda and daughters, Adina Peters, Eileen Funk, Judy (Wayne) Urbonas and Carla (Darren) Thiessen; grandchildren, Adrian Peters (Kathleen), Amber (Matthew) Hoover, Robert (Jill) Urbonas, Kim (Cory) Lind, Kenton (Jacqui) Jantzen, and Carter (Ashley) Jantzen. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Taylor and Riley Peters, Blake, Katelyn and Chase Jantzen, Addisyn and Jocelyn Jantzen, Fiona Lind. He is survived by his brother John in Abbotsford, BC, sister-in-law Deanna Neufeld, Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Johann and Helena Neufeld, parents-in-law, Gerhard and Malwina Neufeld, brother Abram (Helen), sister Helen (Peter) Peters, sister-in-law Rita Neufeld, brothers-in-law, George (Bertha) and Harry (Hilde, Susan) Neufeld, sister-in-law Agnes (Jake) Derksen and son-in-law, Artur Peters.
Dad was an educator, beginning his career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, going on to be founding principal of Westgate Collegiate, and retiring as Liaison of all Independent Schools in Manitoba. He had a passion for music as a soloist and choral director in many, varied musical endeavours. He loved woodworking, the outdoors, the family cottage at Grand Beach and family gatherings. His faith was evident to those who knew him and he willingly served in many aspects of his Mennonite church, from his home congregation to Mennonite Church Manitoba.
The celebration of his life will be held at North Kildonan Mennonite Church, 1131 Roch Street on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Green Acres Cemetery.
Donations may be made to North Kildonan Mennonite Church Memorial Fund or Ukraine Ministries (Mennonite Benevolent Society).
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 29, 2022, Jul 02, 2022
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Condolences to the families. My brother-in-law is Robert Funk. We only met briefly several years ago. May you find comfort in your memories of him. - Posted by: Bernadette Funk (Friend ) on: Aug 15, 2022
Mrs. Neufeld, Adina, Eileen and Carla. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We just recently heard of his passing. We have many great memories of your parents socializing with our parents. As well, experience of your fathers educator skills. We wish you well as you process the loss of your father. - Posted by: Karl and Dianna Klassen (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2022
The Enns family arrived in Winkler from Russia in the mid-20s. Frank's mother, Helen, was a sister to my mother, Anna Enns Epp. Frank was my brother Henry's age (1925) and I did not get to know either of them well; however traveling with the Faith and Life Male Choir during the 80s and 90s, with my husband Victor, I learned to know Frank as a cousin and there would be stories to tell. Frank was one of my first "Covid-19 calls" in 2020. Would not have expected it, but he took suggestions from the pastor seriously. Frank, may you rest in Peace. Condolences to Wanda and her family. - Posted by: Linda Enns Epp Sawatzky (First cousin) on: Jul 01, 2022
Deepest condolences to family, and especially Jacqui, Kenton, and children, on the passing of your Grandpa. Frank's legacy of love will bear much fruit. with prayers for the sweet repose of his soul. Caroline - Posted by: Caroline McAtamney (family friend) on: Jul 01, 2022
My sincere condolences to the Neufeld Family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Wanda, 75 years together, wow; also my thoughts are with you Adina, Eileen Judy and Carla. We have shared many good times together. As for me, I will say: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence doth my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth." Blessings and much love. John - Posted by: John Neufeld (brother) on: Jun 30, 2022
My sincere condolences to the family of Frank Neufeld. The obitiuary appeared in the Free Press at a time when I was looking for information about the two Russian Mennonite families who fled Russia and lived with my grandparents on their farm near Rosenfeld, Manitoba. It was such a fond memory for my grandparents, Reverend John D and Maria Loeppky. I know Gerhard and Mulwina Neufeld were the names of one of the families. They had a daughter Wanda. This is such a timely coincidence. - Posted by: Barbara Toews (nee Loeppky) (Historical connection) on: Jun 29, 2022
My deepest condolences to the family. Frank was the "inspector" who came to my classroom in 1983 to see for himself (and the Province of Manitoba) if this Ontario-educated first-year teacher was up to local standards and worthy of being granted a Manitoba teaching certificate. I am grateful for the outcome. - Posted by: Ted Fransen (Former colleague) on: Jun 29, 2022
I was so sorry to hear about your Dad’s sudden passing. How active he was and how many memories about him come to my mind, especially with his great involvement with the choir. My deepest sympathy goes out to your Mom and all of you sisters and families. Love to you all❤️ From Edith and Mary - Posted by: Edith Peters. (Wilms) (Friend of family) on: Jun 29, 2022
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