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Katie Schellenberg

A resident of this area for 46 years, Katie Klassen Schellenberg, 4524 Wilson Road North in Yarrow died June 30, 1977 in Chilliwack Hospital.

Katie Klassen was born December 26, 1900 in Russia. She married William Schellenberg on June 28, 1920. Five children were born to them: Bill; Abram 1924, Frieda 1926; Hugo and Erna. They immigrated to Canada in 1927.

Katie was a housewife and a member of the First United Mennonite Church in Yarrow.

Katie Schellenberg was survived by her husband William Schellenberg Sr.; three sons: William and Abe both at home; and Hugo of Vancouver; two daughters: Frieda (Peter) Martens of Richmond; and Erna (Erwin) Klingspohn of Victoria; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters in Russia.

Funeral service was held July 4, 1977 at the First United Mennonite Church in Yarrow with Rev. Henry Claassen officiating assisted by Rev. P.W. Dyck.

Pallbearers were Don Schellenberg, Bob Martens, Doug Klingspohn, Alan Schellenberg, Jim Martens and Dennis Klingspohn.

Burial followed at the Yarrow Cemetery.


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