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Katharina Peters

Katharina Wiens (nee Peters)

Katharina Wiens of 2028 Beaver Street, Clearbrook died October 22, 1979 at the MSA General Hospital, Abbotsford BC. Funeral service was held October 25, 1979 at Yarrow Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor Abe Klassen assisted by Rev. P.C. Penner. Pallbearers were Alvin, Robert, Reg and John Wiens and John and David Quapp.

Mrs. Wiens was born July 4, 1883 at Gnadenheim Russia to Jakob B. and Katharina (Fast) Peters. She was married to Johann J, Wiens on June 19, 1906 at Putshchkovo, Omsk, Asiatic Russia.

They immigrated to Canada in 1927. She was baptized July 7, 1929 at Coaldale Alberta. They moved to Yarrow BC in 1940. Her husband John passed away December 5, 1943. She moved to Clearbrook in 1978 after living in Yarrow for 38 years.

Mrs. Wiens is survived by three sons: John of Clearbrook; Jacob (Rita) of Yarrow; Henry (Sarah) of Yarrow; two daughters: Mary Wiens of Clearbrook and Elizabeth (Jacob) Quapp of Yarrow; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Abe Peters of Florida and Ben Peters of Hamilton, Ont.; and three sisters: Mrs. Sarah Toews of St. Catherines, Ont., Mrs. Susan Toews of Clearbrook and Mrs. Helen Martens of Clearbrook. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1943.

Burial was in Yarrow Cemetery.


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