PETER J. KLASSEN
1928 ~ 2018
It is with sadness that the family of Peter J. Klassen, beloved husband of Lena Klassen, announces his passing in Long Term Care at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 8, 2018 at the age of 89 years.
Peter was born on July 13, 1928 in Neu-Chortitza, Russia, and came to Canada in 1948. Besides his wife of 66 years, he is survived by three loving daughters, Elvira (Vern) Unrau, Annie (Jon) Gill, and Lora (Shane) Hirsche; seven grandchildren Kevin (Kara) Peters Unrau, Brian (Jenny) Unrau, Aaron (Lyndsey) Gill, Nathan (Emma Reh) Gill, Jared (Danielle Tait) Hirsche, Jeff (Kalee) Hirsche, and Brailey Hirsche; eight great-grandchildren Micah and Lucas Peters Unrau, Owen, Leah and Cassidy Unrau, and Olivia, Sadie and Wesley Hirsche; as well as sister Anna Klassen and numerous nieces and nephews all in Germany.
Peter was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Maria (Funk) Klassen, brothers Jacob and Heinrich, sister Maria Klassen, and infant son Willy.
Peter was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, and opa. Sadly, the heart-breaking grip of Alzheimer’s led to unrelentling loss for over 10 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 - 17th St. Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lillian Thompson officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the service.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Peter’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 740 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or to the Mennonite Central Committee, 1117 2A Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0E6.