Henry A. Unruh


Henry A. Unruh died July 26, 2008. He was born Feb. 4, 1919 in Russia. His family immigrated to Manitoba, later moving to Vauxhall, Alta. Henry confirmed his faith through baptism and joined the MB church in Vauxhall. His faith in Jesus was central to his life and work. In 1943, Henry married Agatha Bergen during a raging blizzard. He attended Winkler Bible School and Winnipeg Bible College, accompanied by wife and children. In 1952, he was ordained a minister. He farmed in Vauxhall, and served as a minister in the church. The stories he used to illustrate the truths of his sermons are still recalled by many. Agatha died in 1984. In 1989, Henry married Sally Bergen. She died in 2005. Henry is mourned by children Hertha (Irwin) Warkentin, Elfreda (Peter) Nickel, Ernie (Joyce) Unruh, Clara (George) Reimer, Harold (Gerri) Unruh, Florence (Ken) O’Brien, Viola (Paul) Preston, Laura (Ajay) Caleb, and Shirley (Nilton Piccolim) Leite; 29 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and Sally’s children Norma (Ernie) Peters, Harley (Lisa) Bergen. The funeral was Aug. 1 at Vauxhall (Alta.) MB Church.

  • Birth: February 4, 1919
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  • Death: July 26, 2008

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