Marianne Kliewer-Wiebe

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d-marianne-kliewer-wiebeMarianne Kliewer-Wiebe died Sept. 13, 2009. She was born Sept. 30, 1931, near Fannystelle, Man. to Peter and Maria Kliewer. After only 6 weeks of training, she was sent to St. Marten, Man., to teach. Marianne loved teaching, especially music. She returned to normal school in 1953, then taught in Boissevain 1954–1956; in Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Winkler, Rheinfeld, and Chortitz, Man., 1960–1970. She attended Winkler Bible Institute, 1956–1959, and attended university classes during summers. She married Benjamin Wiebe, July 19, 1970, and settled in Lowe Farm, Man. Benjamin died of lymphoma in 1976. In 1982, Marianne moved to Winkler, where she worked as a home care attendant, and was involved in the community orchestra, sang in community choirs, and raised her two children on her own. In 1999, she retired to Winnipeg, where she was involved in church and community groups. In 2004, Marianne was diagnosed with cancer, which would re-occur 3 times. She bravely endured various treatments, rarely complaining. She drew on her faith during these difficult times and pursued musical activities with passion and vigour, rarely missing a rehearsal or concert. Marianne was a loving, generous person, making time for those around her and sharing with those in need. She loved her children and grandchildren who were always at the forefront of her thoughts and prayers.

  • Birth: September 30, 1931
  • Birthplace:
    Fannystelle, Manitoba
  • Death: September 13, 2009

  • Parents:
    Peter and Maria Kliewer
  • Married:
    Benjamin Wiebe, July 19, 1970