Otto Nehring

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At 2, Otto lost his father. After WWII, the family settled in Germany, where Otto worked on a farm and developed a love for horses. He immigrated to Canada in 1954, working as a farmhand in Morris, Man. Upon moving to Winnipeg, Otto learned to weld and construct almost anything. He and Maria made their home in Winnipeg. Otto was a machinist for CN for 27 years. His interests included construction and hobby farming. Otto and Maria retired to Coaldale, Alta. He delivered Meals on Wheels and always lent a hand to family, friends and neighbours. After many health issues, Otto was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. His steadfast faith in Christ, prayer and his wife’s devoted care gave him strength and courage to fight for 4 years. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, Opa, Great-Opa and friend.

  • Birth: February 15, 1935
  • Birthplace:
    Ukraine
  • Death: June 8, 2017

  • Parents:
    Oscar & Olga Nehring
  • Married:
    Maria Reschke, May 1958
  • Family:
    Maria; children Marlene (Ron) Watts, Ron (Sharon), Gordon; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson
  • Church:
    Coaldale (Alta.) MB
  • Baptism:
    Morris (Man.) Baptist Church, 1956