Abe C. Klassen died Feb. 15, 2009 at 91. He was born Jan. 28, 1918 in Rosenheim, Man. to Cornelius and Katherina Klassen. Abe was baptized and joined Grossweide (Man.) MB Church. In 1942, he married Elma Hiebert. They farmed in Lowe Farm, Man., before moving to Winkler for schooling for Abe and the children. Abe worked in carpentry, and at Winkler Bible Camp, then opened the Bible Book Shop in 1959. Abe and Elma retired to Winnipeg in 1979. Abe enjoyed selling books, attending Christian businessmen’s meetings, watching televangelists, and distributing tracts. Predeceased by Elma, 1 daughter-in-law, 3 siblings; Abe is mourned by children Doreen, Marilyn (Henry) Wiebe, Don (Kathy), Arnold (Penny); 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.