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Abe Siebert died July 1, 2009 at 92, after a 4-month struggle with cancer. He was born Dec. 1, 1917 in Sparrau, South Russia to Nikolai and Gertrude Siebert. He came to Canada in 1925 where his family pioneered in LaGlace, Alta. He became a successful farmer in Debolt, Alta. Abe loved to tell stories of his trucking and alternative service experiences. He attended MBBC in Winnipeg where he met Cornelia Neufeld. They married Aug. 20, 1949. Abe will be remembered for his unswerving faith, perseverance, missionary zeal, DVBS ventures and inspiring Sunday School classes, loyalty to the King James Bible and diligent study of the Scriptures, prophetic convictions, love of music and harmonica performances, collection of vehicles, passion for conservation, and generosity. He loved camping and hiking in the mountains with his family. After Cornelia’s death in 1999, Abe moved to Abbotsford, B.C. Marriage to Sarah Kaetler at 89 re-energized the spring in his step. His deepest desire was to be clean, forgiven, and ready to meet his Saviour. Predeceased by Cornelia; Abe is mourned by Sarah; children Phil (Shirley), Paul, Jon (Evelyn), James (Ann); 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral was July 6 at Clearbrook MB Church.

  • Birth: December 1, 1917
  • Birthplace:
    Sparrau, South Russia
  • Death: July 1, 2009
  • Parents:
    Nikolai and Gertrude Siebert
  • Married:
    Cornelia Neufeld, Aug. 20, 1949; Sarah Kaetler
  • Family:
    children Phil (Shirley), Paul, Jon (Evelyn), James (Ann); 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren