Agatha DeFehr died Mar. 26, 2010 at 98. She was born Sept. 6, 1911 in Kuruschan, Russia to Wilhelm Gerhardt and Anna Neufeld. Agatha came to Canada with her family in 1924. She was baptized Aug. 19, 1928, and became a member of North End MB Church (later Elmwood MB), Winnipeg. Agatha married Cornelius DeFehr May 24, 1936 in Whitewater, Man. She was devoted to her faith, family, and friends. She had the gift of hospitality and loved nothing better than to entertain and care for family and friends. Predeceased by Cornelius in 2000; son Arthur (Patricia) in 2005; 11 siblings; Agatha is mourned by children William (Marlene), Irene (Frederic) Wall; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.