Catharina (Richter) Penner died Nov. 11, 2010 at 91. She was born Oct. 19, 1919 in Rasdat, Sask. to Lawrence and Barbara Richter. She moved to Acme, Alta., in 1942. Oct. 14, 1945, Catharina heard about God’s love and accepted it for her life. That winter and the following year, she attended Coaldale (Alta.) Bible School, where she made many happy memories. Aug. 11, 1946, she was baptized into Linden (Alta.) MB Church. Catharina married Abraham D. Penner Mar. 29, 1948. They farmed in the Acme/Linden area for many years and retired to Linden in 1979. Abraham died in 1994. In 2002, Catharina moved into Linden Lodge. She was a member of Linden MB Church. Predeceased by Abraham, Catharina is mourned by children Mary Duthie, Helen (Larry) Edel, Victor (Elmona), David; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 7 great-grandchildren.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.