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Elfrieda Poetker

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Elfrieda was a teacher for more than 29 years, taking a 10-year break to raise her children. She met Peter at church. They enjoyed travelling. Elfrieda volunteered for MCC and her church’s Bridges program, Sunday school and vacation Bible school. Elfrieda and Peter were the only seniors in Glencairn when it launched in 1988. Uplifting and loving, Elfrieda cherished every day. She was a prayer warrior, often holding 2 prayer sessions each day for all the people on her list.

  • Birth: February 24, 1928
  • Birthplace:
    New Hamburg, Ont.
  • Death: November 30, 2016
  • Parents:
    John & Sara Mathies
  • Married:
    Peter Poetker, July 22, 1950 [d. 2010]
  • Family:
    children Susan (Fred) Wiens, Judy (John) Biffis, Paul; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings
  • Church:
    Glencairn MB, Kitchener, Ont.
  • Baptism:
    Nith River, New Hamburg