Frank Dyck died Nov. 2, 2008. Frank’s mother died one month after he and his twin brother, Jake, were born, leaving their father to raise 11 children. Frank married Alfrieda Voth Sept. 14, 1957, and they spent the next 33 years farming and raising their family. In 1990, they moved to Morden, Man., farming from town for the next 14 years. Frank served his church and community, singing in choirs, teaching Sunday school, participating in youth work, deacon work, church council, seniors ministry, Bible studies, and men’s prayer breakfasts. Frank loved anything that involved the Lord and people. He will be remembered for his powerful handshake, a smile that lit up the room, and a firm belief that whoever he met should know about Jesus. Predeceased by 5 brothers and 1 sister, Frank is mourned by Alfrieda; children Larry (Valerie), Merley (Ken) Wiebe, Gerald (Rachel), Cheryl (Carl Duerksen); 12 grandchildren; 4 siblings. The celebration of life was Nov. 7 at Westside Community Church, Morden.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.