Helen Klippenstein died Mar. 9, 2011. She was born Dec. 31, 1936 in Paraguay to Abram and Maria Isaak. Her home was full of music and happiness. She came to faith in Christ at 12 and was baptized in her early teens. Helen married Ernst Klippenstein in Vineland, Ont., May 9, 1959. They became members of Scott Street MB Church, St. Catharines, Ont. Helen supported Ernst in his home business while raising 5 children. She trained as a health care aide and worked at Heidehof Retirement Home for 17 years. She developed many friendships and blessed many people with her generous and positive spirit as she worked joyfully among seniors. Predeceased by 1 sister, Helen is mourned by Ernst; children Monika (Karl), Karl (Catherine), Rose (Paul), Ursula (Dan), Betty (Garry); 15 grandchildren; 4 sisters.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.