Helen Reimer Andres died May 7, 2010 at 93. She was born May 17, 1916 in Russia to Jacob J. and Anna (Guenther) Banman. She was baptized July 12, 1936 into Steinbach (Man.) EMC Church. Helen married Dietrich Reimer Sept. 24, 1938. After his death in 1964, Helen married John B. Andres Mar. 20, 1966. She became a member of Steinbach MB Church in 1975. Predeceased by Dietrich, John in 2004, son Alvin in 2002, son-in-law Howard Joyce in 2008, one grandchild in 2008; Helen is mourned by children Amanda (Scott) Cundal, Vic (Joan), Jake (Frieda), Edna Joyce; step-children Adina, Erna, John, Ronald, Elsie, Nellie, Karen; daughter-in-law Eleanore Reimer; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.