John Friesen died June 14, 2009 at 97. He was born Mar. 8, 1912 in Herzenberg, Ukraine to John and Agatha Friesen. The family immigrated to Canada in 1926. John farmed in Griswold, Man., until 1991. He knew the Lord as his Saviour. Predeceased by 8 siblings; John is mourned by his wife Mary (Dyck); children Carl, Philip (Madeline), Marlies (Edward), Frank (Jean), Karen (Robert); 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 sister. The funeral was June 19 at Richmond Park MB Church, Brandon, Man.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.