Leona Niessen died Jan. 12, 2010. She was born July 3, 1921 in Aberdeen, Sask. to Philip and Margaret Buhlin. Leona married Henry Niessen Oct. 1, 1940. They farmed in Aberdeen for many years before moving to Saskatoon. Predeceased by Henry in 2006, son Hank, 3 siblings, 2 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law; Leona is mourned by children Kathy (Harvey) Geransky, Judith (David) Russell, Connie (Ron) Wyman, Liz (Wes) Rempel; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 sisters, 2 sisters-in-law. The funeral was Jan. 18 at West Portal MB Church, Saskatoon.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.