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Mary Balzer

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Deaths-Mary-BalzerMary’s family immigrated to Canada in 1925, settling in Alexander, Man. She finished Grade 8 and did domestic work on farms. Her greatest joy was attending Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute for 2 years. While living in Winnipeg, through her friend Katharina Balzer, she met David. Besides being a wife and mother, Mary did various jobs, discovering a gift for floral work. Mary loved her family and strived to teach them about Jesus. She had a servant heart and spent countless hours tending to her parents. She loved gardening, entertaining, golfing, curling, bowling and taking long walks. Mary kept a journal, a compilation of family events and praises to Jesus. She died with her family around her.

  • Birth: January 15, 1922
  • Birthplace:
    Memrik, Ukraine
  • Death: September 29, 2014
  • Parents:
    Jacob Friesen & Helene Janzen
  • Married:
    David Balzer, July 22, 1945 [d.]
  • Family:
    children Ron (Lore), Linda Janzen (Robert), Edwin [d.], Lorraine (Denis Philippot); 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 brother
  • Church:
    McIvor Avenue MB Church, Winnipeg
  • Baptism:
    Griswold (Man.) MB, 1939