Nettie Wiebe died July 22, 2009 at 93. She was born Nov. 27, 1915 in Fuerstental, South Russia to Johann and Sarah Esau. Sarah died when Nettie was 8. Johann later married Maria Reimer. In 1925, the family immigrated to Langham, Sask. After 3 years, they moved to Yarrow, B.C. Nettie accepted the Lord at evangelistic meetings at Yarrow MB Church. She was baptized and joined the church at 15. Nettie’s mother became ill with cancer in 1946 and Nettie cared for her until her death. Nettie’s father died 14 months later. Nettie married widower Frank Peters, becoming a mother to 7 children. Ten years later, he died. In the 1960s, Nettie married Abe Schmidt, who also died after 10 years of married life. In 1979, Nettie married Henry Wiebe, who died in 1990. Nettie served the Lord, the church, and others. She sang in choirs and participated in ladies fellowship group. She was a member at Clearbrook MB Church, Abbotsford. B.C.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.