Sarah Kasper died June 29, 2009. She was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Ukraine to Heinrich and Sara Kasper. In 1926, the family came to Canada and settled near Manitou, Man. Sarah accepted Christ as Saviour in her youth, was baptized upon confession of faith, and joined the Manitou MB Church. She attended Winkler Bible School for one year, then worked in Sunday school, with young people, and sang in the choir. When her parents retired from the farm in 1960, Sarah began working in the sewing industry. After 1984, after her parents’ deaths, Sarah travelled with her sisters, visiting her father’s sister in the Soviet Union in 1989. In 2005, she broke her hip, and her health deteriorated. She moved into Donwood Manor in 2006. Funeral service was at North Kildonan MB Church, Winnipeg, Man.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.