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Wendelin Mann

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Wendelin immigrated to Canada at 10, settling in Elie, Man. He met Mary at Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute. After 2 years at MB Bible College, Winnipeg, Wendelin taught geography and history in Manitoba. He spent his most rewarding years as teacher librarian at Garden City Collegiate, Winnipeg. He enjoyed singing tenor in a college male quartet, church choir and the Gospel Light Radio Male Choir for many years. He also served as lay minister in MB churches. After retiring, Wendelin volunteered in the libraries at MBBC and the MCC offices. He continued his love of reading, travelling, serving and spending time with family. Wendelin enjoyed the arrival of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He called himself “a bird with a broken wing” after Mary’s death. Faith and family were pillars in Dad’s life, and he lived his convictions to his last days.

  • Birth: January 17, 1920
  • Birthplace:
    Kaminskaja, Russia
  • Death: April 9, 2015
  • Parents:
    Albert & Dorothea (Vegert) Mann
  • Married:
    Mary (Dyck) Mann, Sept. 4, 1948 [d. Aug. 14, 2011]
  • Family:
    children Lois (Ivan) Zacharias, Dorothy (Garry) Froese, Phyllis (John) Schmidt, Gerald (Marian); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren including Naomi [d.]; 1 brother
  • Church:
    Community Fellowship, Newton, Man.; Elmwood MB, Winnipeg
  • Baptism:
    Assiniboine River, 1937