With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Wally, after a healthy and well-lived life, at age 96 at Prairie View Lodge, Pilot Mound.
Wally was active on the family farm north of Rosenfeld until he was 75. Always a farmer at heart, he kept up on growing conditions, crop prices and yields. But his adventurous spirit pulled him off the farm as a young man, working winter jobs in Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver. This love of travel continued his whole life. After his marriage to Lorraine Braun, he retired to Morden. He remained a devoted member at St John Lutheran Church, Rosenfeld.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Lorraine (of 26 years); his four daughters Cathy (Randy Wiebe), Sharon (Les Wieler), Elaine (Stuart Janke) and Denise (Len Wieler); seven grandchildren: Nicholas & Matthew; Theo (Carlie), Alyssa (Ryan Friesen), & Tim (Catharine); Jordan (Krystelle) & Regan; and seven great-grandchildren: Zachary & Myles Janke; Félix, Adèle & Rémi Wieler; Quinn Janke and Maisie Friesen; and one sister Hedy Schmidt of Vancouver. Also survived by stepsons Stuart, Lindsey and Murray Braun and their families. He was predeceased by his first wife of forty years, Ruth; brother Harold, sisters Eleanor Sommer and Martha Wonnick.
Funeral service is on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 2:00 at St John Lutheran Church, Rosenfeld. Full vaccinations and masks required. Interment at Rosenfeld Cemetery following the service.
Viewing will be at Wiebe Funeral Home Altona on Thursday, October 28 from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. and at the church prior to the service.
Donations in memory of Walter may be made to Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
To view the funeral service, click on the video link below.