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Obituary of Helen Klippenstein
Helen Klippenstein went to be with her Lord on October 9, 2022 with her family by her side. Helen (Lena) was born to Peter P. and Susana Wiebe on a farm near McMahon, SK on April 18, 1928. Her early years were marked by the common experiences of the depression, such as leaving school during grade 8 to help the family at home. Mom accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour at the age of 12 and was baptized shortly after. Her early biblical learning and feeling of church community came primarily through the radio, a ministry which she supported throughout her life. As mom became more involved in teaching Sunday School and vacation Bible school, she drew the attention of several pastors who encouraged her to attend the Swift Current Bible Institute, which she did for two and a half years, enjoying choir, classes, new friendships, and an opportunity for summer MCC ministry in Ninette, MB. In 1952, mom attended nurses (CNA) training in Saskatoon, SK and then returned to work at the Swift Current Union Hospital. In 1957, she met Paul Klippenstein, and they married the following year, June 21, 1958. They were blessed with three children: Gail (1959), Linda (1963), and Neil (1966). During her 40-year working life, mom taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, was involved with Pioneer Clubs, Christian Business Women and Alliance Women, billeted numerous singing groups and missionaries, and supported many ministries financially. At home, she was a caring, fun, and adventurous person who loved to garden, cook, bake, entertain, celebrate, travel, and try new things. Just before retiring from nursing, Helen and Paul took a trip to Israel and Egypt, an Asian trip to the Philippians, Thailand, Hong Kong, and a venture to West Africa. At 65, Helen retired from nursing. She and Paul continued to host Bible studies, took on new hobbies like quilting, gardened, and travelled to Branson, the Maritimes, and Alaska. In 2016, they decided to move into Riverview Estates. Through everything, Mom’s main focus in life was to be faithful to Jesus and to serve Him in every way possible through her family, the church, and her many friendships.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Susanna Wiebe, sisters Tena (Jack Arsenault and Henry Ulmer) and Mary Giesbrecht, her brother Jack (Elma) Wiebe, in-laws Cornelius and Ben (Annie) Kasper, Harry Casper, Agnes, John (Mary), Pete, Jake (Mary), and Ernest Klippenstein, Helen (Ludwig) Schmidt, Martha (Louis) Ozeroff, and Sue (Bud) Kammerle. She is survived by her husband, Paul, their three children, Gail, Linda and Neil, sisters-in-law Marie Faul, and Adeline and Hertha Klippenstein, and many nieces and nephews.
We want to thank the staff at the Swift Current Hospital and Willow Creek Manor for their caring service during mom’s brief stay, and a special thank you to our angel home care nurse, Leanne Langoger. In lieu of flowers, donations to Helen’s favourite charities are appreciated.
Child Evangelism Fellowship (Online - https://cefcanada.org/donate/ Mail – CEF of Canada, PO Box 165 Stn Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 2G9)
Transworld Radio (Online - https://www.twr.ca/donate Mail - TWR Canada, PO Box 25324, London, ON N6G 3H8 )To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen Klippenstein, please visit Tribute Store
In Loving Memory
1928 - 2022
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