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Katie Thielmann

Katie Thielmann

Monday, January 21st, 1929 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

KATIE THIELMANN

Our dear sister, Katie Thielmann died on September 22, 2020 at the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg due to complications. She was born on January 21, 1929 in the Carman, MB area.
Katie was predeceased by her parents Martin and Katharina (Wiebe) Thielmann, one infant brother, sister Edith, and brother-in-law William Buhler.
Katie is survived by siblings: Henry (Betsy), Annemary, Ernie (Laura), Gertrude, Margaret, brother-in-law John Czwarno and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Katie will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.
Thank you to all the caregivers at the nursing home, where she lived for about 3 ½ months.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Square One World Media Inc.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church, with private interment to follow at the Elm Creek Cemetery. Viewing on Friday, September 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, and also at the church prior to the service.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Friends Funeral Service
    Address
    2146 Main Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3S5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Elm Creek MB Church
    Address
    146 Poplar Avenue
    ELM CREEK, MB R0G 0N0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Conrad Dueck
  • Interment

    Location
    Elm Creek Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    ELM CREEK, MB R0G 0N0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Private interment following the service

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Kathy Neuhauser

Posted at 07:51pm
Katie was one of the steadfast pillars of unequivocal truth and uprightness for me the years I was in Winnipeg at MBBC. MBBC was the comfort and joy of a safe place for me after spending the year before at the vast (to me) university campus in Edmonton where classes were endured in the impersonal settings of large amphitheatres struggling to hear the lecturer at the podium far below me. MBBC was like a huge extended family, and Katie was the mother figure that we connected to through the excellent and satisfying meals she served - morning, noon and night - always aware of her calm, appreciative presence behind the serving counter. I was able to work in the kitchen to help pay some of the college expenses and learned many valuable lessons of thrift and using available resources. I still think of Katie when I peel potatoes, since that was not something to be done without care and attention, but the potato was peeled as thinly as possible with a sharp paring knife. Katie usually had a serious, no-nonsense presence, and it was the delight of the young men particularly to try to make her laugh; and when she laughed it was such a reward! I had the special privilege of being the cousin of a wonderful young woman, Mary, who had worked with Katie at Camp Arnes, and this gave me a bit of an advantage in connecting with Katie. She loved "Mugs," and so did I, and this sparked the warm care Katie and I had for each other through the years.
I met and fell in love with the man I was to marry, the third year I was in Winnipeg. That year went by in a whirlwind of romance, and after we married, we took a couple of years to find our place in our world. A couple of years later, Alex, my husband, decided to go back to MBBC for a music degree. I was delighted to be able to work in Katie's kitchen at the college to help pay our way. That was the best "job" I ever had, and I woke up every morning delighted to go to work. There was a harmony and dependability in the group of women I worked with, and I truly believe that this was cultivated by Katie and by the faith in Christ we all held in common. I was pregnant with our first child that year, and felt wonderfully happy and supported, secure in Katie's loving awareness.
Katie was not effusive, just quietly steadfast in her being and caring. I am sad that this person of great worth and witness has left our world, but rejoice mightily that she is Home with our precious Lord - no more sorrow, no more sickness - but face to face, side by side with Jesus. I shall meet her there again one day, and bask in the warmth of her loving smile!

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Martena Hendsbee

Posted at 08:38am
with loving sympathy and prayer
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Anne Neufeld

Posted at 12:22pm
We so appreciated visiting with Katie and her family last Sept. and enjoyed the delicious meal she and Margaret prepared for us all. Blessings to all of you as you bid her farewell. We wish we could be there.
Anne and Henry Neufeld
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Pat Gerbrandt

Posted at 11:08pm
It was an honour to work in the Camp Arnes kitchen with Katie. She was the undisputed queen of the kitchen, but she ruled fairly. She modeled personal integrity, and poured out love for campers and staff in the food she prepared. It was under her watchful eye I learned to roll two pieces of bun dough at a time. The occasion - Ron (Bluebeard) and Marion (Mitch Esau) Braun's wedding. To Henry and Betsy and your extended family, our condolences on your loss. For Katie's sake, we are glad she is with our Lord. Gerald and Pat Gerbrandt
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Martha Koslowsky

Posted at 08:09pm
We considered Katie our matchmaker when she cooked at Camp Arnes that memorable summer of 1971. Thank you Katie!
Condolences to the family from Harold and Martha Koslowsky.
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