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Obituary for Wesley (Wes) Robert Krahn

Wesley (Wes) Robert Krahn

Wesley (Wes) Robert Krahn of Winnipeg, Manitoba was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father in the late afternoon on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at the age of 47 years. Wes passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.

He left to mourn and cherish his memory, his devoted wife and best friend April, and his two daughters Izzy and Maddy. We miss him so very much.

Wes Krahn was born on January 2, 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to his parents Henry and Liese Krahn. He grew up in Mitchell, Manitoba with his parents and 2 brothers Dennis and Kenny. Growing up Wes was a very mischievous kid and had many adventures and misadventures, some of which may have involved rooftops and trampolines.

After graduating high school Wes worked at Penner Foods in the meat department for a year and then decided to head to Bible school in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. This decision to go to Swift Current Bible Institute was the best decision he could have ever made as he met the love of his life April there. At Bible school he learnt a lot, made some wonderful friends and participated in many shenanigans.

After his year at Bible School in 1996, April moved to the big City of Winnipeg and Wes started working at Powerland Computers to be near her. Wes was baptized in 1997.

Wes and April got married on July 4, 1998 in Drake, Saskatchewan. After a few more years working at Powerland Computers, Wes began his pursuit of his dream to become a teacher. In September, 2006 Wes achieved his dream and began working at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary School.

Right after starting his dream job as a teacher in October of 2006 he became a father when his beautiful daughter, Izzy was born. Two years later, in September, 2008 his beautiful daughter, Maddy, completed their family. Wes was overjoyed with his two girls and said “I’m so glad we didn’t have any boys!” Wes loved being a dad and passed on his love for Jesus, Star Trek, Superheroes, and bacon onto his girls. He loved his family deeply and enjoyed bringing treats home, making bacon wrapped turkey during the holiday, going golfing, and watching movies.

Wes’s love for teaching was evident in his life. It was a God given talent. He loved each one of his “kids” that came through his classroom and poured his love for God into each one. It was very clear that God called him to be a teacher and he took that very seriously, while also interjecting so much fun into his classroom. He taught his students many valuable life skills, such as making rollkuchen. He continued working at WMEMS until his last breath.

Wes’s laugh was so infectious and had a great sense of humour. We had so many laughs together. He would light up any room he walked into.

He was actively involved in his Church and loved teaching God’s Word in Children’s ministries. The most important part of Wes’s life was his love for Jesus and his strong faith in God, being able to present the Gospel on a daily basis and a great respect for the truth of God’s Word evidenced by his impact on those around him. The last words Wes spoke to April as he left that last morning was “God is Good.” and April replied “God is Good all the time.”

We miss him deeply but we find comfort in knowing that he has fought the good fight and finished his race and is now in the presence of God.

Wes leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 24 years, April and his two precious daughters, Izzy and Maddy of Winnipeg; his mom and dad, Henry and Liese Krahn of Mitchell, MB; his siblings, Dennis (Trish) Krahn, Kenny Krahn, of Winnipeg, MB; his mother and father in law, Esther and Dan Laskowski of Drake, SK; his sisters-in-law, Candace (Mark) Wurtz of Rosthern, SK and Tammy (Bob) Peacey, of Winnipeg, MB; his niece and nephews, Lily, Isaac and Alex Penner Krahn; his nephews, Brandon Wurtz, Tyson and Wade Peacey, and his niece Cassidy (Will) Ritz, and many relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:30 am at Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, Winnipeg. Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Nutimik Baptist Camp or Whyte Ridge Baptist Church (memo: Mission Fund).

The funeral service will be live streamed at