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FRANK H. KLASSEN (published on December 04, 2007)

FRANK H. KLASSEN It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank H. Klassen. Dad passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, December 1, 2007, at the Morris General Hospital. Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 53 years, Jessie (nee Heinrichs); three sons, one daughter and their families: Don (Brenda), Marissa (Marc) Levesque, Jordan; Barry (Eileen), Ross, Chelsea, and Allison; Byron (Tammy), Jessica and Richelle; Twyla (Bruce) Young, Nicole. Dad was predeceased by his parents and one brother. He is survived by two brothers, three sisters, and their families. Dad was born on December 15, 1932 on the family farm near Rosenhoff. Dad stayed and worked on the farm until he was 16. At that time, he left the homestead to take on various jobs which included trucking, logging in Kenora, and working for Harms Building Movers. He then became employed as a plumber, and chose to make that his career. Dad eventually decided to go on his own, and started a plumbing business, Rosenort Plumbing Heating, which he sold in 1968. He continued as an employee for Furnaceman and Derksen Plumbing until 1981. His new business venture, B F Plumbing Heating, provided an opportunity to work alongside his son Barry until 1993.Upon semi-retirement, Mom and Dad moved to Winnipeg to become employed as caretakers of an apartment block. In 2003 they retired and returned to Morris. Dad was baptized in his teen years upon the confession of his faith by Bishop Jacob Kroeker at the Rosenort Evangelical Mennonite Church. Throughout the years Dad served on many committees in the Church, but his love of singing was evident in his gift for song leading. He served on the Board of the Eventide Care Home in Rosenort for ten years. Dad was known as a person who enjoyed jokes and pranks. He had the ability to make friends with his outgoing personality. Family was very important to dad, and he cherished his grandchildren. Dad developed Alzheimers, and became a resident of the Red River Valley Lodge in August 2006. We would like to thank the staff at the Red River Valley Lodge, Dr. Manness, and the staff of the Morris Hospital Palliative Care for the kind and loving care they provided for Dad. Funeral services will be held at the Morris Fellowship Chapel on Thursday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. with interment at the Rosenort Cemetery (two miles south of Rosenort). There will be viewing at Morris Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Red River Valley Lodge, Box 507, or the Morris Hospital Palliative Care Program, payable to R.R.V.H.D.F., Box 519, Morris, MB R0G 1K0. Morris Funeral Home 746-2451 Toll Free 1-866-746-2451

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