Katarina Doerksen

Katarina Doerksen

1920 - 2000

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Obituary of Katarina Doerksen

KATARINA (TINA) DOERKSEN (nee Krause)formerly of Silberfeld in the Landmark area, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at Resthaven Nursing Home, Steinbach, MB, at the age of 80 years with her family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Peter of 59 years, and children; Tony (Claudette) of Winnipeg, Jacob (Mary) of Ile des Chenes, Peter (Arleen) of Steinbach, Rudy of East St. Paul, Stan (Julia) of Landmark, Marilyn of Steinbach, 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren., one sister, and four sisters-in-law and numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by one granddaughter, one brother and one sister. Mom was born in the Silberfeld area, the fourth child of Cornelius and Maria Krause, on March 12, 1920. She married Peter Doerksen on November 9, 1941 and together they established their home near her birth place in Silberfeld. They remained there until 1986 when they moved to Steinbach. Farm and family life was her chosen vocation. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning and the company of others. She was an eternal optimist, making the best of any situation. She made friends easily and always had a smile for everyone. By the spring of 1998 she was suffering considerably from Osteo-Arthritis. On June 4 she was hospitalized in the Bethesda Extended Care Unit and remained there for 21 months. On March 8th of this year she moved to the Resthaven Nursing Home where her life here on earth came to a close on November 15, 2000 at 10:20 a.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Silberfeld Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, November 17, at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tina’s memory may be made to M.C.C. Famine Relief. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the E.C.U. at Bethesda Hospital, Resthaven Nursing Home and especially to the pastoral staff and many friends for their faithful visits. In God we trust We sorrow, yet not as those who have no hope. The family