Obituary of Edwin John Klippenstein
We, the family of Edwin John Klippenstein, with loving memories, announce the graduation from this earth to his Heavenly home at the age of 87, on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Bethesda Place in Steinbach, MB.
Dad is survived by three children: two sons, Murray, Allan (Darcy) and one daughter, Fran; son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Willie and Terry, 10 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by the love of his life, Mary, by just two weeks, one daughter, Sharon Unger, and his parents, John and Elizabeth Klippenstein.
Dad accepted Christ as his Saviour on March 9, 1951 at the age of 18 and for the rest of his life, his heart's desire was to see others come to faith in Christ. On August 14, 1955 he married mom, the cute shy girl from Plum Coulee and they served the Lord in ministry from that day forward, pastoring churches in Dominion City, Steinbach, Hague, Austin, Wynyard, Winnipeg and Grunthal.
Though dad wasn't an athlete, he was usually up for trying baseball, water-skiing, swimming, camping, horseshoes, and later in life, downhill skiing. While still able, he walked every day. Taking a plastic bag with him, he'd pick up garbage along the route. And while doing that he'd pray. With an alphabetical list in his pocket, he'd pray for each country of the world.
He wasn't a handyman (that was mom's job). He wasn't particularly funny (although you had to laugh at his jokes because of the way he told them), but his heart for people and love for God were both inspiring and unmistakable and he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
A Come & Go Viewing will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB.
Due to the Covid-19 virus a private family service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. for immediate family and by invitation only. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.
For anyone who wishes to join us via livestream through Birchwood Funeral Chapel’s website.
The live stream will be active 30 minutes prior to the service beginning (logging in prior to this will not work). To view the Live Stream complete the following steps:
- Go to our website (birchwoodfuneralchapel.com)
- Then click on Resources
- Then click on Live Streaming
- Then click on WEST CHAPEL
- Then enter the password (all caps) : EDWINKLIPPENSTEIN