Leo Plett

Leo Plett

1939 - 2023

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Leo Plett, age 83, of Blumenort, MB, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. He is survived by his wife Betty of nearly 62 years, and their five children.


Son Wendell (Tina), Jerica (Dan & family). Son Lenton (Charlene), Shyanne (Ryan & their family), Marisa (Ben & their family), and Owen. Son Trenis (Charlene), Cody, Drayson, Griffin and Kayden. Daughter Charisa (Wil), Tyler, Dilan, Kyra and Aryn. Son Kristin, Ethan.


He is also survived by his five brothers, two sisters, four brothers-in-law, six sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.


He was predeceased by his parents Bernhard & Katherine Plett, one sister Elsie and her husband Ben, three brothers Erwin, Harvey, Reuben, two sisters-in-law Marilyn & Erma and two brothers-in-law Leo and Peter, and his father & mother-in-law Bernhard & Annie Penner.


Dad was born on November 7, 1939, in the R.M of Hanover on the “Plata hoff”. He was the fourth oldest of twelve. When Dad was six or seven they made the move to the family farm, two and a half miles east of Blumenort, where he grew up. He went to school till grade six then decided that farming was more important. Then he took a brief break from farming to work in the bush, clearing for highway number one and also to do local trucking jobs.


September 16, 1961, Dad married his sweetheart Betty. They lived on the Plett farm where dad grew up for the first few years of marriage, adding two little boys to the family, Wendell and Lenton.


Then they purchased the family farm one mile north of Blumenort in October of 1967 and added three more children, Trenis, Charisa and Kristin.


Dad worked hard all his life making a home for all of us. He was one of the first registered Holstein farms in this area and had an achievement of over 50 years of farming.


Mom & Dad rarely went on holidays, but they loved to go out for breakfast followed by a drive to go see where the grandsons were working, or check on the fields.


Dad had a strong faith and that was evident in his last days as he prayed often, expressing his appreciation for his children and grandchildren. We also heard him singing various songs including, “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be”.


Dad was the strong silent type, but when he did talk we all listened very carefully, because it was always important.


Didn’t matter where you met him, at a restaurant in Steinbach, at the hockey rink, or at church, you were usually greeted by a firm handshake, a squeeze on the arm and a big smile. This will be missed by many!


We as a family would like to thank everyone for all the support, love and prayers.


Come and go viewing will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Blumenort Community Church, 59 Center Ave., Blumenort, MB. 

A private family burial service will take place.

In lieu of flowers donations, can be made to Eagle Lake Bible Camp, Box 114 Blumenort, MB R0A 0C0.

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Come and Go Viewing

7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Birchwood Funeral Chapel
162 PTH 52 W
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 346-1030

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Blumenort Community Church
59 Centre Ave
Blumenort, Manitoba, Canada