Johann Unrau

Johann Unrau

1951 - 2023

Recommend Johann's obituary to your friends
Share Your Memory of

Obituary of Johann Unrau

Johann Unrau of Niverville, Manitoba passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at the age of 72.

John was born August 14, 1951, to Jacob and Maria (Giesbrecht) Unrau in Chaco, Paraguay and emigrated to Canada April 28, 1968.

On June 26, 1971, John married Tina Sawatzky, the mother of his three children, in Niverville, MB.

John is survived by his wife Tina, two sons: Stanley (Carrie), Wesley, one daughter: Nancy (Wesley); four grandchildren: Sebastian, Zoe (Cayden), Leah (Chris), Joshua (Camren) and one great-grandson Daemon.

John will also be remembered by his stepmother, Ann Unrau; five brothers: William (Helen), Henry (Mary), Martin (Margaret), Rudy (Mary) & Edward; five sisters: Hilda (Ed), Martha (Dick), Maria, Edith, Betti (Ric); his sister-in-law Helena, and many nieces and nephews

John was predeceased by his mother, Maria and father, Jacob and six siblings, Andrew, Jake, Erica, Diedrich, as well as a brother and sister at infancy.

John had been employed as truck driver but mostly worked in construction and driving cement truck but was forced to retire in 2017 for health reasons. In his spare time, he was a song leader in church. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, camping at Moose Lake and White Lake with a lot of fishing but mostly standing behind a grill, BBQing for his friends and family.

The memorial service will be held Friday, December 15, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Johann Unrau, please visit Tribute Store

Memorial Service

10:30 am
Friday, December 15, 2023
Birchwood Funeral Chapel
162 PTH 52 W
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 346-1030