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Dietrich Krause

January 13, 1929 - September 6, 2020

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Dietrich was born in Nieder-Chortitza, Ukraine, the 3rd of 4 sons to Henry and Anna (Redekop) Krause, where they lived under the rule of Stalin till October 1943.  He learned confidence and resourcefulness at a very early age, which served  him well throughout his life.  The family moved west with the retreat of the German occupation under very trying circumstances and at the end of the war were considered refugees in Europe.   In order to immigrate, the family had to separate so in 1948 Dietrich and his two elder brothers, Jake and Henry, travelled to Canada while his parents and youngest brother, Peter, went to Paraguay for four years before they were reunited.  In 1951 Dietrich met Margaret Rempel in Vancouver and was immediately smitten.  They married on Sept. 14, 1952.  A large family ensued and during those growing years Dietrich worked very hard, double shifts whenever possible, to support his family.  He became a successful building contractor in Vancouver and remained involved in his business till the end of his life.  Dietrich and Margaret were founding and active members of Sherbrooke Mennonite Church  until they moved to Abbotsford in 2019.  Dietrich had a deep love of God, always reminding us how blessed we were,  and a deep love for his family.  He purchased a summer home in Oroville that all enjoyed for the past 25 years,  leaving us with so many precious memories. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated in his life to the end, and will sadly miss him.  Dietrich Krause is survived by his loving wife, Margaret (nee Rempel), son Erich (Gerda), daughters Elsie (David Toews) and Laurie (Willie Toews), sons Victor (Yvette)and  Walter (Shauna), daughter Anita (Thomas Wiebe), and son Steven (Kristine), 18 grandchildren and   spouses, 15 great-grandchildren, and his eldest brother, Jake.  Graveside service will be held Monday September 14. Regrettably, due to Covid, attendance is by invitation, however the service will be livestreamed at https://www.funeralstreams.ca/watchservice

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Betty Anne Younker
Relation: Colleague

Dear Anita, Tom and families; On behalf of the Don Wright Faculty of Music, I send condolences during your time of sorrow. We hope that the memories and reflections will bring you joy and comfort as you make the transition of a life without your father. Our thoughts are with you- Betty Anne (Younker), Dean, DWFOM.

From: Fred Rehan
Relation: a fellow traveler

My deepest condolences to the family.

I remember Dick as hard working with the ablility to find creative solutions to problems. Then as his succeses grew so did his generosity. He was a humble servant, helping others was what he did.

From: Rosemarie and Fred Kurschat
Relation: Dear friend

Dear Margret. We are deeply sorry for your loss of dear Dietrich. Our prayers are with you and your family. We will miss him too. Rosie and Fred Kurschat

Service Schedule

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
September 14, 2020
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
Maclure Road Cemetery
33965 Maclure Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

Regrettably, due to Covid, attendance is by invitation, however the service will be livestreamed at https://www.funeralstreams.ca/watchservice

33965 Maclure Road
Abbotsford, BC Canada

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
September 14, 2020
Beginning at 11:00am

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