Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Wanda was born 98 years ago in Irricana, Alberta, a daughter of the late Burton and Irene (Spitzmesser) Weber.
Loving mother of Anne and her husband Joe Storey, Dorothy Bowman, Ken Toman and his wife Karen and Cliff Toman. Cherished grandmother to 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Wanda is survived by her brother Rod Weber and his wife Doris. Wanda is predeceased by her first husband Willard Toman in 2002 and her second husband Kurt Kaethler in 2005, her daughter in law Marlene Toman and son in law Paul Bowman, her 4 brothers and 3 sisters and her step son Ernie Kaethler.
Wanda was the oldest member of Breslau Mennonite Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading. Wanda was always intrigued with a good discussion on current events and theology. In her later years at Nithview, Wanda enjoyed a good game of Crokinole and Scrabble. Wanda and Willard farmed first near Breslau, where the children were born, then in the Hanover area for 30 years. After retiring from farming, they moved to Chesley, then to Fairview Mennonite home in Cambridge. Wanda lived her last 13 years in Nithview Community in New Hamburg.
Relatives and friends are invited to Breslau Mennonite Church, 226 Woolwich Street South, Breslau, on Monday, June 24, 2019 for memorial visitation from 1 – 3 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at the church at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Eleanor Epp-Stobe officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery following the service.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be greatly appreciated (Cheques Accepted).
Condolence from David and Susie Shantz firstname.lastname@example.org sent on June 26, 2019
Greetings Rod and Doris,
We read in the KW Record that your sister Wanda has died. She was 98 years old and lived a full and meaningful life. We share our condolences with you. She has entered into her rest. As you come together and graciously celebrate her life we pray that the memories you will share may be an encouragement to all who attend.
David and Susie Shantz
Condolence from Connie & Charlotte- daughters of Annie Roth sent on June 25, 2019
We have fond memories of Wanda from when she was at the same lunch room table w/our parents Elmer & Annie Roth
They were the same age and enjoyed each other’s company
I was impressed w/her as she shared stories of growing up on the prairies
Our condolences to her family.
Charlotte & Connie
Condolence from Herman and Rose Tiessen sent on June 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May god be with you at this time.
Condolence from Linda Kress & Jim Paul sent on June 23, 2019
Sending our sincere sympathy in the passing of your mom. Your family was blessed for many years with her love. May warm memories of happy family days be with you for the rest of your lives. Thinking of you all at this time, Linda Kress & Jim Paul