Obituary of Abe Kornelsen
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, dad and grandpa. Abe H. Kornelsen went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB. He reached the age of 66. Dad went into the hospital on November 22, 2020. He remained there until his passing.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, Jake and Betty Kornelsen, brother Richard, two daughters Lily and Felina. Dad was born in Chihuahua, Mexico Feb. 27, 1954. They moved to Canada when he was 17. Dad is survived by his wife Marcy (Bartel) of 44 years and their three children: Lucy (Willie); Tony; Joey (Shelby); five grandchildren, Ethan; Quillan; Shoreh; Janaya; Mila. Dad is survived by one brother Frank and one sister Sarah and their families.
Dad was raised in Mexico, and his family moved to Canada when he was 17. It didn’t take long to become a truck driver. He worked at Steinbach Mills for 17 years then switched over to Hart Feeds and was there for around 7 years. Dad met mom in 1975. They were married in Rosenort May 12, 1976. They lived in Steinbach most of their lives. They moved to their country home in 1990. They loved it. Dad loved yard work, loved woodworking, feeding birds and gardening. During the summer dad was rarely inside. When dad was inside, he loved playing games, putting puzzles together, making perogies and noodles. In the last several years, he started sewing. He made over 800 quilt tops.
Dad’s faith in God was very strong, especially in the last several years. He loved reading his Bible. His faith was very important to him.
A come and go viewing will be held Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. Due to Covid restrictions only 5 people may enter at a time and social distancing protocols along with masks are still mandatory. Please remain inside your vehicle until directed.
To join the viewing via livestream please visit the following link between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160834839091201
A public graveside service will take place on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Cemetery, Steinbach, MB., with Covid-19 protocols in place.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Abe
Kornelsen 1954 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Steinbach, Province: Manitoba