Elsie Penner (nee Funk)
June 05, 1942 – December 19, 2018
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Elsie Penner (nee Funk) of Steinbach MB, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in her home on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Elsie married Wayne Penner June 5, 1965, at the age of 23. She became a farmer’s wife at their first residence, homestead, in New Bothwell MB. They farmed there for many years and their family grew to include four children. They sold the farm and moved to Steinbach approximately 8 years ago.
She is survived by her children, Bev (Irwin) Loeppky, Ron, Marvin (Leesa) and Murray. She is also leaves to mourn seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her father David on February 11, 1965 and her mother, Mary, on March 6, 2017.
Elsie loved spending time at the MCC, picking up bargains and treasures. She would bring them home, only to add her own spin, whether it be ruffles, lace or bling. Elsie was passionate and creative, a woman of many layers.
She loved baking, and bringing her goodies to Loeppky Auto, every Wednesday, feeding “her boys”! This filled her love tank. She had a passion for summer and all that that involved. She was an avid gardener. She loved bragging about her thick green grass! She loved her fertilizer!!
Elsie loved her family, often expressing concerns as only a mother would.
In her last months, there was lots of “pillow talk”! We talked about simply trusting Jesus to take care of the things we would commit to Him. These times included lifting her hands to God, calling each person by name, and trusting them to His care.
Elsie left this earth, in such a place of peace, declaring multiple times, “Jesus, come get me!”
We love you – wife, mom, gramma and sister!!
The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. A private burial will take place at Heritage Cemetery, Steinbach, MB at a later date.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Elsie Penner nee Funk June 05 1942 December 19 2018..