Paul Klassen December 6, 1924 – January 1, 2012. On a cold morning December 6, 1924, Paul was born to John K and Maria Klassen on the family farm at Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. He was the eighth child and fourth son in a family of ten children. When Paul was eight years old, his father died. Five years later his mother was married to John Gunther increasing the family size from ten to nineteen children some of whom were adults no longer living at home. On Sunday, September 19, at age 21, Paul married Mary Gunther, one month after he accepted the Lord into his life.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Mary, his parents, stepfather, siblings Tina Peters, Eva Friesen, Annie Busch, Herman Klassen, John Klassen, a number of in-laws, and daughter-in-law Sharon Klassen. He will always be remembered by his children Carol (Burt) Thiessen, Vernon (Andrea) Klassen, Harvey (Lisa) Klassen, Marlene (Dana) Braun, and Earl Klassen, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Tabor Court, Tabor Home, and Dr. Ken Dueck for their care, understanding, and patience in assisting our dad. Your efforts will not be forgotten. A Viewing will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 7-9:30 p,m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Messages of condolence and to read Paul’s life story, please visit:
Woodlawn Funeral Home (604) 853-2643