Martin Arnold Abstreiter passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018 in Neepawa, Manitoba with his wife, all his children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren by his side at the age of 84.
Martin was born on November 11, 1933 in Langenberg, SK to Andreas & Hertha Abstreiter. He moved to Birnie - Molsworth area at the age of 4 where he was raised and went to school. As a young man he worked on the railroad around Lynn Lake and then at Steep Rock Mine near Atikokan, Ontario. At the age of 20, he joined The Canadian Army where he stayed for three years. He came back to the farm and married Janice Fisk at the age of 25. He spent most of his life with pride on his farm near Glenella, Manitoba.
He is predeceased by his father Andreas, his mother Hertha, his brother Mervyn, brother in laws Walter Potrebka, Andres Desrocher, and Leonard Grudeski, and his son-in-law Elmo Baloun.
He is survived by his wife Janice, sons Darryl (Tara), Lenard (Diane) daughter Loreen McDonald (Randy), sons Donald (Yvonne), Michael (Willadine), Dennis (Lisa), brother Reginald (Helen), sisters Elfrieda (Donald) Jeffrey, Ellen Grudeski, Vernita Potrebka, brother-in-laws Conrad Fisk, Donald Fisk, Gerald Fisk, sister-in-laws Gwen Jensen (Ivar), Patricia Desrocher, Joan Ruck, 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Canadian Cancer Society
193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B7,
Neepawa District Palliative Care Service
Box 1240, Neepawa, Manitoba R0J 1H0,