John H. Wieler of MacGregor, MB, formerly of Austin, MB, passed away peacefully at the Portage District General Hospital on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the age of 92 years, 5 months and 17 days.
Dad was born on May 5, 1928, in Rosengart, MB, to Henry & Elizabeth Wieler (nee Nikkel). He was the oldest of 13 children.
He and his siblings grew up in the years when times were hard and money was scarce, but love was abundant.
He met our mother, Tena Giesbrecht, at catechism class in 1949 and they married in Graysville, MB on May 21, 1950 and this union lasted 61 years.
They lived most of their married life in and around the Austin area, and formed many long-lasting relationships there.
They raised nine children and lived in many different homes: three of which he built mostly by himself. Dad worked hard all his life and never shied away from challenges. He used his talents in many different areas: welding, mechanics, farming, woodworking, trucking, manufacturing, owning a grocery store with post office, and buying and selling machinery. Mom and dad enjoyed their road trips together and traveling down south in the winter when they retired. Dad was happiest when he was surrounded by his family.
A few years after mom's passing, Dad again found love and more reason for enjoying life, when he met and married Mary Brown from Wetaskiwin, AB. They travelled west a few times visiting friends and family. Life was good and they were happy.
Dad was a praying man, living his life for Jesus and sharing God's love whenever there was opportunity. He had a passion for missions and working at, as well as providing funds for children to go to Valley View Bible Camp (formerly Carberry Bible Camp).
Dad was predeceased by our mother, Tena (nee Giesbrecht) in 2011, son Wayne in 2009, 2 granddaughters in infancy, one brother Peter in 2020, and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Dad is survived by his wife Mary; children Kathy (Ben Wall), daughter-in-law Carol Wieler, Sally (Steve Driedger), Dennis (Lorraine), David (Roxane), Betty (Merv Fehr), Marlene (Bitz Loewen), Sandra (Dan Sawatzky) & Darrell (fiancé Connie), 24 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and their families: 6 brothers (Henry, Jake, Neil, Tony, Abe & Bill), 5 sisters (Katherine, Elizabeth, Mary, Esther, Edna) and their families: several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and 5 step children, and their families.
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