It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Peter Klassen, our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and loving husband of 62 years to Frieda (Helfinger) Klassen.
Frank passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday November 8, 2013 at Sunnyside Home in Kitchener. He was 85 years old.
Loving father to Irma (Harry) Sawatzky, Linda (Richard) Wagner, Betty (Bill) Neufeld, Maggie (Jeff) Wilson, and Suzanne (Doug) Braam.
Grandfather to Rachel (Angie Dillon) Sawatzky, Matthew (Kristy) Sawatzky, James (Shanan) Sawatzky, Robert (Cassandra) Wagner, Melissa (Chris) Muratis, Joshua Wagner, Allison and Laura Neufeld, Zachary and Victoria Wilson, and Noah, Elijah, Carina, and Silas Braam.
Great grandfather to Kaitlynn Sawatzky, Alexandra, Natasha and Tyler Sawatzky, Chase and Avery Sawatzky, and Emma Muratis.
Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Maria (Dyck) Klassen, his brother Abram, and his sisters Liesel and Susie. Survived by his brothers Willie and Peter. Remembered by the Helfinger family.
Frank was an active member of W-K United Mennonite Church for over 60 years. He was a man who demonstrated faith in God and faithfulness to family.
Frank’s family would like to express our thanks to the Sunnyside Castle Kilbride staff. Your care and kindness will never be forgotten. You made Frank feel like the “King of the Castle”.
The Klassen family will receive friends during visitation at the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 2-4 p.m., and Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at W-K United Mennonite Church, 15 George St., Waterloo, on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Nancy Mann officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service with interment after the reception at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Sunnyside Foundation by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.