Ottilie KRAMPITZ (nee Klebe)

Ottilie Krampitz (nee Klebe) late of Heritage Village and Broadway St., Chilliwack, passed away peacefully January 10, 2004 in her 95th year.

Our Mother had serious health challenges in her later years and spent 10 years at Heritage Village. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff for their constant loving care to her. She was born October 20, 1909 in Adolin, Nowagrad-Wolinks, Russia. In 1929 she came to Canada from Russia with her family. Ottilie and Samuel Krampitz were married in Winnipeg in 1929 and lived in Empress, Alta. until 1934 when they moved to Bloomsbury.

They moved to Chilliwack in 1946 and owned a dairy farm until their retirement in 1960. She was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church and was active until her illness. She worked hard on the farm alongside her husband Samuel. Mother enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and entertaining their friends with her excellent cooking. She was a very committed Christian and passed her values on to her family.

A graveside service will be held on January 16, 2004 at the Oddfellows Cemetery with procession leaving Henderson’s Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m. A memorial service to follow at the Evangelical Missionary Church at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Glenn Fretz officiating.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan and Anne of Hamilton, Ont., and Arthur and Esther of Chilliwack; daughter Rita Martin of Chilliwack; daughters and sons-in-law Frieda and Wilbert Diewert of Chilliwack, and Agnes and Brian Olson of Delta; and daughter-in-law Jackie Krampitz of Kamloops. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister; and two brothers.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Samuel; daughter-in-law Fern Krampitz; son-in-law David Martin; and son Robert. She was also predeceased by one brother; and three sisters.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Chilliwack Evangelical Mission Church Memorial Fund, or Charis Camp.

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