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Klassen, Aganetha Reimer Frey (1881-1962)

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''Mennonite Weekly Review'' obituary: 1962 Nov 22 p. 5
 
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• Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Goessel Mennonite Church for Mrs. J. J. Klassen, 81, who died Tuesday evening at the Bethesda Home after a long illness. Rev. Levi Koehn, the pastor, officiated. Mrs. Klassen was the former Agnes [''sic'' Aganetha] Reimer and a native of McPherson County. Her first husband, Peter Frey died in 1933. In 1950 she was married to J. J. Klassen, who died in 1954. She spent her entire life in the Newton and Goessel communities except for about a year's residence in Idaho. Surviving are three sons, Art P. and Armand Frey of Newton, and John Frey of Route 2; six daughters, Mrs. David Buller, Mrs. Harlow Schmidt, and Mrs. Arnold Schmidt, all of rural Newton, Mrs. Frank Toews and Mrs. Richmond Schroeder, both of Newton, and Mrs. Henry Esau of Turlock, Calif.; one brother, Henry J. Reimer of Goessel; one sister, Mrs. P. P. Quiring of Goessel; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
 
• Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Goessel Mennonite Church for Mrs. J. J. Klassen, 81, who died Tuesday evening at the Bethesda Home after a long illness. Rev. Levi Koehn, the pastor, officiated. Mrs. Klassen was the former Agnes [''sic'' Aganetha] Reimer and a native of McPherson County. Her first husband, Peter Frey died in 1933. In 1950 she was married to J. J. Klassen, who died in 1954. She spent her entire life in the Newton and Goessel communities except for about a year's residence in Idaho. Surviving are three sons, Art P. and Armand Frey of Newton, and John Frey of Route 2; six daughters, Mrs. David Buller, Mrs. Harlow Schmidt, and Mrs. Arnold Schmidt, all of rural Newton, Mrs. Frank Toews and Mrs. Richmond Schroeder, both of Newton, and Mrs. Henry Esau of Turlock, Calif.; one brother, Henry J. Reimer of Goessel; one sister, Mrs. P. P. Quiring of Goessel; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
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''Mennonite Weekly Review'' obituary: 1963 Feb 21 p. 8
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<center><h3>MRS. AGNETHA FREY KLASSEN </h3></center>
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Our dear mother, Mrs. Agnetha (Reimer) Frey Klassen, daughter of Johann and Agnetha (Boese) Reimer, was born on July 21, 1881 in McPherson County, Kansas. When she was 12 years of age her father passed away and she was unable to complete her schooling because of responsibilities in the home. However, she furthered her education by much reading and diligent study of the Bible. Mission work was near and dear to her heart, and she gave sacrificially for this cause.
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She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, was baptized upon confession of her faith on May 21, 1899 by Elder Peter Balzer and became a member of the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.
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On April 24, 1902, she was united in holy matrimony with our father, Peter Frey. To this union were born seven daughters and four sons, of whom one son and one daughter died in infancy. After her marriage mother transferred her membership to the Tabor Church. She was active in the mission society, was a Sunday school teacher for many years and especially enjoyed the work with the younger children. She enjoyed doing things for others and showed great hospitality to friends and neighbors.
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After 31 years of sharing joys and sorrows, father passed away in July 1933. She filled the lonely years that followed in service for others, caring for the aged and sick, always maintaining a cheerful disposition. After taking up residence in Goessel, she transferred her membership to the Goessel Mennonite Church.
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In October 1950 she was married to Jacob J. Klassen, with whom she shared three and one-half happy years. He preceded her in death in March 1954.
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On Dec. 11, 1959 mother suffered several heart attacks which left her in a weakened condition. After 11 weeks of hospitalization, she returned to her home where she received loving care from Elma Voth and later Mrs. John Klassen. She entered the Bethesda Home in Goessel in March 1962 where she peacefully passed away on Nov. 20, 1962. She reached the age of 81 years, three months, and 16 days.
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She was also preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Elma Woelk Frey, one grandchild, Sheldon Frey; one great grandchild, Magen Diana Unruh; two sisters and three brothers.
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Remaining to miss her, but rejoicing in her entrance into glory, are her children, Art and Emma Frey, Mathilda and Dave Buller, Armond [''sic'' Armand] and Hulda Frey, Marletta and Frank Toews, John and Mae Frey, Theresa and Harlow Schmidt, Dorothy and Arnold Schmidt, all of Newton, Ruth and Henry Esau of Turlock, Calif., Martha and Richmond Schroeder of Newton; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother Henry J. Reimer; one sister, Mrs. Anna Quiring; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; three step-children; 12 step-grandchildren, and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
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The memorial service was held at the Goessel Mennonite Church on Nov. 23, 1962, with Rev. Levi Koehn and Rev. P. A. Wedel officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
   
   
''Mennonite Weekly Review'' obituary: 1963 Feb 21 p. 8 <br>
 
 
''The Mennonite'' obituary: 1963 Jan 8 p. 27
 
''The Mennonite'' obituary: 1963 Jan 8 p. 27
   

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Nov 22 p. 5

Birth date: 1881 Jul 21

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• Word has been received that Mrs. J. J. (Agnes)[sic Aganetha] Klassen, 81, died Tuesday at the Bethesda Home in Goessel. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Goessel Mennonite Church. Mrs. Klassen was the mother of Art P. Frey, Mrs. Frank Toews, and Mrs. Richmond Schroeder, all of Newton.


Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1962 Nov 29 p. 5

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• Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Goessel Mennonite Church for Mrs. J. J. Klassen, 81, who died Tuesday evening at the Bethesda Home after a long illness. Rev. Levi Koehn, the pastor, officiated. Mrs. Klassen was the former Agnes [sic Aganetha] Reimer and a native of McPherson County. Her first husband, Peter Frey died in 1933. In 1950 she was married to J. J. Klassen, who died in 1954. She spent her entire life in the Newton and Goessel communities except for about a year's residence in Idaho. Surviving are three sons, Art P. and Armand Frey of Newton, and John Frey of Route 2; six daughters, Mrs. David Buller, Mrs. Harlow Schmidt, and Mrs. Arnold Schmidt, all of rural Newton, Mrs. Frank Toews and Mrs. Richmond Schroeder, both of Newton, and Mrs. Henry Esau of Turlock, Calif.; one brother, Henry J. Reimer of Goessel; one sister, Mrs. P. P. Quiring of Goessel; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.


Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1963 Feb 21 p. 8

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MRS. AGNETHA FREY KLASSEN

Our dear mother, Mrs. Agnetha (Reimer) Frey Klassen, daughter of Johann and Agnetha (Boese) Reimer, was born on July 21, 1881 in McPherson County, Kansas. When she was 12 years of age her father passed away and she was unable to complete her schooling because of responsibilities in the home. However, she furthered her education by much reading and diligent study of the Bible. Mission work was near and dear to her heart, and she gave sacrificially for this cause.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, was baptized upon confession of her faith on May 21, 1899 by Elder Peter Balzer and became a member of the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.

On April 24, 1902, she was united in holy matrimony with our father, Peter Frey. To this union were born seven daughters and four sons, of whom one son and one daughter died in infancy. After her marriage mother transferred her membership to the Tabor Church. She was active in the mission society, was a Sunday school teacher for many years and especially enjoyed the work with the younger children. She enjoyed doing things for others and showed great hospitality to friends and neighbors.

After 31 years of sharing joys and sorrows, father passed away in July 1933. She filled the lonely years that followed in service for others, caring for the aged and sick, always maintaining a cheerful disposition. After taking up residence in Goessel, she transferred her membership to the Goessel Mennonite Church.

In October 1950 she was married to Jacob J. Klassen, with whom she shared three and one-half happy years. He preceded her in death in March 1954.

On Dec. 11, 1959 mother suffered several heart attacks which left her in a weakened condition. After 11 weeks of hospitalization, she returned to her home where she received loving care from Elma Voth and later Mrs. John Klassen. She entered the Bethesda Home in Goessel in March 1962 where she peacefully passed away on Nov. 20, 1962. She reached the age of 81 years, three months, and 16 days.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Elma Woelk Frey, one grandchild, Sheldon Frey; one great grandchild, Magen Diana Unruh; two sisters and three brothers.

Remaining to miss her, but rejoicing in her entrance into glory, are her children, Art and Emma Frey, Mathilda and Dave Buller, Armond [sic Armand] and Hulda Frey, Marletta and Frank Toews, John and Mae Frey, Theresa and Harlow Schmidt, Dorothy and Arnold Schmidt, all of Newton, Ruth and Henry Esau of Turlock, Calif., Martha and Richmond Schroeder of Newton; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother Henry J. Reimer; one sister, Mrs. Anna Quiring; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; three step-children; 12 step-grandchildren, and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

The memorial service was held at the Goessel Mennonite Church on Nov. 23, 1962, with Rev. Levi Koehn and Rev. P. A. Wedel officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery.


The Mennonite obituary: 1963 Jan 8 p. 27

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