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Loewen, John E. (1896-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Jun 9 p. 8

Birth date: 1896 Mar 15

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John E. Loewen was born to Henry and Margaretha (Friesen) Loewen on March 15, 1896 at Jansen, Neb. He departed this life at his home at Meade, Kan. on April 6, 1966 at the age of 0 years and 22 days.

He moved to Meade in August of 1907. He received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and was baptized upon confession of his faith on June 27, 1915 and accepted into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church. He joined the Emmanuel Mennonite Church on April 27, 1944 in which he remained a member until the day of his departure.

He was united in marriage to Anna C. Friesen on Mary 30, 1923. Together they shared joys and sorrows for 42 years, 10 months, and six days. To this union were born four children.

Father's entire life was spent on the farm or intimately connected with farm life. He did his work carefully and faithfully, depending upon the Lord for the blessing. He was active in the church, serving as a song leader for ten years and was later as a Sunday school teacher for a number of years.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Anna; his children, Menno and wife Elsie of Meade, Kan., Martha and husband Dan Reimer of Meade, David of the home, and Lydia and husband Robert Gillett of Colume [sic Colome], S. D.; 13 grandchildren; six brothers, Pete E., Jake E., Henry E., Abe E., Isaac W. and Will W., all of Meade; two sisters, Maria (Mrs. John F. Isaac) and Agnes (Mrs. P. J. Friesen), both of Dinuba, Calif. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Just prior to his home-going he and his wife Anna had traveled to Omaha, Neb. for medical help for her, and on to Colome, S. D. to see their daughter Lydia and family. While there he expressed his joy in the Lord as Saviour and Keeper, and stated his feeling of the need for a closer and more intimate walk with his Saviour. The returned home the evening of April 5 after a blessed trip, and the following morning, due to heart failure, he quietly departed to be with his Saviour for all eternity.

We sorrow, but not as those who have no hope (I Thess. 4:13). — The Family.

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