It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother, Eleanor Mae Krieser (Sonnenberg) on Thursday April 11, 2019 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre
Eleanor was born November 11, 1923 in the area of Sunrise, Manitoba in the family farmhouse that her parents, Alf and Grace Sonnenberg moved into when they were first married.
She went to Sunrise School where she was able to complete her grade school education by correspondence with the help of a kind school teacher who often stayed late to help her.
Aside from being a dedicated farm wife and mother to 4 children, Gwen, Allen, Don and Doreen, she worked on the Jacobsen's farm. Once they moved to town, she continued working for the Jacobsen's in the local grocery store. She also worked at Adelard Ledoux's Red and White Store, Boiteau's Bakeshop and as a telephone operator for Elmo Armstrong.
Eleanor was known by her family and friends for her homemade bread and apple pies. She was committed to volunteering for her church, St.Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, as well as an active member of the Ladies Legion, ACW and a board member for People Helping People Support Service to Seniors. In December 1999, she was honoured with Senior of the Month award in McCreary, Mb. She also enjoyed being on the visitation team for Cordial Cart, a local group welcoming new comers to the community. As part of the Heritage Advisory Committee, she would assist with forming calling committees to ensure tasks were completed for the local history book.
Eleanor is survived by her daughter Gwen and son-in-law Morris Boychuk; son Allan; and twins Don and daughter-in-law Wendy Williams Krieser and Doreen and son-in-law Marcel Gamache; plus many grand children, great grand children and great great grand children. She also leaves behind her brother Walter Sonnenberg, and her sister Shirley and husband Harold Martinussen.
She was predeceased by her husband Adam (2005), her parents Alf and Grace Sonnenberg and her nephew Terry Sonnenberg (1978), her sister Evelyn (1934), & her brothers Clarence (1997) and Douglas Sonnenberg (1990).
Funeral Service was held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM from St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, McCreary, MB. Rev. Chris Arthur officiated with the interment following in the McCreary Municipal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Eleanor to St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, McCreary, MB or to Central Plains CancerCare, Portage La Prairie, MB.