February 14, 1932 – September 3, 2019
Fun, caring, selfless, compassionate, gentle and with a heart as big as the whole outdoors. Nettie (Nikkel) Warkentin, of Barrhead, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Barrhead Hospital. She was born February 14, 1932 in Grunthal, Manitoba to Justina and Peter Nikkel. She married Henry Warkentin on August 20, 1961 and is survived by him. Also surviving are her children: Jake (Val) Warkentin, grandchildren: Jonathan (Briana), Shannia, Michael, Amanda, Caden, and Charis; Ruth (Bob) Klepel, grandchildren: Christopher (Emma, great granddaughter Elizabeth), Rochelle, Joshua, Benjamin, Michaela, Matthew, Kirstin and Amy; Ken (Chrissy) Warkentin, grandchildren: Lianna, Jesse, Levi, Katie and Luke; and Carol (Kevin) Ratzlaff, grandchildren: Jeremy (Sarah), Travis, Melissa, Andrew, Stephanie and Curtis. She is also survived by her brother, Jake (Tina) Nikkel, and many nieces and nephews.
Nettie committed her life to Jesus early, so most of her life was about serving her master. She graduated from Normal School teachers college and taught school until her first son was born. She then poured her life into serving and raising her family. In 1979 her husband, Henry, became the founding director of Christian Enrichment Family Camp at Rock Lake, Manitoba. She stepped up to the plate, hosted guests and handled registration. This launched them into full-time ministry, as with Henry‘s counselling ministry she hosted people day and night. In 1987 they moved to Living Faith Bible College near Caroline, Alberta, where Henry took on a teaching position and continued his counselling ministry, and Nettie continued her hosting. Opening her heart and home, she always served with a heart of love and compassion. In 2015, Nettie and Henry moved in with their oldest son near Barrhead, Alberta. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday September 9, 2019 from Bethel Pentecostal Church, Barrhead Alberta with Pastor Bob Jones officiating.
- Memorial Service Monday, September 9, 2019
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Michelle (Avery) Ikeda
September 6, 2019
Sending my deepest condolences as you mourn the loss of your dear Mom. So thankful for all the wonderful memories of growing up around your family. Your Mom always had a smile on her face and always made me feel welcome. May all your treasured memories help you through this time.
Audrey & Mike Thomas
September 6, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your family matriarch. Cherish the memories. God be with you as you work through your grief.
Mike, Audrey, Tyler & Jennifer Thomas