Katie Mary Martens nee Klassen - May 9, 2016 at Elm Creek MB Church

Katie Mary Martens nee Klassen Katie Mary Martens passed away on May 4, 2016 at the Boyne Lodge in Carman, Manitoba. She was born on March 1, 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Kornelius and Kathie Klassen nee Adrian. Katie grew up in Wingham, Manitoba where she attended the Wingham School. She received Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour at the age of 5 and was baptized upon her confession of faith at the age of 13. Upon completing Grade 11; Katie moved to Winnipeg where she trained and graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the St. Boniface Hospital in March 1963. Later on she worked as a Health Care Attendant for 15 years in the Elm Creek area beginning in 1988. Katie was married to Jake Martens on April 23, 1965. They shared almost 44 years of love and partnership. Together they owned a small hog farm, gardened and raised 3 children. Katie is survived by her children Cherie (Garry) Schellenberg, Randall (Deb) Martens and Steven Martens as well as grandchildren Christopher (Brianne) Martens, Cameron Martens, Aila (Josh) Kellert, Nicholas Schellenberg, Caitlin Martens, David Schellenberg, Rebekah Martens, Veda Martens and Milla Martens as well as her siblings Betty Peters nee Klassen, Harry (Carole) Klassen, Emily Klassen and Lois Wiebe nee Klassen. She is also survived by her honoured in-laws, Stella (George) Wiebe, Katie (Hank) Visch, Henry (Anne) Martens, Agnes Martens and Walter and Margaret Dyck as well as numerous treasured nieces and nephews. Katie was preceeded in death by her beloved husband Jake Martens in 2008, her parents Kornelius and Kathie Klassen nee Adrian and precious brothers and sister-in-laws. The family wishes to thank the entire staff of the Boyne Lodge for their compassionate and unrelenting service. It will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers; the family has requested that memorial donations be given to the Winkler Bible Camp.