Ivan Bennewies, 89, of RR1, Bornholm passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Beloved husband of the late Hazel Bennewies (1963) and Marjorie Bennewies (2005). Dear father of Dale Bennewies (Debby) and Robert Bennewies (Betty). Loving grandfather of Amy Lejcar (Peter), Ashley Kroonen (Jeff), Nathan Bennewies (Shannon), Daryl Bennewies (Kristen), Denny Horan (Joanne), Jeff Horan (Loree) and Krista Glover (Joey). Cherished great grandfather of Abigail and Violet Lejcar, Luke, Clara and Ella Kroonen, Hailey and Logan Bennewies, Taya, Jessie and Kinslee Horan, Jamie and Paislee Glover. Special friend of Vera Ahrens. Dear brother-in-law of Selina Jutzi, Elva Jutzi, Helen Cook, Marjorie Brimblecombe, Lois Spieran and Shirley Jutzi. Also surviving is the Ahrens family and a number of nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents William and Freda Bennewies, grandsons Kristopher Bennewies (1981) and Jamie Horan (1998), sisters Ellen Schellenberger (Alvin) and Vera Pehlke-Lindner (Wilfred/Milton), brothers Lloyd, Roy, Harvey (Gertie) and Fred Bennewies, brothers-in-law Nelson Jutzi, David Jutzi (Freda), Stanley Jutzi, John Jutzi, Allister Cook, Ernie Brimblecombe and Vern Spieran and sister-in-law Grace Brimblecombe (Kerry).
Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brodhagen at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Laura Sauder officiating. A reception will follow at the Brodhagen Community Centre. Spring interment in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made at LockhartFuneralHome.com.