Posted: July 31st, 2019


ISABEL VIOLET KLASSEN (née Derksen) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Manuel Lorent Klassen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Isabel will be remembered by her son Larry Klassen and Sandra Koliasko; sisters Clara (Walter) Willms and Joyce Colley (Don Bernhart); brothers Jim (Rita) Derksen and Jack (Anna) Derksen; and sisters-in-law Nellie (John) Penner and Martha Wall. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Isabel is predeceased by her husband Manuel Lorent Klassen, parents Frank and Margaret Derksen and sister Irene Derksen.

Isabel resided in Coaldale until 2015. She loved making lunches for Larry on weekdays for years, and loved get-togethers with family and friends. Isabel looked forward to visits from Larry and Sandra and getting up and enjoying a beautiful view each morning. She lived at Blackrock Terrace and enjoyed the wonderful friends and staff. Thank you all. Greatest Mom ever, remember that always!

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

In memory of Isabel, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

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