Alvina Katherine Klassen (nee Neufeld), 96, of Warman, Saskatchewan, was born on February 28, 1927, to John and Maria (nee Penner) Neufeld. She was the second child and oldest daughter in a family of 11 siblings. On July 15, 1949, she married her soulmate Aaron Klassen, with whom she had six children: Donald, Eugene, Joan, Verna, Brian, and Leona.

Throughout her life, Alvina dedicated herself to serving others, living as a devout prayer warrior. After her husband’s passing in 1986, her compassion for widows grew, and she became a caregiver for several senior women. She also engaged in various ministries, often behind the scenes, such as preparing treats for children’s clubs, serving on different boards and committees, and diligently washing dishes. Alvina’s unwavering faith was also evident in her commitment to providing prayer support for her family, missionaries, seniors, children, youth, and others. She fervently prayed for countless individuals, many of whom were unaware of her intercessions.

Alvina found solace and joy in reading, particularly Christian romance novels that emphasized the plan of salvation. As her physical abilities declined in later years, she took great pleasure in indulging in her favorite pastime. She also enjoyed watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, CFL football, and curling. However, her health began to deteriorate in recent years, prompting her to move from her long-time home of 60 years to various care facilities, including the Warman Retirement Care residence, Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon, and finally, the Warman Mennonite Special Care Home. Her family is grateful for the care she received throughout her journey and greatly appreciates the support they received during her final days.

Surrounded by the love of her family, near and far, Alvina peacefully moved to her heavenly mansion on July 22, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband Aaron, son Don, great-granddaughter Shelby, her parents, and all but one sibling. She will be dearly missed and forever cherished by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews from both the Neufeld and Klassen families.

A celebration of Alvina’s life will take place on Monday, July 31, 2023, beginning with the Committal Service at the Warman Cemetery. This will be followed by a Memorial Service at the Martens Warman Funeral Home, and a fellowship time will conclude the proceedings. For those unable to attend in person, a live stream of the events will be available through the funeral home’s website: https://martenswarman.ca/.

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