1931 - 2019
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; Psalm 103:11-13
Lena Fredrika Visser, beloved wife of Hans, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the age of 88 years. She was surrounded by her devoted husband and her five children. Lena was a loving and gentle wife, mother, grandmother and oma with an unwavering faith in God.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, September 23, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service was held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service was held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.
Lena is survived by her devoted husband Hans as well as their five children Kenneth (Kathleen) Visser of Taber, Marianne (Allen) Westerhoud of Taber, Richard (Margaret) Visser of Taber, Nelly (Gerard) Dupuis of Taber and Louise (Rob) Payne of Taber; nineteen grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren that were so precious to her. She is also survived by nine siblings and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her mother Willemina Wikkerink, father Hendrik Wikkerink, brother Albert Wikkerink and sister Sina Kempe.
Lena was born in Aalten, the Netherlands on February 3, 1931. She immigrated to Canada with her parents Hendrik and Willemina Wikkerink and ten of her siblings in April 1953. Lena met her loving husband Hans and they were married on April 27, 1956. Hans and Lena were employed by the Litchfield family until they purchased their own farm in 1958, which they operated for fifty two years. She was a lifelong member of the Taber Christian Reformed Church. Lena spent thirty years volunteering for Rehoboth Christian Ministries. She loved volunteering at the FFHM mission in Mexico and spending time with their friends at the Sky Valley Resort in California for many winters. As well, she volunteered at the Mission Thrift Store in Lethbridge.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lena’s name may be made directly to the Good Samaritan Society, Linden View, 4700 - 64 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 0C6.