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(June 21, 1925, Wheatley - 1969, Leamington, Ontario)
(November 29, 1947)
(February 7, 1924, Alexanderkrone, Molotschna - August 9, 2011, Leamington, Ontario)




Hilda Kornelsen:
Daughter of
Jacob Kornelsen [Jacob H. Kornelsen] (March 14, 1899 - April 10, 1948), brother of Maria Mietz Kornelsen (May 5, 1900 - April 2, 1991), mother of Heinrich Wilhelm Krause, [Bill] (March 15, 1921 - January 15, 1980)
Henry Dick:
Son of Johann Johann Dueck [John Dick] (November 24, 1893 - January 15, 1986), brother of Margaret (Dück) Mathies (
April 6, 1897 - May 10, 1986), mother of Annie (Mathies) Krause (February 25, 1923 - June 2, 1998)



Wedding: November 29, 1947
Henry Dick and
Hilda Kornelsen (deceased 1969).
Henry, living in Leamington,
is the son of John Dueck,
 brother of Margaret (Dück)  Mathies

1948 - 1953

  • Hilda Kornelsen (June 21, 1925, Wheatley -[1969]), married Heinrich Dick [Henry Dick] (February 7, 1924 - [August 9, 2011]). Their birth children:

  • Janet Louise Dick (September 18, 1948 - ), married John K. Robinson

  • Larry Allen Dick (May 17, 1952 - ), married Mary Sharp

  • Diane Lynn Dick (June 26, 1953 - ), married Daniel E. Morgan

  • Genealogy of Heinrich Kornelsen, 1807-1975, compiled for Ernest J. Klassen by K. Peters, Winnipeg (Winnipeg, December 1, 1975), p. 18.



Henry Dick, John Brown, George Founk, Ernie Barg

  • Astrid Koop, editor, 80 Years Our Country Canada. Mennonite Life in Essex and Kent Counties, Ontario, Canada. 1925-2005, Volume 6 (Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Series, Leamington, Ontario, 2005), p. 31.



Der Bote Obituaries/Death Notices Index: D

1924 - 2008
Indexed by Elmer W. Neufeld

Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan


Given Name
Maiden Name Birth Yr. Death Yr. Address At
Time Of Death
Country ISSUE Page
Dick Hilda Kornelsen 1925 1969 Leamington, ON Can 1969 Apr 08 6




Obituary for Henry Dick

Date of Death: Tuesday August 9th 2011
Place of Death: Leamington District Memorial Hospital

DICK, Henry (87 years)

It is with great sadness that we share in the loss of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Henry Dick, born in Alexanderkrone, Russia on February 7, 1924. Loving husband of Stephanie Dick (Koestler) with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Beloved father of Janet Robinson, Larry (Mary) Dick, Diane (Dan) Morgan, and step-father of Gary (Lynn) Koestler, Dennis (Karen) Koestler, and Rob Koestler. Proud grandfather of Erin (Ryan) Tallon, Carrie (Bryan) Bertoncello, Amy (Jeff) Beamer, Emily (Tim) Blades, Ben (Laura) Morgan, Tanya (Andrew) Scott, Ryan Koestler, Justin (Jenna) Koestler, Greg and Sarah Koestler. Caring great grandfather of Seth, Tom, Griffin, Brennan, Luke and Cole. Survived by loving brothers John (Helen), Bill (Agnes), and Pete (Helen). Predeceased by his parents John and Maria Dick and his late wife Hilda Dick (Kornelson) (1969). Henry lived a long and fulfilling life. Everyone who met him will miss his friendly character and spirit of fun. He loved his wife, family, church, friends, winters in Florida and his beautiful yard. “Trader Hank” was passionate about his business “Dixie Lawn and Cycle” in which he was involved for over 60 years. Visitation at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Henry’s life at the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10 a.m. Rev. Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations to Oak Street United Mennonite Church or The Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the dedicated and caring doctors and nurses of Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Friends may share memories at



I LOVE the Mennonite Church. The Reverend knows the person who died, the Heritage Choir are all people I have known
and they show up for everything, the usher called me by name and I have no idea who he was, and as if by magic a luncheon is served including coffee, tea with cute little homemade raisin breads.

Entering the Church lobby this morning for the funeral, I was greeted by Henry's brother Pete (84) and wife Helen who made it all the way from Texas. She has the cutest southern drawl. Pete's legs are giving out on him but he keeps on grinning.

The service started with Henry's son Larry escorting Henry's wife Stephi in with both families following. Henry was first married to Hilda Kornelson and together had 3 children, Janet, Larry and Dianne. After Hilda died he was a widower for 17 years when he married widow Stephanie Koestler. She had 3 boys. Henry and Stephi celebrated their 25th anniversary in January of this year. Rev. Winter performed the funeral service and the choir sang beautifully.

The current Rev. Winter is a son of the Rev. Winter that I knew years ago. I have sure been gone from there for a long time. The Rev. mentioned that he purchased a Peugeot bicycle from Henry for his son when he starting University. His son is now a Doctor and still has the same bike.

I sat right in front of cousin Aggie (Dick) and Harry Thiessen. Harry is in the Menno Home these days.
I chose to visit instead of going to the cemetery and soon everyone was back for the luncheon. After coffee and dessert they asked people to share their memories of Henry. Here are a few .....

1. Henry started out in sales when he loaded his vehicle with peaches from his Dad's farm and went to Windsor peddling them on the way.

2. One time Henry was on a trip which took him through Kingston, ON, he saw the Penitentiary, and decided to take a look. He parked and followed a guy inside. Unbeknownst to everyone he ended up in with the maximum security prisoners. One of the guards finally spotted him and asked him, "How did you get in here?" Henry said he had just followed someone. They were suspicious of him and took him to the head warden. When they guided Henry into his office, the warden behind the desk said, "Henry, what are you doing here?" Luckily, it happened to be a Setterington man from Leamington that knew him.

3. Whenever Henry sold a lawnmower he would bet the client a quarter that it would start on the first pull. Henry's mowers always started on the first pull and he ended up with 3 red pails full of quarters. He put the pails  in his trunk and went on a vacation to California. Whenever he stopped for gas he always told the guy to get the money out of the trunk.

4. Henry and his brother Peter looked very much alike. Whenever Henry went on vacation he would put his brother Peter in charge of the store without telling anyone. The locals were surprised to learn Henry had left town and no one had noticed.

5. Henry's granddaughter brought up her little son to the microphone and asked him what he remembered about Grampa. The little guy said, "Grampa taught me how to spit watermelon seeds."

6. One fellow told how Henry would pass out O'Henry bars and he has eaten them every since.

7. I went up too ....
- Told them bro. Art wanted me to pass on their condolences to Stephi and the family.
- Peter in Russia had sent an email remembering Henry and his brother John's visit to Russia a while back.
- I related nephew Bob's memories of the store long ago when his dad, brother Bill, bought him a bike there.
Bob decided to ride it all the way back to Ruthven. The foot brakes wouldn't work only to find out the new bike had hand brakes. Bob remembered the big oak and glass display case at the time and 46 years later saw it at the auction when the store closed.

8. Family members expressed their thanks to their Dad for teaching them gratitude. They spent lots of fun times together on trips, camping and boating.

Henry's son Larry thanked the Reverend for being there for their family and everyone else for coming.

On the way home I visited Jake and Marg at the MENNO HOME. They had watched the funeral on their TV at the HOME which is linked to the Church. Although they had seen the funeral they couldn't hear everything so I filled them in. Margaret looked pretty in a pink shirt.

It's been quite a day ... fun actually ... Thanks and Happy Trails Henry! You still owe me a Pepsi ..

Good Night ..... xoxo Louise ♥