Irene Klassen

A moment from yesterday

June 28, 2016 | Viewpoints | Volume 20 Issue 14
Alice Unrau |
Photo by John Klassen, Mennonite Archives of Alberta

Irene Klassen is pictured touring a sawmill at LaCrete, Alta., in September 2003, when the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta meeting was held in the northern Alberta town. The trip was almost a thousand kilometres, so it took a long day to get there. Participants were provided with a tour of the LaCrete Mennonite Heritage Village, the Heimstaed Lodge for seniors, and the sawmill. Klassen was a long-term volunteer for the historical society for many years; it would not have survived had it not been for her determination. She is still contributing by donating her collection of photos to be posted on the Mennonite Archival Image Database.

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Photo by John Klassen, Mennonite Archives of Alberta

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