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Memorable Manitobans: John Klassen (1928-2007)

Businessman.

Born at Manitou on 18 October 1928, son of John J. Klassen and Agatha ?, his family moved to Winnipeg when he was a child. In his business career, he spent many years with Monarch Industries, a business started by his father. He served as Chairman of the First Mennonite Church council and the Winnipeg Centennial Celebrations Committee. in recognition of his community service, he received a 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992) and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at Winnipeg on 15 July 2007.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2022

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