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Peter Klassen

Sunday, April 11, 2021
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Funeral services for Peter Klassen of Seminole were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday April 9, 2021 at the Gospel Mission Church with Rev. Bill Wiebe and Peter Thiessen officiating, under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.

Peter Friesen Klassen was born on July 20, 1976 in Riva Palacio Chihuahua, Mexico and passed away on April 5, 2021 at 7:31 p.m. in Seminole. He lived to be 44 years, 8 months and 15 days. His parents were Martin and Sara Klassen.

Peter lived in Mexico in his early childhood and made his way to Seminole, where he met his beautiful wife and they began a new chapter of their lives. He was baptized at the Reinlaender Mennonite church on June 4, 1995 by Heinrich Reimer. He married Helena Penner on July 2, 1995. This marriage union gave them 25 years 9 months and 3 days. This marriage also gave them one son and one daughter. Both grew up and live here in Seminole.

In his early years, Peter worked on the farm and moved into the construction industry in his early 20’s. He had an ambitious dream of owning a widely successful construction company. He started his business, PK Construction, with his wife, Helena, and they worked tirelessly together for many years, rain or shine they always showed up to get the job done. Peter and Helena would often bring their daughter Annie with them to the job sites. Annie grew up learning everything about the company, from installing with her mom or dad, to working as the secretary. Peter was incredibly proud to have her working beside him. He always had big goals and high expectations of his company. His dreams always kept him motivated and driven. Peter loved his employees, he always took the time to get to know everyone on a personal basis.

He had a story he used to tell often about how he first started his business. He and his wife would load up a sample window and drive to Lamesa to any open lot and wait for someone to stop so they could show them what they did.

Peter was an extraordinary man, he never met a stranger in his life, he was genuinely a happy man. His humor shined through under any circumstance of conversation. He was a very dependable, reliable, and a loyal man. He was always willing to help a friend in need, and never expected anything in return. He was so humble and didn’t care what he or anyone else had. As long as they were willing to listen, he would talk to anyone. He had a personality so huge it could only be summed up by one word “extraordinary.”

Peter never cared too much about going to church but he had a strong one on one relationship with God. He would talk about the good Lord often. In recent months he would talk about his peace with God and the assurance of his salvation.

Peter was a music man. He was very passionate about all kinds of music, from Spanish to classic country. He enjoyed playing the drums. He would play with his friends at fundraisers and at church. Playing the drums was a passion he shared with his son Corey. They spent countless nights outside in the shop working on light shows and playing songs. He always talked and dreamed about Corey further pursuing his skill set with his drums.

Peter loved going to concerts, whether it was to watch a show by one of his favorite artists, being a part of the band or the production. He was always looking forward to the next vacation. His favorite was to go on cruises with his friends and family. His favorite destination was Jamaica and he had the privilege of going multiple times.

Last but not least, his ultimate dream and passion was to fly and own his very own plane. He went flying every chance he got, and when the weather permitted. He died doing what he loved the most...flying, and he will continue to fly high with the angels in heaven.

He is preceded in death by his father Martin Klassen (June 7, 2016).

Peter is survived by his wife Helena of Seminole, a son Corey Klassen of Seminole, a daughter Annie Klassen of Seminole, mother Sara Friesen of Seminole, two brothers Martin and Jacob Klassen also of Seminole, three sisters Elizabeth Wieler, Aganetha Fehr, and Sara Froese along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

We would have loved to have Peter around longer, but he is now at peace and relieved of the darkness of the world.

Peter, we are going to miss your jokes, your smile, your stories, and your personality. Thank you for everything you have given us and left us here below. We are going to continue your legacy and make you proud. We love you and can’t wait to see you again soon.

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