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Manila Wiebe

June 16, 1940 — February 3, 2022

Ottertail, MN

Manila Kay (Johnson) Wiebe, age 81 of Ottertail, MN died Thursday, February 3, 2022, peacefully with her family by her side.

Manila was born June 16, 1940, in Wadena, MN to her parents Charles Lavern “Red” and Ruby Alvina (Persons) Johnson. She attended rural elementary schools. Manila graduated from Henning High School in 1958. She always treasured the time spent with all her classmates. Manila attended teacher training school in Fergus Falls, MN. She taught school in Oscar Township and Richville, MN. Manila worked for the post office in Ottertail for three years.

Manila married the love of her life, Delmar C. Wiebe on July 2, 1960. Together they were foster parents for Otter Tail County for 60 years, extending their love and home to over 150 children.

In addition to foster care, Manila and Delmar ran and operated Wiebe’s Garage for 58 years. Manila took great joy in gardening, and then canning the produce from her garden. There was always a jar of pickles at the ready! Knitting, reading, and spending time with family were things she treasured most.

Preceding Manila in death were her parents Red and Ruby Johnson; her brother Tim Johnson; and her sister Lori Johnson.

Surviving Manila is her husband Delmar; her son David (Teresa) Wiebe of Perham, MN; her daughters Cathi (James) Pellerin of Nederland, TX and Kim McCash of Fergus Falls, MN; her grandchildren Megan Wiebe, Christopher Wiebe, Aaron Pellerin, Ethan Pellerin, and Matthew Thurin; her great-grandchildren Emerson Merkel and Kennedy, Mckinley, and Briar Pellerin; her sister Jane Johnson; and her brother Brad Johnson.

Manila had requested that no funeral service be held at this time. A celebration of her life will be held this summer.

Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175

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