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Johanna C. Wiebe


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Johanna C. Wiebe Obituary
August 29, 1929 - February 5, 2017 Johanna Conradson Wiebe, age 87, passed away on February 5, 2017 at home in Pasadena, CA due to kidney failure. Born August 29, 1929 in San Francisco to Harry Elmer Conradson and Rose Rachel Milestein. She had one older half sister Beatrice Wood. Johanna's parents divorced when she was three years old. Johanna and her mother moved many times in her young life: Colorado, Kansas City, Galveston and Vallejo. She attended 18 different schools before graduating from high school. Both Johanna and her mother were devoted to service in the Salvation Army. It was there she met her husband Herbert Wiebe. They married June 1, 1951. Together, they raised five children who all grew to be happy and healthy. When all the children were in school, Johanna went back to school and graduated with a Master's degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena and became a Therapist. Johanna and Herb divorced after 30 years of marriage and remained dear friends to her death. Johanna was unstoppable. She traveled to so many different countries. She filled up many passports. She made friends easily and loved them all. She was non-judgemental and accepting of everyone. Johanna grew up Jewish and found a Christian Church which she loved and which embraced all faiths like Johanna did. She was very successful and enjoyed her work. She was a social case worker at Ingleside Mental Hospital in Rosemead, Counselor at Glenbrook Hospital in Azusa, Instructor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Psychotherapist at Psychiatric Association Medical Group in Covina, Group Therapist in Renaissance Addition/AIDS Program, Assessment Counselor at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, a Private Practice Therapist in Pasadena and President for many years of the San Gabriel Valley/Pomona Valley Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Even in retirement, she volunteered her talents through All Saints Episcopal Church Pasadena. Johanna is survived by her five children, their spouses, eleven grandchildren, three with spouses and one great-grandchild. Charlene and Alan Heit, John and Birgitta Wiebe, James Wiebe, Deanna Wiebe, Suzanne and Vince Bindi, Jessica and Eric Jackson-Scott, Brian Heit, Mark and Amy Wiebe, Grace Katherine Wiebe, Kimberly, Robert and Rose Fiffer, Joseph Wiebe, Julia Cross, Natalie Gould, Kristina, Vanessa and Melissa Bindi. Her grandchild Elliott Wiebe Cross died of cancer at age 16 months. Services for family and friends to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, call for further information 831-359-3091.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 14 to Feb. 19, 2017
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