He was born January 10, 1944 at his home near Morden, Man., the 11th child of Peter and Susanna Kasdorf. It was in this large family setting that he learned to struggle and survive and thus he was able to fight courageously the brain cancer that raged within him for eight and a half years and finally overtook him. He had been employed by Inland Cement for 25 years.
Corny was a very gentle husband and father, always thoughtful, He loved his Lord and was peaceful throughout his illness and death, assured that God was sovereign and in control of his time on earth.
Corny leaves to cherish his memory his loving with Sharon nee Schroeder), one daughter Tonia; one son Arlen; his mother Susanna Kasdorf of Niverville; six brothers and nine sisters, John and Elizabeth Kasdorf, John and Helen Koslowsky, Henry and Mary Kasdorf, Jake and Judy Kasdorf, Peter and Frieda Loeppky, Abe and Rosalind Kasdorf, John and Linda Loeppky, all of Niverville. Corny and Ann Neufeld, Rudy and Susan Martens, of Steinbach, John and Jessie Martens, Frank and Darlene Kasdorf of Winnipeg, Pete and Adina Kasdorf, Edward and Mary Loeppky of British Columbia, Betty Kasdorf of Bangladesh and Hilda Kasdorf of Florida. His also survived by his mother-in-law Katherine Bergen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ed and Joyce Letkeman of Calgary, Elaine Cobbett of Winnipeg, Leola Schroeder of Denver, Colo., Mabel Bowman and Lydia Schroeder of Drake, Saskatchewan, John Doerksen and Henry and Jennie Unrau of Abbotsford, B.C. He was predeceased by his father Peter J. Kasdorf in 1979 as well as one nephew Jeff Kasdorf in 1986.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. from the Winnipeg Evangelical Freee Church, 920 Cottonwood Rd., with Pastor Jack Beukema officiating. Interment will follow in the Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be on Friday, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Chapel and at the church prior to the service.
The pallbearers will be his six brothers.
Donations in his honour may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan to be sent to CIS (formerly Russia), the birthplace of his parents.
Isaiah 40:30-31 “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary they will walk and not faint.”