Wanda was born in Arkansas on August 14th, 1927, the daughter of a carpenter and truck farmer, the youngest of 10 children. She married Claude, a paratrooper in the US army, on December 4th, 1945. She farmed with him in Missouri. All 7 children were born in Missouri. She immigrated to Canada with the family in December 1960 where they farmed in Manitoba, BC and Alberta. She is survived by her 7 children: Sharon (John) Kryvenchuk, Karen (Elmer) Kreutzer, Bernadette (Arnie~deceased) Peebles, Gloria (Tony Solomon) Tollenaar, Larry Tollenaar, Lonnie (Donna) Tollenaar, and Lennie (Eve) Tollenaar. She has 16 grandchildren: Michael, Andy, and Charlie; Darlene, Daryn, and (Michelle~deceased); Frank and Gary; Christine, Heather and Eve; Michelle, (Michael~deceased), Ryan and Aaron; and Randy. She has 24 great grandchildren: Lea, Sara, Erin, Brandt, Shaylin, Josh, Reina, and Kaito; Aiden, (Eliot ~deceased), (Henry~deceased); Kyle, Leigh, Brett, Journey, Sarah, and Meghan; Eleanor; Danielle, Jordan, Michael, Skylar, Haley, and Maddox.