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Abija Estere (Kenins) Rubenis Vents, 88 – Ordained Minister for Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Abija Estere Rubenis Vents obituary

Abija Estere Rubenis Vents, 88, of Lake Wynonah, passed away on Wednesday, January 29 at home.

Born in Riga, Latvia on May 15, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Karlis and Lidija (Lemane) Kenins.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her first husband, Gvido Rubenis, in 1985, and her second husband, Janis Vents, in 2016.

Abija had worked as an insurance agent for Fireman’s Fund insurance company from 1980 to 1990.

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Later, she graduated from Latvian Theological Seminary, Toronto, Canada. She served as an ordained minister for the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 20 years.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical Church, Bethel, and the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Florida.

Abija is survived by two daughters: Inese W. Jardine, and Anita Gladden, grandchildren: Andrew, & Sandra Jardine, Lija Jalowy wife of Blake, Curtis Gladden husband of Kelly, and Nicholas & Alexander Gladden, a sister, Rasma Skworcow, a nephew, George Skworcow, Jr., and a niece, Sandra Skworcow.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, on February 11 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Ieva Dzelzgalvis officiating.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home on February 11 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

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Private interment will be held at a later date at the Latvian Memorial Park, Catskills, NY.


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