On Thursday, December 12, 2019 Jacob Wiebe, a loving husband of 66 years, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went to be with his Lord and Savior.
Jacob Wiebe is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Ron & Heather (Hettel) Wiebe, Les Wiebe, Darcy & Linda (Mouland) Wiebe; informally adopted children, Donald Lancer, Velise Crane and (Mark Wolf); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers, Pete (Elva) Wiebe and Corney (Doreen) Wiebe; and by his sister, Margaret Johnston (Clarence, predeceased).
Jacob was born September 15, 1928 on a farm near Beverly, SK. Jacob went to school in Beverly and worked at farming. He met the love of his life, Mary Klassen, and they were married at Zion Mennonite Church in Swift Current on June 27, 1953. His working career involved farming, CPR, and carpentry, where he earned his Journeyman Carpentry Certificate. Jacob worked at various projects, from residential to industrial, working as a carpenter throughout his career, and also worked in maintenance at SCBI. He retired at the age of 65.
His craft did not stop there, he used his knowledge to build board games and various toys and gadgets for his children, grandchildren, and friends. Jacob volunteered his time with various hobbies and functions. For example, Archie and the Boys music group, building, Boys Club, Mennonite Disaster Service, blood donor, Sunday School teacher, church counsel, building toys, etc.
Jacob is remembered as a loving husband, father, mentor, musician, being friendly, showing his love toward others, having a strong faith, and a great sense of humor.
The Funeral Service for Jacob Wiebe was held on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm from Zion Mennonite Church, Swift Current, SK with Pastor Lois Bukar officiating. “Does Jesus Care,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful” were sung by the congregation. Special music was brought by Don, Rachel, and Randal. The tribute was given by Ryan Wiebe. The ushers in the church were Kim Johnston and John Wiebe.
The Private Family Interment Service was held prior to the Funeral Service from the Schantzenfeld Cemetery, Schantzenfeld, SK with Jacob’s family serving as Pallbearers.
In memory of Jacob Wiebe, donations made to the MCC would be appreciated by the family.
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