Isaac M. Dyck was born on May 12, 1928 in the Schanzenfeld area to Isaac G. and Mary (nee Hildebrand) Dyck.As a teenager, Dad prayed for a Christian wife and beautiful children. Dad met Anne Penner in Winnipeg on a blind date and married on October 9, 1955 and were together for almost 49 years, until Mom passed away on October 1, 2004. They had four children, John, Randy, Alma and Al. Dad worked as a foreman at Ideal Brass in Winnipeg until Mom and Dad bought an acreage on Highway 32 and moved there. They absolutely loved the garden and orchard, and much produce was grown, sold and given away. Even in Winkler, Dad had a huge garden, and when he could hardly walk, his brother John Dyck helped him plant and tend it. Dad became a Christian on December 2, 1968 at 11:00 p.m. Mom and Dad both rededicated their lives to God at a revival meeting in Winkler on March 14, 1977. While living in Winnipeg, Mom and Dad were part of a Bible Study where they would sing, read God’s Word and pray together. That was something they really missed once they moved to Winkler. At one point, Dad was overcome by the Holy Spirit for three days, and would often share that story. Dad helped his own Dad become a Christian very late in his Dad’s life. Dad loved working in his shop, even making a drill press from scratch. His sons inherited that from him, especially John. Dad loved having people come to his yard looking for tractors, and witnessed to them. He often invited them in for faspa and Mom always had an extra plate or two ready. Music was a huge part of Dad’s life. He played the guitar, mandolin, accordian, violin and harmonica. Dad was a part of the Zion Mennonite Church and sang in the choir. He later became a part of the Sommerfelder Choir and enjoyed singing bass in programs led by Pastor Abe & Martha Heppner at Salem Home, Lions Manor, Buhler Center and Tabor Home, often doing special music with Alma.
Ike was predeceased by his wife, Anne Dyck, by his siblings, George, Tina, Liz and Anne, and by numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law in both the Dyck and Penner families. Dad is survived by his family: John (Heather) & family, Randy, Alma (Roger) & family, and Al (Kathy) and family. Dad had 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His face would light up when he saw them. He loved each one of his family dearly and often said how blessed he was to have them in his life.
The family would like to thank Wiebe Funeral Homes, Dr. Dreyer, Karen Schaak, and the Home Care staff for their loving care of Ike. Flowers are gratefully declined but if you prefer, a donation could be made to The People’s Gospel Hour, Tribal Trails or Back to the Bible in memory of Dad. The family would also like to thank each one of you for your words of comfort, gifts of food, and for your prayers.