1938 ~ 2021
Jacob M Goertzen, 82 of Winkler, MB passed away on Monday July 26, 2021. Dad had many health issues including COPD which he struggled with for many years. His health deteriorated rapidly in the last year and a half and he was admitted to Boundary Trails Health Centre on July 11, 2021. While he was there, his health continued to decline until the early morning hours of July 26 when Dad suddenly became unresponsive and shortly thereafter passed away with his son, Jake by his side.
Dad, Jacob M Goertzen is survived by his beloved wife, Maria (nee Guenther) to whom he was married for 62 years, 11 months and nine days, children, Pete (Lisa), Anne (John Peters), Mary (Frank Schmitt), Helen (the late George Schmitt), Judy (Henry Peters), Jake (Tina), Abe (Helen), Henry (Mary), Cornie, Sadie (Wendall Hoeppner), Arron (Angela), 37 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and eight half-siblings. He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Helena Goertzen Friesen (nee Martens), one son, George in infancy, one daughter, Tina in 2001, son-in-law, George, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his brother, Peter Goertzen as well as one half-brother and six step-siblings.
A private funeral service at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery. Thank you for the many phone calls, cards and kind words. Thank you to Boundary Trails Health Centre, Wiebe Funeral Home, Bishop Peter Elias, Rev. John Wiebe and many other for caring for Dad in his last days and supporting us as a family.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements