Neufeld, Jacob G

Jacob G Neufeld

Jacob G Neufeld

1941- 2010 

Neufled jake SQ.jpgJacob G Neufeld, 68, of Winkler MB, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Boundary Trails Health Centre.

Dad was born August 2, 1941 in Mexico. He was the oldest of 9 children born to Jacob and Maria Neufeld. They moved to Canada in 1956. He was baptized on May 1, 1961 in Altona, MB.

On July 21, 1963, at the age of 21, he married his love, our mom, Tina Nickel in Altona. They had 2 children here in Manitoba. Then in 1968, the family moved to Bolivia. There they had 5 more children, of which one son passed away at the age of 4 months. They moved back to Manitoba in 1980, and had 2 more children here.

Mom and Dad lived in Plum Coulee until 2008, when they moved to Winkler. Dad worked at various places during his life, and mostly as a welder. The last ten years he worked at Triple E. He retired in 2007. After he retired, Dad worked occasionally as a pilot driver. He also worked together with mom at their daughter's business.

After only a few short weeks of symptoms, Dad was hospitalized on March 21. Two days later, he was diagnosed with 2 cancerous brain tumors. After 6 long weeks in the hospital, Dad went to his eternal rest to be with Jesus.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tina, 5 sons, John and wife Brenda of Mitchell MB, Henry and wife Lisa of La Crete AB, Jake and wife Sarah of Winkler MB, Cornie of Winkler MB, David and wife Anna of Winkler MB; 3 daughters, Tina of Winkler MB, Mary and husband Peter Neufeld of Winkler MB, and Helen of Winnipeg MB, and 21 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was predeceased by one son, Peter in Bolivia in 1972, and both his parents in 1995.

Funeral service was held Sunday May 9, 2010 at Winkler Reinland Mennonite Church. Interment followed at Reinland Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.