Rempel, Jacob W

Jacob Rempel

1920 - 2016

Jake Rempel sqTJacob W Rempel, age 96 years of Manitoba, Canada and formerly of Seminole, Texas went home to be with his Father on Thursday, August 18, 2016 while a resident of the Salem Nursing Home in Winkler, MB.

Jacob Rempel was born in Canada on June 2, 1920 to Judith (Wiebe) and Jacob Rempel. He married Katharina Giesbrecht on March 8, 1943 in Mexico. Grandpa got saved in 1972 where he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. He had served as a pastor in Mexico for 21 years. After the death of his wife Katharina in 1990, he moved to Manitoba, Canada. He was a great “people-person” and after his retirement he greatly enjoyed writing letters of encouragement to many. His passions were God, family, preaching, and people.

He is survived by one son, David Rempel of Seminole, five daughters, Katharina and Diedrich Dyck of Boliva, Maria and Abe Goertzen of Winkler, Manitoba, Margaret Peter of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nettie and Jake Friesen of Winkler, Manitoba, Anita Martens of Winnipeg, Manitoba, one sister, Susana Wall of Mexico, 51 grandchildren, 140 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Katharina, he was also preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Helena and Judy, one son, Jake, one daughter-in-law, Anna Rempel and one son-in-law, Johan Teichroeb.

Funeral service for Jacob W Rempel was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Community Church in Seminole with Pastor Michael Sullivant of Pembina Valley Baptist Church in Winkler, MB officiating in English and grandson, David Goertzen of Flint, Michigan assisting in German. Interment followed at Gaines County Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Salem Home for their compassionate care and Wiebe Funeral Home for their kind help with funeral arrangements. 

God's Garden

God looked around His garden,

And He found an empty place.

He then looked down upon this earth,

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you,

And lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering

He knew you were in pain.

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw that the road was getting tough,

The hills were hard to climb.

So He closed your weary eyes,

And whispered "Peace Be Thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you didn't go alone,

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10 

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21  

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler & Boyer Funeral Home, Seminole

In care of arrangements


#1 David Goertzen 2016-08-19 18:24
I have blessed memories of my Grandpa, already from early childhood on. I remember coming over to their house, my grandpa would usually sit at his desk either reading the Bible or writing a letter to some friend of his, usually he would attach an article with spiritual content to each of his letters. My Grandpa has touched many lives this way, through his zeal to help bring the gospel message to those who do not know the Lord.
Already for a long time now it has been the desire of my grandpa to be with his Lord and Saviour, this desire or his is now fulfilled. He is with Jesus now, the one whom he loved and served.
We love you and we will miss you Grandpa! Rest in peace.
#2 Tina Siemens 2016-08-21 10:21
I'm am so thankful that I have had the oppertunity to get to know my Grandma and Grandpa. I have fond memories from early childhood while still in Mexico. They had saved up several whistle from Kellogg cereal boxes, my oh my did we made some noise,,,,till they told us to go far into the pasture so it was away from there ears. That happened only once. LOL. But more so in later years in Seminole Texas and also in Canada.
I remember as an adult how I for a long time blamed Grandpa for the harsh ways my Dad had been treated by him, but then when we went to Winkler to visit in-laws and i told my husband that I felt like I needed to get that burden off my heart. I went to visit Grandpa, at that time I told him all about how I felt that the harshness of Dads upbringing had effected how we grew up too, and Grandpas asked me (really do you think that it was so........) and I said Yes. I really think that Grandpa thought he was doing what was required of him as the leader of the Old Coloney Church.
Forgiveness was asked for and given on both sides. And from that moment I really felt I had gained a love for My Grandpa like I never had before. I am so thankful to know that when Gods grace is received then true forgiveness is obtained and all is new again.
I am so blessed to have experienced having a Grandpa and hearing him encourage me and others to continue to live a Godly life.
You will be missed Grandpa! But only for a little while and we will meet again.
#3 Barbara Rempel now Andres. 2016-08-23 16:02
My sincere sympathy in the loss of Jacob. He was the kindest soul and had such a genuine knowledge of the bible. I always enjoyed his company. Ben used to think the world of him and often went to him for spiritual help.

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