Jacob Aron Martens passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on August 25, 2007. He was born on October 13, 1914. Jacob leaves to mourn his wife, Katie; daughter Frieda (John) Neufeld and their daughters Lynnette and Charlene; his brothers Aron and Victor (Beth); nieces, nephews and numerous relatives and friends.
Jacob moved to Yarrow in 1930 where he labored in the hop yards, building roads with horses, threshing peas and clover, baling hay, hauling cattle, peas and gravel as well as doing custom plowing.
In 1938 he married Katie Riesen and together they took over an 80 acre dairy farm in Sumas Prairie, which they labored at for 20 years. They were also very heavily involved in the deacon ministry, helping the sick and needy for 25 years in Yarrow. He was also involved in recording programs for the radio ministry.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2007 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 9:30 am from Maclure Road Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am from Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford.
Woodlawn Funeral Home