Jacob (Jake) Martens


Jacob (Jake) Martens died Oct. 5, 2008. He was born Oct. 10, 1935 to Johann J. and Katharina Martens in Speedwell, Sask. In 1949, Jake moved to Elm Creek with his family. Soon after their arrival, Jake saved up money so he could attend Winkler Bible Camp where he became a Christian. In 1965, Jake married Katie (Kay) Klassen of Elm Creek, Man. Jake was a great husband, father, and grandfather; compassionate, loyal, humble, generous, courteous, and thoughtful. Predeceased by 5 siblings; Jake is mourned by Kay; children Cherie (Garry), Randy (Deb), Steve (Stephanie), 8 grandchildren; 5 siblings. The memorial was Oct. 10 at Elm Creek MB Church.


  • Birth: October 10, 1935
  • Birthplace:
    Speedwell, Saskatchewan
  • Death: October 8, 2008

  • Parents:
    Johann J. and Katharina Martens
  • Married:
    Katie (Kay) Klassen, 1965
  • Family:
    Children Cherie (Garry), Randy (Deb), Steve (Stephanie), 8 grandchildren