Jacob Penner died Sept. 11, 2009. He was born Nov. 12, 1921 in Neuendorf, South Russia to Jacob K. and Aganetha Penner. In 1923, the family immigrated to Canada, where they were welcomed by members of the Blumenort (Man.) church. In 1935, the family moved to Ontario. Jacob married Susan Janzen in St. Catharines June 27, 1946. They responded to the message of salvation by God’s grace alone early in their marriage and were baptized in the United Missionary church. Wherever Jacob and Susan were church members, they served together, likewise with parachurch ministries and community service. Susan died in 1997. Jacob was a charter member of Cornerstone Community Church, Virgil, Ont. Jacob is mourned by his second wife, Lillian Irene; children Patricia (John) Hopper, Sylvia Smith, Nancy Penner, stepson Al (Annette) Phippen, and their families; 4 siblings.