Jacob Sawatzky died June 19, 2011. He was born Apr. 22, 1943 in to Peter and Susanna Sawatzky. He grew up in Paratodo, Paraguay, where he was baptized at 21. In 1969, Jacob immigrated to Canada. He married Nettie Hiebert in 1970. They moved back to Paraguay to establish a cattle farm. In 1995, the family returned to Canada, settling in Winnipeg. Jacob worked at Wilmar Windows until he retired at 65. Jacob and Nettie were members of Elmwood MB Church, Winnipeg, where Jacob was active in music. In spring 2011, Jacob went to Paraguay to care for their son, who had been in a serious motorcycle accident. There Jacob developed pneumonia. Predeceased by 7 half-siblings, Jacob is mourned by Nettie; children Erhard, Edgar, Janet (Ken Zacharias); 2 grandchildren; 5 siblings.