Nettie Baerg died Jan. 10, 2009. She was born Oct. 26, 1907. At an early age, Nettie learned of God’s love and grace, and accepted Jesus as Saviour. A few years later, she was baptized in Waldheim, Sask. Nettie met Jacob Baerg in Crowfoot, Alta., and they married Aug. 2, 1936. Due to extreme drought, in 1938 they moved to Ontario where they farmed for 22 years outside Virgil, Ont. Nettie served as secretary to the ladies fellowship group at the Virgil MB Church. She excelled at word games, especially Scrabble. Predeceased by Jacob, son Edward; Nettie is mourned by children Elly (Ernie) Dyck, Albert (Lorna) Baerg; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Jan. 14 at Cornerstone Community Church, Virgil, Ont.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.