John Jacob Derksen (1896-1968))
Former resident of Yarrow and Chilliwack, John Jacob Derksen, 13878 Countess Crescent, Clearbrook, died May 14, 1968 in Clearbrook.
Rev. John Unger, assisted by Rev. H.G. Thielman, Rev. H.F. Klasssen and Rev. Peter Dyck, officiated at the funeral service Saturday in Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church. Interment was in IOOF Cemetery, Chilliwack. Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Abbotsford was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Derksen was born in Lichtfelde, Molotschna, South Russia November 17, 1896 to Jacob J. & Justina Derksen.
He is survived by his wife, Sara (nee Pankratz); five sons including George of Chilliwack, four daughters including Mrs. Donald Kornelsen, Winnipeg and formerly of Chilliwack; 26 grandchildren, two brothers Abram and Henry, Chilliwack; and one sister in Russia.
His first wife, Katharine (nee Regier) died in February 1966 and granddaughter, Jane Kornelsen in April 1968.
The Chilliwack Progress May 1968