Katherine Janzen Isaak passed away Dec. 16. 1994.
She was born Nov. 2, 1914 to Jacob K. and Katharina Janzen in Franztal, Molotschna, Ukraine.
They emigrated to Canada in 1925, settling on a farm in Rosser, Man. They moved to Yarrow, B.C. in 1932. She accepted Christ as a child and was baptized Sept. 18, 1932 in Yarrow BC and joined the Yarrow MB Church.
She and her 2 sisters, Helen and Nellie worked as maids in Vancouver to help the Janzen family acquire a house on a small farm on Second Street.
She married John Isaak May 18, 1941. They had a small dairy farm. She made sure there was time for relaxation in the evenings, and many summer suppers were eaten on the shore of Cultus Lake.
They moved to Clearbrook in 1966, working at Empress Foods. They purchased a travel trailer in 1977 and enjoyed camping. She knitted, crocheted and sewed for her family, and supplied many bandages for MCC and Red Cross.
Though her fingers were rigid during her last year in Tabor Home, she pulled elastic through waistbands for the Helping Hands group. She is remembered for a rich spiritual life; she was a relentless prayer warrior.
Predeceased by infant son Johnny, 2 brothers Jacob and Henry Janzen, and 1 sister, Nellie Siemens, she is mourned by her husband John; daughters Edith (Don) Reimer, Edna (Ron) Sawatsky and Linda (Jim) Willms; 7 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Helen Kroeker and Elizabeth Epp.
The funeral was Dec. 20, 1994 at Clearbrook MB Church, with Jacob Pauls, Peter Dueck and John E. Klassen ministering.