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Frank Petkau Sep 21 1889 - Nov 9, 1974

Rev. Henry Claassen, assisted by Rev. Bruce Wannop officiated at the funeral service in Henderson’s Funeral Chapel for Frank Isaac Petkau, 4150 Eckert Road, Yarrow, who died November 9, 1974 in Chilliwack General Hospital.

Franz I. Paetkau was born September 21, 1989, the second child born to Isaac & Susanna (Von Niessen) Paetkau in Rosenbach, Fuerstenland, Russia. He had an older sister Elisabeth, two younger sisters: Susanna and Eva, and three younger brothers: Peter, William and Isaak. He married Helena Stammer September 19, 1911 and they came to Canada in the 1920’s and lived in the Yarrow area for 33 years. He was a retired farmer.

Mr. Petkau is survived by five daughters: Susan (Don) McNeil, Surrey; Helen (Earl) Bragg, Chilliwack; Mary (William) Schellenberg, Yarrow; Betty (Abe) Epp, Vancouver; Anne (Henry) Kroeker, Yarrow; and one son Frank of Yarrow; 20 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother, Wilhelm of Clearbrook, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Helena in 1953; two sons: Isaac and Peter in 1917; and one daughter Marjorie in 1931.

Pallbearers were George Letkeman, Jacob Kornelsen, Henry Fast, Peter D. Klassen, John J. Janzen and David Schulz. Interment was in Yarrow Cemetery.


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