Jacob Klassen passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital early Monday morning, July 27, 2020, in his 86th year.
Jacob was born on April 30, 1935 in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico to David & Anna Klassen. He moved his young family to Ontario, Canada in the spring of 1970. He was a long distance truck driver and away from home a lot which was hard for the family. In his retirement, along with his wife they enjoyed meeting friends for coffee at Tim Hortons. He also enjoyed bowling with his friends and inviting his friends over for a game of pool.
Beloved husband of Anna (Martens) Klassen. Loving dad of Frank Klassen (Annette) of West Lorne, Margaret Boldt (Henry) of St. Thomas, Jake Klassen (Margaret) of St. Thomas, Dave Klassen (Tina) of London, Ann Klassen (Henry) of Straffordville, John Klassen (Wendy) of Baden, Peter Klassen (Sara) of St. Thomas, Tina Gonzales (Rick) of Woodstock, Abe Klassen (Lisa) of Aylmer and Henry Klassen (Nancy) of Tillsonburg. He will be missed by 30 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his parents David & Anna Klassen, four brothers, David, John, Peter and Neil and two sisters, Helen and Elisabeth. Also predeceased by a daughter-in-law Karen Klassen who was married to John in 2000 and a grandson Jacobi Klassen in 2017.
A private family service was held at the Old Colony Church in Aylmer, Ontario on July 29, 2020. Interment at the Old Colony Church Cemetery.
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