BANEK – A former Rainier resident, Jacob Banek died on February 20, 1974 at the Newell Nursing Home in Brooks at the age of 82 years.
He was born in Campbell County, South Dakota, U S.A. and came to Irvine, Alberta in 1903 with his parents. He homesteaded in Bowmanton. Alberta. in 1922 and moved to Rainier in 1946, farming there until retiring to Brooks in 1962, where he has resided since except for one year spent in Medicine Hat.
He is survived by three sisters. Mrs. Lydia Maser of Grand Prairie, Mrs Katie Kopp of Medicine Hat, Mrs. Ida Lutz of Redcliff and one brother, Richard Banek of Brooks.’
Funeral service was held on Monday, February 25 at 2 p.m. in the ImmanuelAssemblyChurch in Brooks with Rev. A.G. Gill officiating. Interment followed in the Brooks Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Andy Link, Chris Vikedal, Kenneth Banek, Harvey Banek, Russell Flinn and Gust Albush.
Brooks Bulletin February 27, 1974 Roll 22 Image 228