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Isaac (Ike) Wesley Klassen

September 8, 1932 — May 25, 2024

Born in Blumenhof, Saskatchewan September 8th, 1932, to John and Tina Klassen.
The eldest of a family of 7 boys and 1 girl. He always said his sister married and moved to Norway because growing up with 7 brothers was not easy. He said when asked about his education "not too much".
His Dad owned a store in the village of Blumenhof and Ike was always eager to help unpack the
candy and much of it never got past his mouth. He often said he lost all his teeth at age 16 because he ate too much candy at the store. His love of sweets remained despite that. He always had candy or suckers in his pocket to give to the children he knew, and they lined up after meetings at the Kingdom Hall for their treat.
When he was a teen, his dad bought a farm, and he loved the farm, but times were hard and the
crops were not good, so the farm was sold which he always felt bad about not being able to keep it and take it over. He often said and left a note in his memoirs that if he could live life over, he would be a farmer who worked hard in summer and travel south for the winter.
After selling the farm his dad started a trucking business and up till the age of 20, he worked with his dad trucking as "Klassen and Son". Then he started up his own trucking business called "Ike Klassen Trucking" which he owned and operated for 41 years, having the contract for hauling hogs for Sask. Pork for the last 18 years of his trucking. After selling the business he began driving tour buses for Prince Albert Northern bus lines. Then in 1997 moved to Saskatoon to drive a tour bus for Twin River Tours as well as P.A. Northern. He retired after 10 years of bus driving having gone from coast to coast, various states as well as 1bus trip to Mexico. Ike always loved to travel and was able to go to Norway twice to visit his sister and her families as well as a trip to New Zealand and a cruise to Alaska. In 1973 our family {including our dog} along with 2 of Ike's brothers and their families travelled together as a group with camping trailers from Swift• Current to Prince Edward Island taking 6 weeks for the trip, making many great memories. He also enjoyed carpentry and building things, having renovated our house and in his retirement, years made many bird houses for the grandchildren.
Ike was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1963 and was always ready to talk to any of his acquaintances and people he befriended when he went for coffee at McDonald's about his
hope of a new and better world under God's Kingdom arrangement. Many people remember him with his cane with all the McDonald's coffee stickers on it.

Survived by his wife of 61 years Inez.
2 children from his first marriage, 
Marilyn Scott of Maple Ridge, B.C., and son Ken of Kingston, ON.
Son Dale (Debbie)  Calgary, AB
Daughter Melanie  Coquitlam B.C.
Son Jeremy (Jan)  Prince Albert, SK
Brother William (Betty)  Surrey, B.C.
Sisters in law; Arlene (Chris) Marciniec, Wanda McKee, Elsie Klassen, Lorraine Klassen,
Sandy Wheele, and Pam Klassen
Brothers in law; Louie (Kelli) Edwardsen, Sam (Glenda) Edwardsen, Reuben (Alice) Edwardsen
13 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Tina Klassen,
Father in law Emil Edwaradsen, mother in law Mary Edwardsen,
Daughter Lenora, and Grandson Jordonn Klassen
Brothers Sam, Harold, David, Stan, Rudy, and his Sister Susie Lii,
Brothers in law John Lii, and John McKee
Sister in law Judy Kozdrowski
and Nephew Ricky Edwardsen

The Memorial  Service for Ike will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm, at  The Kingdom Hall, 816 Queen St. Saskatoon, Sk. 
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