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Memorable Manitobans: Jacob Dueck Reimer (1912-1986)

Business executive.

Born on a farm near Blumenort in the RM of Hanover on 30 September 1912, son of Abraham P. Reimer and Anna Dueck, he studied business in Winnipeg for three years. In August 1946, he became the Manager for the Steinbach Credit Union, holding the position until retirement in January 1983, having grown the organization into the province’s largest credit union with 15,000 members and $134 million in assets. In recognition of his work, in 1970 he received a Centennial Medal from the Manitoba Historical Society. On 17 September 1938, he married Clara Goossen (1914-1993) at Winnipeg and they had three children. He died at Steinbach on 4 May 1986 and was buried in the Steinbach Memorial Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1986, page 56.

Obituary [Clara Reimer], Steinbach Carillon, 21 April 1993, page 30.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2019

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