Sara Friesen Kehler (1925-2015)

Sara M. Friesen Kehler (1925-2015)

Sara M. Friesen Kehler (1925-2015)

Sara M. Kehler (nee Friesen), 89, of Steinbach, MB, formerly of New Bothwell, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Steinbach, MB.

Sara is survived by one daughter, Ellie (Ed), grandson Dale and his father Les, one son Ed (Emily) and their children: Shelly (Chris), grandchildren Emma and Kaity, and Cory (Lilah), grandchildren Nicole and Bailey; and one sister Helen Kehler.

Sara was predeceased by her husband George J. Kehler , and one granddaughter Sheila. Continue reading

Marlene Elizabeth Mary Kehler Aitken (1935-2015)

Marlene Elizabeth Mary Kehler Aitken (2035-2015)

Marlene Elizabeth Mary Kehler Aitken (1935-2015)

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, Marlene passed away peacefully after a brief illness.

Marlene is survived by her children Barbara Bezeau (Guy), Cheryl Posten (Denis) and Neil Aitken (Barbara), her eleven adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers Russ, Don, Lee and sister Doris. Her loving husband Bill predeceased her in 2010. Continue reading

Henry Blatz Kehler (1927-2015)

Henry Blatz Kehler 1927-2015

Henry Blatz Kehler 1927-2015

Henry B. Kehler passed away at the Bethesda Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

Left to remember him are his beloved wife of 59 years, Mathilda (Hiebert), his children: Iris Toews (Ryan), Deby, Wendi Friesen (Paul), Jim (Marge Thiessen) and Nancy Neufeld (Warren); four grandchildren: Carter Friesen, Mitchell Friesen, Andrew Neufeld and Emily Neufeld. Continue reading

Jacob Peters Kehler (1930-2015)

Jacob Peters Kehler 1930-2015

Jacob Peters Kehler 1930-2015

Jacob P. Kehler, mischievous jokester, dessert and Faspa enthusiast, strong and faithful prayer warrior, and irreplaceable father died on January 13, 2015.

He died the way he lived, gently and in peace. Jac was born December 22, 1930 to Henry S. and Agatha Kehler. As a child he had a great sense of humor which sometimes made him a troublemaker but this fun-loving carried on throughout his life. He kept a list of jokes in his pocket that could be pulled out at a moment’s notice. Continue reading

Widow Upset After WWII Vet’s Ashes Stolen from Home

Clayton County, Georgia – Here’s an unfortunate situation regarding Berliner Mary Kehler Daniel, courtesy of WSB-TV in Atlanta:

Mary Kehler Daniel says thieves stole her late husband's ashes

Mary Kehler Daniel says thieves stole her late husband’s ashes

The widow of a World War II Veteran says thieves broke two doors and ransacked her Forsest Park home.

Mary Kehler Daniel told Channel 2’s Tom Regan the thieves took money, jewelry and the cremated remains of her late husband Dewey, a World War II veteran. Continue reading

Go Vote!

Tomorrow is Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Manitoba general Election Day. In Manitoba, municipal elections are held every four years. The general Election Day is always the fourth Wednesday in October.

A History in Portraits (2009)

A History in Portraits (2009)

Jacob “Berliner” Kehler was a farmer and a community leader, who immigrated to Canada in 1875, settling in Hochfeld, a small village near Steinbach, MB. When Berliner Kehler married Elizabeth Schultz in April of 1884, they took the unusual step of setting up a house on vacant school lot in the R.M. of Hanover, where there was no village, about a half a mile east of Hochfeld, and by 1891, the growing family moved to a farm at Ebenfeld, today known as Mitchell, MB.  Continue reading

Gustav B. Dueck (1924-2014)

Gustav B. Dueck (1924-2014)

Gustav B. Dueck (1924-2014)

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, peacefully and with great courage Gustav gained freedom from his battle with cancer at the age of 89, at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach. He was born on December 23, 1924, in the RM of Hanover to Peter F. and Aganetha Dueck as the 4th eldest of ten children. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.

Remaining to cherish Gustav’s memory are his loving wife and soul mate of 63 years, Betty (nee Kehler), two sisters, Anne and Mary (Bill Toews), and one brother, Henry (Dorothy), his children Deborah and Brian Schwark, Theresa and Bill Dyck, Lucille and Bob Rempel, Conrad and Kristine Dueck, his grandchildren, Cory Dyck, Nathan and Sara Dyck with Jagger and Sebastian, Garreth and Giancarla Rempel with Jackson and Charlotte, Jenessa Robinson with Isaiah, Jahel, and Darnell, Dana and Jon Warkentin, Ava Dueck and Nikola Dueck. Continue reading