Yvonne Helene Parker Kehler (1931-2016)

Yvonne Helene Parker Kehler ( 1931 - 2016)
Yvonne Helene Parker Kehler ( 1931 – 2016)

Yvonne Kehler passed away peacefully January 27, 2016 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, with her family by her side. Yvonne was the daughter of the late Charlotte and James Potter, the sister of the late Bob Parker of Winnipeg, and was married for over 60 years to Dennis Leroy Kehler, who predeceased her in 2013. Continue reading “Yvonne Helene Parker Kehler (1931-2016)”

Elmer (Al) Edgar Ernest Reimer (1927-2015)

Al Reimer (1927-2015)
Al Reimer (1927-2015)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend Dr. Elmer (Al) E. Reimer, 88, of Winnipeg, on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
Interment and a celebration of his life will be held in April 2016. More details will be posted, and a full obituary closer to that date.

Kerry “Sam” Donald Kehler (1963-2015)

Kerry (Sam) Kehler 1963-2015
Kerry (Sam) Kehler 1963-2015

Kerry “Sam” Kehler, passed away unexpectedly in Palmer, Alaska , during the early morning hours of December 5, 2015.

His wife, Roberta, was the love of his life. His sudden death has left her in total shock and with unexpected expenses. Through the memorial fund set up on YouCaring.com we hope to share with her and Sam’s entire family how much he meant to us and help Roberta put the pieces of her life back together.

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Second Annual Christmas at Chortitz

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the second annual “Christmas at Chortitz”, an evening of German and English Christmas carols.  You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth, with special music by Willie & Lin Wiebe. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba.

Christmas at Chortitz 2015
Christmas at Chortitz 2015

Kehler helps Abbotsford Veteran Get New Scooter

CBC News

An 83-year-old Korean War veteran, Bert Wiebe, from Abbotsford who had his scooter stolen on Friday is back in the saddle thanks to a local company’s donation.

“I’d like to thank them very gratefully,” said Bert Wiebe. “I’m overwhelmed that the response came so quick.”

Chris Kehler presents Bert Wiebe with Scooter
Chris Kehler presents Bert Wiebe with Scooter

On Monday Abbotsford police said they had received five scooter offers in about two hours after they released information about the theft

The $5,000 scooter was Wiebe’s main mode of transportation, and his mobility was severely hampered without it.
“I didn’t think anybody would be as low as that. It’s my only way of getting around,” said Wiebe.

On Tuesday, Chris Kehler, president of Coast Bathing Solutions, offered Wiebe a $6,000 scooter that the company had in its possession Continue reading “Kehler helps Abbotsford Veteran Get New Scooter”

Kehler In Puerto Vallarta, waiting for the big storm

By Matt Rocheleau BostonGlobe.com

The beach was deserted as the storm steamed toward shore. Larry Kehler was hoping it would only sideswipe the pleasant resort town.
The beach was deserted as the storm steamed toward shore. Larry Kehler was hoping it would only sideswipe the pleasant resort town.

Normally, Larry Kehler and his wife, Cheryl, would be slicing pizzas and pouring beers for friends and tourists in their restaurant a couple of blocks from the shores of the scenic resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

“We’d just be running our bar and partying,” said Kehler, who goes by the moniker “Señor Fox.”

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Betty Kehler Dueck (1931-2015)

Betty (Kehler) Dueck 1931-2015
Betty (Kehler) Dueck 1931-2015

It is with sadness that we say farewell to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Betty Dueck (nee Kehler).

She slipped away peacefully on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born on Friday, February 13, 1931 in the R.M. of Hanover to David S. and Helen Kehler. She was pre-deceased by her husband Gustav, her father, mother, one grandson and six brothers.

Remaining to cherish Betty’s memory . Continue reading “Betty Kehler Dueck (1931-2015)”

Memories of Kehler Cuisine

From time to time, when meeting new people and an introduction is made, the first question that will pop up is “from which Kehler family are you?” After having answered their question of who my father and grandfather is, oft times, the next question asked is “any relation to ______? ”

That blank will sometimes be Jake from the Husky Station. Followed by, the age old question of “Is it true that Jake and Edgar (Edgar’s Diner) were brothers? Jake would always deny it, while Edgar claimed they were brothers!” Since both brothers have passed on, for the record, they are brothers!   From there the conversation usually turns to the great food Edgar had, back in the day — and his famous Veal or, as Edgar pronounced it — ‘wheel’  Cutlettes.

Edgar's Veal Cutlettes
Edgar’s Veal Cutlettes

Edgar’s wife, Helen, has continued to market Edgar’s Veal Cutlettes. If you are passing through Steinbach, pick up a box of frozen Veal Cutlettes , complete with sauce, at Main Bread & Butter, 253 Main Street, Steinbach, MB.

Taste the Kehler flavour, as you once knew it!

John S Kehler and the Canadian Armed Forces, 1915

My father, John Schultz Kehler, was not a farmer, however he stayed on the Ebenfeld farm until the younger brothers took over.

Glen M. Kehler
Glen M. Kehler

Editor’s Note: The story that Glen shares below, commemorates the 100th anniversary year of the experience John S Kehler had.  Thanks Glen!

My father, John Schultz Kehler, was not a farmer, however he stayed on the Ebenfeld farm until the younger brothers took over. He traveled beyond the family farm to find work and went harvesting in Saskatchewan, where he had many Schultz uncles, aunts and cousins. From there, John went threshing in Alberta and ended up in Lethbridge, AB.

Johan S. Kehler, 1915, Canadian Armed Forces
Johan S. Kehler, 1915, Canadian Armed Forces

One day, as he was walking down the street he met two uniformed soldiers, who abruptly stop him and questioned why he was not in uniform. His reply was that being a Mennonite, he was exempt from the army Continue reading “John S Kehler and the Canadian Armed Forces, 1915”