Lake County man battling cancer fixes computers for families in need


by FOX35 Orlando

A Lake County man has been dedicating his time and money to fix laptops and help families in need — all while he battles cancer.

Larry Kehler, better known as “Fox,” spends his days fixing laptops for people in his community. The project started several months ago when he reached out to a neighborhood Facebook group asking people in the area to give him their old laptops. Then, he fixed the computers and donated them. He had several families with children who were learning virtually reach out to him for help.

“We would like to homeschool, but we have one computer and it’s broken and we have three kids. Can you help?” Kehler said. Continue reading “Lake County man battling cancer fixes computers for families in need”

Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)

Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)
Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)

It is with deep sadness that we say farewell to our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Maria Giesbrecht (nee Kehler). Following a period of declining health, Maria passed away on December 5, 2020 at West Park Manor PCH in Winnipeg at the age of 93 years.

Maria was born June 20, 1927 on the family farm near Randolph (Chortitz), Manitoba, the first-born daughter of David S. Kehler and Helena Stoesz Kehler. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Isaac Giesbrecht (2010), six brothers and one sister. Continue reading “Maria Kehler Giesbrecht (1927-2020)”

Mitchell Memorial Park

Sunday, January 19, 2020 was an emotional night in Mitchell, MB when over 400 people braved the winter night to attend the official opening of the Mitchell Memorial Park.  The park, built on the arena grounds between the outdoor hockey rink and tennis courts, consists of an outdoor pleasure skating area and in the center is an evergreen tree. Surrounding the rink is a path with several park benches along the perimeter. Park benches are sponsored by community families in remembrance of their loved ones.

The Kehler name is well known in the community of Mitchell, the area west of Steinbach, Manitoba.  Early pioneer Jacob “Berliner” Kehler moved his growing family to farm here in 1891, where he began to build barns and buy livestock. The area was called Ebenfeld, modern-day Mitchell. After the death of Berliner Kehler, the family farm and land were sold to the Alfred Stahn family. Today there are fourth, fifth and sixth generations of Berliner Kehlers in Mitchell. Continue reading “Mitchell Memorial Park”

Carolyn Agnes Neufeld Giesbrecht (1955-2020)

Carol Neufeld Giesbrecht (1955-2020)
Carol Neufeld Giesbrecht (1955-2020)

Carol Giesbrecht passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2020.

Public Graveside service will be held at the Westridge Memorial Gardens, Winkler, MB Sunday July 26 at 2PM.(please bring lawn chairs). Viewing will be from 1PM-8PM on Saturday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Helena Kehler Unger (1928-2020)

Helen Kehler Unger (1928-2020)

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of their mother Helen Unger, on Monday February 17, 2020 at the Bethesda Place Personal Care Home.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Leonard in 2011. Her parents Reverend Peter S and Katharina Kehler, five brothers; Jacob (stillborn), Andy, Henry, Peter, and Willie, two sisters; Mary Isaac and Eva Schellenberg, brothers-in-law Aaron Isaac, Cornelius Peters, Jake Schellenberg, and sister-in-law Tina Kehler.
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Lois Anne Kehler (1961-2019)

Lois Anne Hargreaves Kehler 1961-2019

Peacefully on December 6, 2019,  Lois left us to be with her mom Arlene Anne Roberts (2018).  By her side was her devoted husband of 33 years, Brad (Bud) Kehler, her brother James Hargreaves (Kelly) and her best friend, Janet Hoskins (Gord).

Lois leaves behind countless aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will all miss her direct and honest approach to life. Continue reading “Lois Anne Kehler (1961-2019)”

Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)

Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)
Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the age of 83, Eva Jean passed away peacefully, with her family by her side.

Eva was born to Margaret and John Letkeman and was one of nine siblings. Eva was predeceased by her husband Ernie, both her parents, siblings, Esther, Alice, Johnny and Ronnie, and her great-grandson Callum.

Eva was a devoted wife to her husband Ernie, and they shared four beautiful children, Ted, Brenda (Cully), Darryl (Hollie) and Pamela; who blessed them with 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Eva’s family was her pride and joy and the love for them was always evident; in fact she spent most of her years at home raising her family and caring for her children and grandchildren.
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Mary Kehler Daniel (1925-2019)

Mary Kehler Daniel (1925-2019)
Mary Kehler Daniel (1925-2019)

Mary Kehler Daniel, of Forest Park, passed away on September 28, 2019. Mary was a native of Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada.

A memorial service will be held at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, 6362 South Lee St. Morrow, GA 30260, on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Justin Kollmeyer will be officiating.
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William Blatz Kehler (1933-2019)

William Blatz Kehler 1933-2019
William Blatz Kehler 1933-2019

William (Bill) Kehler, 86, of Steinbach, MB., passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Steinbach, MB.

Son of the late Reverend Peter S. and Katharina Kehler, Bill was the seventh child of twelve, born July 9, 1933 in Blumengard, Manitoba, where they resided in the back of the family store.
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