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”
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. Continue reading “Eva Jean Letkeman Kehler (1936-2019)”
Many southeastern Manitobans have fond memories of enjoying the good food and warm hospitality at Edgar’s Diner. For all those in the Berliner Kehler Clan who enjoy a great tasting deal, that should leave none in the shadows, you’ll find that this week’s special at Main Bread & Butter is Edgar’s famous veal cutlettes (complete with sauce!) for $24.99.
Main Bread & Butter Company at 253 Main Street, Steinbach, provides good food and a friendly smile to an ever growing customer base. Main Bread & Butter carries an extensive selection of local products, fresh produce, grocery items, frozen foods, deli meats, cheeses, breads and carefully curated specialty items.
Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy this local favourite for supper today!
A virtual cemetery has been created for the Berliner Kehler Clan. The Berliner Kehler Virtual Cemetery is a collection of Find-a-Grave memorials that includes memorials of the Berliner Kehlers that are knowingly found on Find-a-Grave, from around the world.
With encouragement from his children, Sydney R.C. Reimer has published another book. This book includes writings about Syd by several other people.
In his latest book, Coming Back Stronger, Syd Reimer highlights 14 years of working in the Rosenort Lumber Yard, 14 years with the Manitoba Disaster Service Board, and 11 years as an owner of GK Braun Insurance. A financial advisor for 45 years, 14 of which were with Investors Syndicate. Syd Reimer was involved with the Mennonite Disaster Service for 30 years, over 20 in leadership. 45 years as a pilot gives for many interesting stories that he shared in a previous book, My Flying Journey.
Syd Reimer was twelve years old when his mother, Elizabeth (nee Kehler) Reimer died. Five months later his father married Marie Brandt, a woman from Rosenort, MB. A troubled, hurting boy that was very lonely, soon afterwards spent two years working for MCC in Mexico. His father put him in a boarding school at Steinbach Bible School for grade nine. As the years passed, Syd found peace with God, and true love when he met and married Helen. Together they have had much joy, faced hardships, natural disasters, and several times, great tragedy. Each time, they have found strength in their relationship with God and rebuilt their lives, Coming Back Stronger.
The price for the book, Coming Back Stronger, is $20 plus shipping. To avoid shipping charges, local pick up locations in Steinbach and Winnipeg are available. To pick up your reserved copy, or to purchase a book, contact us, by sending an email to email@example.com.