John Schroeder Neufeld (1934-2016)

John Schroeder Neufeld 1934-2016
John Schroeder Neufeld 1934-2016

John Schroeder Neufeld born on September 30, 1934 in New Bothwell, MB, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 81 years at his residence in New Bothwell, MB.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Martha, his children: Annalie (Trev), Russell (Allison), Lawrence (Sue), Sheila (Abe), Ang (Jake), 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Continue reading “John Schroeder Neufeld (1934-2016)”

CMC Heritage Project at Randolph, MB

In the 1870’s Mennonites, known as Die Mennonitische Gemeinde zu Chortitz, came to Canada from Russia and landed at the junction of the Red and Rat Rivers (near present day Ste. Agathe). From there, they journeyed east and built their first church at Chortitz (present day Randolph) and established a cemetery where today, over 400 people are buried.

In the 1870’s Mennonites, known as Die Mennonitische Gemeinde zu Chortitz, came to Canada from Russia and landed at the junction of the Red and Rat Rivers (near present day Ste. Agathe).  From there, they journeyed east and built their first church at Chortitz (present day Randolph) and established a cemetery where today, over 400 people are buried.

Interest has been expressed in restoring the cemetery and preserving it as a heritage site.  In the same way as the Israelites took stones from the riverbed to recall the crossing of the Jordan into the promised land for future generations, this cemetery is a reminder to many of their spiritual heritage.  In October 2009, the CMC Ministerial approved its designation as a Heritage Cemetery. Continue reading “CMC Heritage Project at Randolph, MB”

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kehler Dueck(1915-1994)

Lizzie Dueck
Lizzie Dueck

January 24, 1994 at 1pm, with her family at her side, our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Lizzie Dueck went to be with her Lord and Saviour after a lengthy battle with a blood disorder.

Lizzie was born in Halbstadt, now known as Shakespeare, September 8, 1915. She was the third of 11 children born to Aron and Elizabeth Kehler.

At the age of nine she moved with her family to Stuartburn where the family farmed and her father worked as a carpenter. At the early age of 11 years, she went to work as a child care worker and housekeeper and for the next few years worked for Rev. Peter S Kehlers, Dave Hieberts, Continue reading “Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kehler Dueck(1915-1994)”

Diedrich Wischnefsky Dueck (1912-1986)

Peacefully May 28, 1986 at the Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, Diedrich W. Dueck, aged 73 years went home to be with his Lord and Saviour.

Diedrich W. Dueck
Diedrich W. Dueck

Peacefully May 28, 1986 at the Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, Diedrich W. Dueck, aged 73 years went home to be with his Lord and Saviour.

Besides his wife Elizabeth, Mr. Dueck leaves to cherish his memory, five daughters Martha and John Neufeld of New Bothwell, Laverna and Walter Griffith of Winnipeg, Bertha and Ray Laing of Steinbach, Norma and Keith Roulston of Winnipeg, Rhonda and Donald Harms of Steinbach; two sons Peter and Phyllis Dueck of Winnipeg; Edwin of Mission, BC; 15 grandchildren and four great-grand children; Continue reading “Diedrich Wischnefsky Dueck (1912-1986)”

Daniel Kehler Dueck (1945-1966)

Daniel K Dueck, 21, passed away June 19, 1966.

Daniel K Dueck, 21, passed away June 19, 1966.  Daniel,  the beloved son of Diedrich W and Elizabeth (nee Kehler) Dueck, was born  on March 27, 1945 in Steinbach.  Burial at the Randolph CMC Cemetery. Continue reading “Daniel Kehler Dueck (1945-1966)”

Johann Schultz Kehler (1894-1962)

Johann S Kehler
Johann S Kehler

Johann Schultz Kehler: self-taught veterinarian; born on 5 May 1894 in Steinbach, Manitoba, to Jakob K. “Berliner” and Elizabeth H. (Schutz) Kehler. He was the sixth of 13 children in the family. Johann was baptized on 21 May 1918 in Chortitz, Manitoba. On 20 November 1921, he married Anna U. Wieler (1901-1991). The couple had 11 children, one of whom died young.

Johann grew up with his family in southern Manitoba at a time when agricultural communities were expanding. Contracting typhoid fever, severe arthritis, and sciatica as a young man, during the early 1930s, Continue reading “Johann Schultz Kehler (1894-1962)”

Melvin Kehler Dueck (1958-1959)

Melvin K Dueck, 9 months, passed away September 14, 1959.

Melvin K Dueck, 9 months, passed away September 14, 1959.  Melvin,  the beloved son of Diedrich W and Elizabeth (nee Kehler) Dueck, was born on November 22, 1958 in Steinbach.  Burial at the Randolph CMC Cemetery. Continue reading “Melvin Kehler Dueck (1958-1959)”

Ervin Kehler Dueck (1954-1955)

Ervin K Dueck, 7 months, passed away March 3, 1955.

Ervin K Dueck, 7 months, passed away March 3, 1955.  Ervin,  the beloved son of the beloved son of Diedrich W and Elizabeth (nee Kehler) Dueck, was born on July 11, 1954 in Steinbach.  Burial at the Randolph CMC Cemetery. Continue reading “Ervin Kehler Dueck (1954-1955)”

Ernie Kehler Dueck (1943)

Ernie K Dueck, 6 months, passed away December 12, 1943.

Ernie K Dueck, 6 months, passed away December 12, 1943.  Ernie, the beloved son of the beloved son of Diedrich W and Elizabeth (nee Kehler) Dueck, was born on June 2, 1943  in Steinbach.  Burial at the Randolph CMC Cemetery. Continue reading “Ernie Kehler Dueck (1943)”