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.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Grandma, it is now 9 years since Jesus took you home. I remember well the moment your spirit left your earthly body. I will always treasure the memory of holding your hand as Jesus came and lifted your spirit to be joined with Him in eternity. How I treasure that memory!
Grandpa, for you it is now 29 yrs. since you left us so suddenly. I remember you telling me how you prayed for “the generations to come”. I didn’t understand it at the time, but now I know what a rich spiritual heritage you left us and how grateful I am to our Heavenly Father for allowing me to be your grandchild.
You were both very instrumental in helping shape the person I am today. Thank you for praying for us regularly. Your prayers are still being answered today. We miss you, but know you are with your Lord & Saviour. What a glorious day that will be when we will be re-united!
George J. Kehler of Steinbach, formally of New Bothwell, passed away March 22, 2007 at the age of 86.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sara M Friesen Kehler of 64 years, daughter Ellie (Ed), son Ed (Emily), grandchildren Les (Lisa), Shelly (Chris), Cory (Lilah), 5 great-grandchildren, Dale, Nicole, Emma, Bailey, and Kaitlyn. He was predeceased by granddaughter Sheila.
Elizabeth Kehler (nee Doerksen), passed away January 23, 2003 at Bethesda Place in Steinbach, MB. Elizabeth was born on October 11, 1913 at Chortitz, Manitoba. She married Jacob J.K Kehler on July 16, 1933.
January 11, 1982, at his residence, Jacob J. K. Kehler, aged 71 years beloved husband of Elizabeth of Steinbach.
Last respects may be paid Thursday, January 14 from 5-8 pm at Loewen Funeral Chapel and prior to the service. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 15 at 2pm from the Chortitzer Mennonite Church, Steinbach with Rev. Peter Broesky and Rev. Bill Hildebrandt officiating. Interment to follow in Steinbach Cemetery.
Jacob Schultz Kehler (Onkel Joakopp) was the first son and the second child of the Berliner Kehler family.
He was a quiet, dignified man who lacked the physical robustness and boisterous nature of his brothers. He was plagued with rheumatism most of his adult life and sometime bedridden, even in his prime. But he never shyed away from farm work when his condition was up to it.