Sara Friesen Kehler (1925-2015)

Sara M. Kehler, 89, of Steinbach, MB, formerly of New Bothwell, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Sara M. Friesen Kehler (1925-2015)
Sara M. Friesen Kehler (1925-2015)

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.

Sara was predeceased by her husband George J. Kehler , and one granddaughter Sheila. Continue reading “Sara Friesen Kehler (1925-2015)”

In Memory of Jacob JK & Elizabeth Kehler

In memory of Jacob JK Kehler and Elizabeth Doerksen Kehler.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Elizabeth Doerksen Kehler
Elizabeth Doerksen Kehler

 

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!

 

 

 

Jacob J K Kehler

 

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!

-Grand daughter Diane Funk (nee Kehler)

George J Kehler (1920-2007)

George J. Kehler
George J. Kehler

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.

Dad was born in the Blumengard Morray District on October 5, 1920. In 1943 he married Sara and moved to New Bothwell. Continue reading “George J Kehler (1920-2007)”

Elizabeth Doerksen Kehler (1913-2003)

Elizabeth Kehler (nee Doerksen), passed away January 23, 2003 at Bethesda Place in Steinbach, MB.

Elizabeth Doerksen Kehler
Elizabeth Doerksen Kehler

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.

She was predeceased by her husband Jacob J.K Kehler, one son Denis and his wife Helena Kehler, one daughter Rosella, and one grandchild Carol Elaine. Continue reading “Elizabeth Doerksen Kehler (1913-2003)”

Helena Pries Kehler (1935-1983)

Mrs. Helena Kehler , age 47 of Steinbach, Manitoba passed away on March 15, 1983 at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

Helena Pries Kehler
Helena Pries Kehler

Mrs. Helena Kehler , age 47 of Steinbach, Manitoba passed away on March 15, 1983 at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

Funeral service will be held March 19 at 2pm from the Chortitzer Mennonite Church, Steinbach with Rev. Bill Hildebrandt  and Rev. Bill Rempel officiating.

Interment to follow in the Silberfeld CMC Cemetery.

Pallbearers for the service will be Ed Kehler, Edwin Loewen, Ronald Pries, Bradley Pries, Ken Kehler and Mel Schroeder. Continue reading “Helena Pries Kehler (1935-1983)”

Jacob J K Kehler (1911-1982)

January 11, 1982, at his residence, Jacob J. K. Kehler, aged 71 years beloved husband of Elizabeth of Steinbach.

Jacob J K Kehler
Jacob J K Kehler

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.

Besides his beloved wife Elizabeth, Mr. Kehler leaves to cherish his memory: Continue reading “Jacob J K Kehler (1911-1982)”

Denis Doerksen Kehler (1935-1978)

Suddenly October 2, 1978 at a hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay, Denis Kehler, age 42, of Colony Bergthal, Paraguay, formerly of Manitoba.

Denis D. Kehler

Suddenly October 2, 1978 at a hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay, Denis Kehler, age 42, of Colony Bergthal, Paraguay, formerly of Manitoba.

Funeral services were held October 4 in Colony Bergthal and a memorial service was held in the Steinbach Chortitzer Church on October 22, 1978.

Mr. Kehler, who was married to the former Helena Pries, is survived by his wife, three sons, three daughters.

Also, his parents Jacob & Elizabeth Kehler of Elmdale Drive, Steinbach, one grandchild and one son-in-law. He was predeceased by his daughter Carol in 1958. Continue reading “Denis Doerksen Kehler (1935-1978)”

Jacob Schultz Kehler (1886-1945)

Jacob S Kehler
Jacob S Kehler

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.

He was always conscious of his role as the oldest son and not afraid to offer advice to his siblings – always mild and reasonable, accepted without offence. Continue reading “Jacob Schultz Kehler (1886-1945)”