Peter P. (Jim) Kehler (1941-2001)

Peter P. (Jim) Kehler, beloved husband of Carol, passed away on June 2, 2001. Jim was born to Heinrich & Agatha Kehler on April 20, 1941.

On Saturday June 2, 2001 Peter (Jim) Kehler of Mitchell, Manitoba went to be with his Lord at 60 years of age. Jim is survived by his wife Carol Kehler (nee Plett) and his children Doug (fiancée Lisa) Kehler, Helga Kehler, Susan (Jonathan) Tyler, Tanya (Greg) Penner, his treasured granddaughter Morgen Penner, three brothers, three sisters and their spouses. Continue reading “Peter P. (Jim) Kehler (1941-2001)”

Helen Blatz Kehler (1927-2000)

It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing on June 26, 2000 of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Helen (Blatz) Kehler, age 73 years of Steinbach, Man. Mother will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by one daughter Carol Penner (Jim) and two sons, Murray (Joanna) and Wayne (Sandi), all of Steinbach; grandchildren, Lorie and Allan, Brad and Becky, Dillon and Janey, Maegon, Samantha, Jorden and Reegan; and great-grandchildren, Kara and Kas, four brothers, four sisters, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Helen Blatz Kehler
Helen Blatz Kehler

It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing on June 26, 2000 of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Helen (Blatz) Kehler, age 73 years of Steinbach, Man. Mother will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by one daughter Carol Penner (Jim) and two sons, Murray (Joanna) and Wayne (Sandi), all of Steinbach; grandchildren, Lorie and Allan, Brad and Becky, Dillon and Janey, Maegon, Samantha, Jorden and Reegan; and great-grandchildren, Kara and Kas, four brothers, four sisters, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.Mother was predeceased by her husband Jake, mother, father, one brother and two sisters. Continue reading “Helen Blatz Kehler (1927-2000)”

Edward John Doerksen (1947-1996)

Edward John Doerksen
Edward John Doerksen

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward, husband, father and papa on June 8, 1996 at the age of 48.

He was born and raised in the Steinbach area, where he spent the early years of his life working on the family farm. Ed move to Winnipeg in 1966 and it was here where he met his future wife Brenda. They married on June 8, 1968. During their 28 years of marriage they raised two sons and one daughter. Ed worked at K-Tel International for 22 years. He spent the last seven years at Bristol Aero Space. Continue reading “Edward John Doerksen (1947-1996)”

Rev. Heinrich Schultz Kehler (1900-1983)

Henry S Kehler
Henry S Kehler

On Saturday, June 18, 1983 at the Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach, Rev. Heinrich S. Kehler, aged 82 years, beloved husband of Agatha of Mitchell.

Rev. Kehler had been in the ministry for 20 years.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 22, 2pm  from the Chortitzer Mennonite Church in Steinbach with Rev. H.K Schellenberg and Rev. C.G. Peters officiating. Viewing was at the chapel Tuesday, June 21 from 6-8 pm and at the church prior to the service. Interment followed in the Steinbach cemetery. Continue reading “Rev. Heinrich Schultz Kehler (1900-1983)”

Heroism Consists of Hanging on One Minute Longer

Syd Reimer and his brother-in-law Norm Wiens, like many other inhabitants of the Red River Valley, have just been through one the most harrowing months of their lives. The two are long-time residents of Rosenort, a Mennonite village on the Morris River 10 miles northwest of Morris.

P.J.B. Reimer
P.J.B. Reimer

by P.J.B. Reimer

Syd Reimer and his brother-in-law Norm Wiens, like many other inhabitants of the Red River Valley, have just been through one the most harrowing months of their lives. The two are long-time residents of Rosenort, a Mennonite village on the Morris River 10 miles northwest of Morris.

Syd Reimer is a volunteer supervisor with the Mennonite Disaster Service and has had wide experience with floods and disaster cleanup. As a local councillor, Norm Wiens was one of the men in charge of organizing thousands of volunteer workers into efficient work parties in the fight against a flood that proved to be as serious as the Big One of 1950. For the first 10 days of the flood, Norm was away from his flood duties for a total of 21 hours, and not even all of that time was spent in bed.

Read the rest of this article (in PDF), as published in Mennonite Mirror, June 1979.

Weekend Accidents Claim 7 Lives

At least seven people lost their lives accidentally in Manitoba during the weekend, including five people who were killed in a traffic accident early Saturday morning.

Winnipeg Free Press, June 24, 1974

At least seven people lost their lives accidentally in Manitoba during the weekend, including five people who were killed in a traffic accident early Saturday morning.  Dead are:

Jennifer A. Stott, 18, of Niverville, Man.
Allan Regehr, 17 of Tourond, Man
Eric Hiebert, 24, of Niverville.
Donald Kehler, 18, of Ile des Chenes, Man.
Raymond J. Delorme, 21 of St. Pierre, Man.
Georgina Lilly Mason, 8, of Koostatak, Man.
John Conrehene, 7, of the Fort Alexander Reserve.

Miss Stott, Mr. Regehr, Mr. Hiebert, Mr. Kehler and Mr. Delorme were killed early Saturday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 59 about 1 ½ miles north of Ile des Chenes.

Mr. Delorme was alone in the car which he was driving; the other four were in the car driven by Mr. Regehr.

Two other passengers in the Regehr car – Candice Chand, 18, and Wayne Hiebert, 17, both of Niverville – were reported in fair condition at St. Boniface Hospital Monday.

The extent of their injuries was not revealed. Further information on the accident was not available.

Donald Kehler is the oldest son of Neil (Cornelius) & Agnes Kehler, Niverville, MB

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)”

Jacob “Berliner” Kehler (1863-1923)

Jacob Kehler (known commonly as “Berliner” Kehler): farmer and community leader; born on 11 March 1863 in Russia to Gerhard and Susanna (Ketler) Kehler. He was the 10th of fifteen children in the family.

Jacob "Berliner" Kehler
Jacob "Berliner" Kehler

Jacob Kehler (known commonly as “Berliner” Kehler): farmer and community leader; born on 11 March 1863 in Russia to Gerhard and Susanna (Ketler) Kehler. He was the 10th of fifteen children in the family.

The family immigrated to Canada in 1875 when Jacob was 12 years old and settled in Hochfeld, a small village near Steinbach, Manitoba.

He was baptized on 2 June 1884, joining the Chortitzer Mennonite Church.

At age 13, Jacob obtained a job helping out with hauling and carrying jobs for Continue reading “Jacob “Berliner” Kehler (1863-1923)”