Kehler, Anne

Anne Kehler (nee Peters)

1916 - 2016


Kehler anne SQAnne Kehler passed away peacefully on May 17, 2016 at the age of 99 at Salem Personal Care Home in Winkler, MB where she had spent the last 7½ years of her life. She is survived by three children, Mary Braun, Leonard and Nettie Kehler, Jake and Esther Dyck, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and two sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by her husband, Ben A. Kehler, son-in-law, Ernie Braun, her parents and all her brothers and sisters.

She grew up on a family farm in Rosenort, MB now known as Rosetown, where she spent the first 19 years of her life. She was baptized upon the confession of her faith at the Old Colony Mennonite Church in Rosenort, MB. Mom met Dad at a village youth games night. Mom and Dad got married September 29, 1935, on an exceptionally warm fall day. Mom often recounted on how beautiful the weather had been and that they were able to have their lunch under the trees. Mom and Dad spent the first number of years farming in the Kronsthal District where she enjoyed taking care of the household and caring for the farm animals and raising their first two children. Due to circumstances they moved to Steinbach, MB where their daughter, Esther was born.

They decided Winkler would be their final move and where they would retire. Here, Mom enjoyed singing in various choirs, attending ladies fellowship in their church, and also serving at various church functions. She also prided herself in her cooking and loved to share with others. She really enjoyed having family over for meals. Grandchildren were a big part of her life; she made sure that they got a phone call every birthday. She also made sure she always had the grandkids' favourite baking on hand. During her last 7½ years of life she made many friends at Salem Home. After the passing of her closest friend and neighbor, she often felt very lonely. She had a strong faith which helped her through situations as these and we took comfort in knowing where she would spend eternity.

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday May 20, 2016 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Winkler Cemetery. We would like to say a special thank you to Cottonwood Staff for their excellent care and love for Mom. We rejoice that Mom is now in her heavenly home and united with Dad. She missed him so much. Mom we love you and will miss you. The family

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements