Peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020 David Kehler passed away at the Tuxedo Villa in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 100 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Linda, daughter Sharon Gross, great granddaughter Sara Jane, parents Johann and Helena Kehler, siblings John (Louella), Helen (Jake), Nettie (Charlie), Mary (Jake), Frank (Annie), Jake (Marie), Peter (Esther), Harry (Doreen), Ben (Martha), Agathe (John), Kay (Dick), three sisters in their childhood, Tina, Annie and Dora along with sponsored family from the Netherlands, Hessel & Jenny Dethmers.
David will be lovingly remembered by his children Darrell (Iris) Kehler of High River, AB, Marvin (Darlene) Kehler of High Bluff, MB, Marcia (Johannes) Neuschwander of Fortier, MB and son-in-law Terry (Shirley) Gross, grandchildren Darren (Alyssa), Kimberly Gross, Adam (Trish) Kehler, Jon (Abbey) Kehler, Jared (Kristin) Kehler, Elyse (Justin) Plett, Daniel (Randi) Kehler, Timothy Neuschwander along with many great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dad had an adventurous spirit and was not afraid to try anything. He loved farming and the care of animals. It was difficult for him to leave the farm but he filled his time with gardening, growing both flowers and vegetables. Dad enjoyed woodworking and horsemanship. He took time to teach us children the skills in caring for, training and riding horses. Over the years, Dad was very active in church life both in Morden and Newton. He was a Sunday School teacher, an usher and deacon. He volunteered at family camp and for the Progressive Conservative Party.
One of Dad's sayings that helped in his life's journey was “God is good!” even through all the negative times. He believed it and was thankful to God. He would share his gratitude for God's goodness with all who would listen.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Newton Community Fellowship Church at 11:00 am led by John Nikkel. Viewing will take place prior to the service. A private family burial will take place at the Methodist Cemetery in High Bluff.
Donations in memory of David can be made to Youth for Christ 60 Tupper Street N., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1W8.
A tree will be planted and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com 204-857-4021