Obituary of Tina Kehler
It is with very sad hearts that we announce the passing of Katharina (Tina) Kehler on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the age of 99.
She leaves to mourn one daughter, Tina (Jake) Giesbrecht, two sons, Peter (Hildie) and George (Helen), 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Henry (Susan) Kehler and Ben Hiebert.
She was predeceased by her husband, George, her parents, Peter and Maria Friesen, two brothers, four sisters, and two granddaughters in infancy.
Katharina was born on September 4,1920 in Prefontaine, MB.
She married the love of her life, George D. Kehler on July 16, 1942 and began farming together in the Randolph area.
Tina spent the first years of her marriage raising their family and working alongside George on their farm. In later years she worked for a time at Granny’s.
Some of her greatest joys were gardening, making crafts with her grandchildren and spoiling them. She loved fixing up dolls and sewing doll clothes for her ever-growing doll collection.
Mom and Dad spent countless hours woodworking, staining, painting, fixing many items for the family. They also had a love of puzzling and would spend their time working on many.
They moved off the farm to Mitchell in 1972 and lived there until their move to Steinbach in 2002.
Her last years were spent in Bethesda Place where she made many friends, especially with the exceptional staff!
The family would like to thank Dr. Brittany Penner and the staff at Bethesda Place for their excellent care.
A public come & go viewing will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB, followed by a private family funeral service at 3:00 p.m. You are invited to join the family via livestream by visiting the following link 15 minutes prior to the service. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN8YekZwMTIuyg_fy2tIBQg/live
Private family interment to follow at Mitchell Gospel Church Cemetery, Mitchell, MB.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Katharina may be made to a charity of one’s choice.