Passed on: March 21st, 2016
Edward Allen Kehler passed away in a resort in Holguin, Cuba, on February 21, 2016. A memorial Service was held Monday, March 7, 2016 from Trailview Alliance Church with John Kehler leading the service. The pianist was Ruth Kehler and organist was Dianne Janzen. The obituary was read by Lorne Wiens and a life tribute was presented by Ryan Baumann. The ushers were Les Ferh, Leroy Hattum, Rick Kehler, John Peters, Ken Peters and Allen Wiens. The interment service will be held at the Schanzenfeld Cemetery at a later date. Edward was born in Swift Current on March 13, 1951. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Susie Kehler, his brother Wesley Kehler, and brothers-in-law Ted Baumann and Ken Wall. Ed is survived by son Christopher (Aidan and Megan), daughter-in-law; Melissa, daughter Carri (Calvin) Dahl (Hadley and Esmae), sisters Mary Lou (Sid) Koethler, Nancy Baumann-Wall, Joan (Roland) Schafer and Lorraine Kehler. Nieces and nephews; Kim Koethler, Curt (Tiffany) Koethler, Kevin (Janine) Baumann, Craig (Christy) Baumann, Ryan (Melanie) Baumann, Ian (Laurel) Schafer, Alexis (Jay) Harvey, Erica Schafer, Evan (Kristin) Schafer, Kortney Kehler-Shaw and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Ed received his elementary and high school education at Wymark School. He was a member of all team sports and particularly enjoyed curling. After high school, Ed started farming with his Dad. When his Dad passed away in 1973, he took over the family farm with his brother and brother-in-law. For several years, Ed worked for McIntosh Furniture in Swift Current where he installed carpets and delivered furniture. He married Jackie Hiebert in 1974. Their son Chris was born in 1976 and their daughter Carri in 1979. He continued farming with Chris until his passing. Ed's grandchildren were very special to him. Their playfulness would often have him laughing out loud. Ed's great sense of humour and a knack for story-telling. He could elaborate on the most minute details which by themselves were not funny, but in the way he told the story, he would have everyone in stitches. In later years, Ed looked forward to and enjoyed what became annual tropical vacations with family and friends. In 2006, Ed's health deteriorated when he suffered a collapsed lung. The following year, he had surgery to remove part of one lung. Although he was limited physically, he spent many hours with Chris on his farm lending a hand wherever he could. He was more than happy to be the right hand man by moving machinery, picking up parts and working cattle with his quad. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Wymark Athletic Association. Warren's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-773-8831 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.