December 14, 1930 – July 14, 2019
The family of Anna Keppler (Annie) is sad to announce her passing at the age of 88. For the past several years Annie resided at Middlechurch Home, where she made many friends with staff and other residents. Previous to this Annie called East Kildonan her home. Here she raised her three children and cared for her beautifully kept yard and home.
Anna is was predeceased by her husband Hermann Keppler in 2004, her mother Maria Rempel (Schbanzikowa) in 2003 and very early in their lives her sister Nadia and her brother Alexander passed in the USSR. Annie was born in 1930, in Irkutzk. In 1950 she arrived in Manitoba and was joined by fiancé Hermann Keppler in 1951, they married in 1951. Left with her memory are her elder sister Asja Dietze (and family); Annie’s children, Alvin (Karen) Keppler, Dieter (Midge) Keppler, Robert (Karen) Keppler; grandchildren, Zeena, Christopher, Jonathan, Christina, Rebecca, Heather and Melanie; great-grandchildren Liam, Taylor, Carter, and Dylan.
Annie loved her family dearly and she also had a warm spot for her cats and dogs, of which there were always one or two in the house. Friends will remember her as a warm and giving soul who could and would speak her truth even if it pinched a bit.
Our family gives very special thanks to the staff and her resident friends at Middlechurch Home for their special care and friendship. If you wish to honour Annie, donations may be made to an animal charity of your choice.
A short service is planned on Tuesday July 23 at 10:00 am at Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Highway, followed by a light lunch. Family members are invited to attend Interment at Elmwood Cemetery after services and lunch.
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Al and Dianne Brockmeyer
July 20, 2019
Karen and Alvin,
It is with sadness that we today learned of your loss. And while we never personally met your mother, her obituary describes a strong, remarkable and giving individual. We send our heartfelt sympathy at the loss that you are feeling at this time. Thinking of you both as you navigate the days that lie ahead.
Al and Dianne