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Memorable Manitobans: Gerhard Solomon Rempel (c1896-1969)

Educator.

Born near Steinbach around 1896, he moved to Saskatchewan and taught school there for 25 years and also entered the ministry. He and his wife Helena “Helen” (?-1984) married in July 1918 and they had six children: Dr. Averno Rempel, George Rempel, Rosella Rempel (1920-2005, wife of Arthur L. “Art” Baerg), Norma Helen Rempel (?-2004, wife of Aleck J. Robson), along with two daughters who died at a young age, three-year old Lola Rempel and infant Doris Rempel. In 1942, he and his family returned to Steinbach, where he was the Pastor of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church for 14 years. He returned to the classroom as Principal of Mitchell School (1956-?) and teaching Principal at Bristol School (1960-1961). before resuming tenure behind the pulpit as the first Pastor (1961-c1965) of the Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach. He died at the Steinbach Bethesda Hospital on 9 April 1969 and was buried in the Steinbach Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1969, page 33.

Obituary [Helen Rempel], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 1984, page 28.

Obituary [Norma Robson], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 2004.

Obituary [Rosella Baerg], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 2005, page 23.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 17 March 2016

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