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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Lehmann Reimer (1911-1999)

Educator.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Hanover on 19 September 1911, son of Anna Lehmann, he attended teacher training and worked for 42 years in rural Manitoba schools. His career included teaching at Greenland School (1932-1936) and was Principal of Gruenfeld School (1945-1964) and Woodlawn School (1954-1966) in Steinbach. On 17 September 1933, he married Katie Johanna Wiebe (1910-2006) at Winkler and they had four daughters, one of whom was Lorna Reimer (?-1988, wife of Mr. Kreutzer). He died at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach on 26 October 1999 and was buried in the Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Ex-students return to honor schoolmaster,” Steinbach Carillon News, 10 July 1964, page 1.

Obituary, Steinbach Carillon News, 1 November 1999, page 9.

Obituary [Katie Johanna Reimer], Steinbach Carillon News, 21 June 2007, page 11A.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 April 2020

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