Sandy Kettwig (1947-2014)

Sandy Kettwig of Doniphan, Missouri, departed this life June 16, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

She was born December 19, 1947, in Cobden, Illinois, to the late Ed Sweitzer and Georgia (Allen) Sweitzer. Sandy was employed as a custodian at the Doniphan R-1 School District and attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church. She enjoyed a clean home, arts and crafts and especially her dogs.

She was married to Joe Kettwig on May 29, 1965, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Terry (Ryan) Kettwig of Georgia and Joe Kettwig of Doniphan; six grandchildren, Kyle, Preston and Connor of Doniphan and Hunter, Sydney and Dru of Georgia; one great-grandchild, Kayden of Doniphan; three sisters, Phyllis (Jim) Brasser of Doniphan and Linda Goddard and Debra (Les) Gabel, both of Indiana; one brother, Dan (Genna) Holt of Doniphan; one step-brother, Tom Hunter of Arkansas; and two step-sisters, Jeannie Mitchel of Michigan and Mary Thrift of Doniphan.

She was also preceded in death by two step-fathers, Woodson Hunter of Doniphan and Bob Holt of Indiana; and three step-brothers, Cliff Holt, Vic Holt and Dwayne Hunter.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan. The funeral service will take place Thursday morning, June 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Pope Chapel Cemetery near Doniphan.


Kurt Dolf Michael Kettwig (1958-2014)

Kurt D. Kettwig, 55, of La Center, Washington passed away at his home on March 19, 2014. He was born September 21, 1958 in Portland, Oregon to Larry and Linda Kettwig.

He was kind, caring, always willing to help someone out. He loved nature, fishing, music, and being with friends and family
Kurt is survived by his daughter, Angel Kettwig; grandchildren, Caleb Peters and Keira Hartford; and sister, Kim Reynolds. He is preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Linda.


Todd Alan Kettwig (1967-2013)

Todd Alan Kettwig (12 Aug 1967 – 20 May 2013)

Family, friends, the California Highway Patrol Gold Run Area and an entire community are deeply saddened to report the passing of Officer Todd Alan Kettwig. Born August 12, 1967, Todd grew up with a love of trains and the California Highway Patrol. Todd graduated from DeLaSalle High School in 1986 and attended Diablo Valley College obtaining an Associate’s Degree in 1988. Todd graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy on October 25, 1990, serving as the Gold Run Area public information officer. Todd remained an important member of the Gold Run Area Squad throughout a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. His tremendous work ethic will forever be remembered.

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Michele D. Kettwig (1952-2013)

FRANKLIN, NH – Michele D. Kettwig, 60, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the New London Hospital. She was born in Titusville, PA on May 10, 1952 and received her Nursing Degree from Youville Hospital. Michele had previously worked for many years at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and later for Jarit Instruments. Most recently she had been employed by Case Medical as a Nurse Consultant. Michele had also helped her husband in the operation of the Andover Arms Guest House in Andover, NH.

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Robert A. Kettwig (1918-2005)

Kettwig, Robert A.
October 2, 1918 – September 20, 2005

WHITEWATER (Wisconsin) — Robert A. Kettwig, 86, of Whitewater, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Ft. Memorial Health Services in Ft. Atkinson, WI. He was born in Waterloo, IA, on Oct. 2, 1918, the son of Oliver and Minnie (Yungmann) Kettwig. He married Jane E. Graham in Whitewater on Dec. 24, 1939; she preceded him in death on March 2, 1990. He was a member of the American Legion Post #173 in Whitewater and a past member of the Whitewater School Board. He owned and operated a paint and wallpaper store.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Mary (Wally) Goeglein of Whitewater and Estelle (Michael) Villwock of Tacoma, WA; 2 sons, Thomas (Toni) Kettwig of Poinciana, FL, and Dan (Katherine) Kettwig of Port Orchard, WA; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Mary) Kettwig of Janesville; and 2 sisters, Joyce (Don) Simon and Marianne (Jerry) Steck, both of Whitewater. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Richard Kettwig. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the OLSEN FUNERAL HOME in Whitewater. Graveside services will then be held at the Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater with Military Honors.

Source: (Published Thursday September 22, 2005)

Uffa Rients (1917-2005)

FLANAGAN — Uffa L. Rients, 87, of Flanagan, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday (July 7, 2005) at Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan.

His funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan, with the Rev. Paul Lellelid officiating. Burial will be in St. Petri Lutheran Cemetery, with full military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, and for one hour before services Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Petri Lutheran Church or Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan.

He was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Minonk Township, the son of Louis and Gesena Kettwich Rients. He married Esther A. Rustman on Sept. 28, 1941, in Flanagan. She survives.


Also surviving are four daughters, Janice (Stan) Weber, Minonk; Joyce Aggertt, San Jose; Judy (Lynn) Messamore, Norfolk, Va.; and Joan Rients, Flanagan; one son, Jeff (Patti) Rients, Flanagan; one brother, Alvin (Irma Jean) Rients, Flanagan; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Rients, Flanagan; and Ardythe Rustman, Pontiac; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Minnie) Rustman, Streator; and Paul Marshall, Flanagan; 11 grandchildren, Tom Weber, John Weber, Jay Rients, Steven Messamore, Michelle Wiseman, Karen Conrad, Jennifer Aggertt, Kimberly Smith, Gale Frisby, Jessica Rients and Jenna Rients; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Joe Aggertt; two brothers, Tjark Rients and LeRoy Rients; and two grandchildren, Michael L. Messamore and Julie Ann Aggertt.

He was a life long member of St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan, where he served on the church council in several capacities, and was on the St. Petri Mission Society. He was a life long farmer and a member of the Livingston County Farm Bureau.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, where he received two Bronze Stars. He served in the Philippine Liberation, where he received a Bronze Star. He also received a Good Conduct Medal and the Combat & Expert Infantry Man Badges. He was in the 136th Infantry, 33rd Division, Company D from April 1942 to November 1945. He was a member of the Flanagan and Long Point American Legions.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, farming and most of all his family and his faith.

Source, Friday, July 8, 2005

Norman Warnkes (1915-2005)

TOLUCA – Norman L. Warnkes, 90, of the Pattonsburg area, died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home, Toluca, with the Rev. Tim Barber officiating.

Burial will be in Pattonsburg-Moss Cemetery, rural Toluca.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today (Friday) at the memorial home.

Born March 3, 1915, in rural Benson, he was the son of Edward and Sena (Johnson) Warnkes. He married Velda Kolb on Nov. 9, 1947, near Benson. She survives.

Also surviving are daughters, RoJean (Mrs. Dale) Coleson of Varna and Lois (Randy) Noll of Toluca; a son, Lorin (Charlene) Warnkes of Washburn; a sister,Mabel (Mrs. Alfred) Kettwich of Minonk; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a wife and two daughters in 1946, and a sister.

Norman and his wife, Velda, lived and farmed in the Pattonsburg-LaRose area for 58 years.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Memorials may be directed to the Toluca Ambulance Fund or Washburn Ambulance fund.


Elaine (Bymers) Kettwig (1918-2005)

Elaine (Bymers) Kettwig, 87, of Union City, CA, died Sunday, April 24, 2005 at Valley Memorial Hospital in Pleasanton, CA.

A memorial service will be held May 7 at 1 p.m. at the Graham Hitch Funeral Home. A committal service will be held in the Crary Cemetery in July.

Elaine, the oldest of 11 children, was born Jan. 13, 1918 to William and Alice Bymers in Doyon, ND. As a small child, she moved to Crary, ND. She graduated from Crary High School in 1936.


On Dec. 5, 1937 she married Joseph L. Kettwig in Oakland, CA. They lived in Alameda, CA, when they were first married, later moving to Oakland, CA and last to Union City. She continued living in Union City until she entered Bethany Memorial Home in January of 2004. Joseph died Sept. 21, 1992.

Elaine was a foster parent for 25 years when they lived in Oakland. She loved all the kids and heard from many after they were grown.

She is survived by a son, Joseph Kettwig, Jr. of Livermore, CA; three granddaughters, Erin Kettwig, Lynn (Dominic) Pattinato and Joanne Nelson; three step-grandchildren, Randy, Robbie and Chris Cellete; three great-grandchildren, Joseph and Amanda Pattinato and Jessica Nelson; five sisters, Viola Hardy of Newark, CA, Alice Atherton of Devils Lake, ND, Irma Wilson of Sparks, NV, Arliss (Richard) Allums of Antioch, CA and Corrine (Don) Carroll of Yuma, AZ; one brother, Bergeth Bymers of Devils Lake; three brothers-in-law, Al Hahn of Yuma, AZ, Elwood Jensen and Bob Cellete of Crystal, MN; and one sister-in-law, Nancy Bymers of Spokane, WA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents; daughter, Karen Nelson; step-daughter, Leona Cellete; two brothers, Donald and Jack Bymers; three sisters, Jessie Frith, Shirley Hahn and Darla Jensen; sister-in-law, Tillie Bymers; and three brothers-in-law, Hugh Hardy, Paul Atherton and Bill Wilson.

Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, will be handling the local arrangements.


[Source: Devils Lake Journal



Elaine F. Kettwig died April  24, 2005 in Pleasanton. She was  87.
The Minnesota native had  lived in Union City for 35 years  and Oakland for 34 years. She  was a homemaker, foster parent,  and childcare provider. Her affiliations  included Sons of Norway,  Snorre Lodge #61 of Hayward.
She enjoyed her grandchildren  and great grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Joseph  L. Kettwig, Jr. of Livermore,  a brother Bus Bymers of North  Dakota; sisters Viola Hardy of  Newark, Alice Atherton of North  Dakota, Irma Wilson of Nevada,  Billie Allums of Antioch, and  Corrine Carr of Arizona, three  grandchildren and two great  grandchildren, as well as numerous  nieces and nephews.

She was  preceded in death by her husband  of 56 years, Joseph Kettwig in  1992, a daughter Karen Nelson  in 2001, and three sisters and two  brothers.

Funeral services will be held  at 1 p.m. Sat., May 7 at Graham-  Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St.,  Pleasanton. Burial will be in  Devils Lake, North Dakota.  Donations in her name may  be made to Children’s Hospital,  PO Box 2054, Oakland, CA  94604-2054.  Please sign the guest book at


Florence Elsie (Kettwich) Durre (1912-2004)

Florence Elsie (Kettwich) Durre, 92
FLANAGAN — Florence Elsie Durre, 92, of Flanagan, died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 12, 2004) at the Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan, with the Rev. Paul Lellelid officiating. Burial will be at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Petri Lutheran Church or the Good Samaritan Home, both Flanagan.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1912, at Livingston County, to Carl Kettwich and Minnie Harms Kettwich. She married Fred W. Durre on Feb. 14, 1939, at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan.

Survivors include her husband Fred W. Durre, Flanagan; one daughter, Carolyn (Emil) Blobaum, St. Joseph; two sons, Ronald (Betty Jo) Durre, Strawn, and Reynold (Sandy) Durre, Stevens Point, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Petri Lutheran Church, Flanagan. She taught Sunday school for over 42 years, sang in the church choir, belonged to the women’s bible study group and served as church organist for a few years.

Mrs. Durre was also active in the Mission Society.


[Source: Minonk Talk]

David Chambers (1949-2004)

David Chambers, 55, of Mason City, formerly of Charles City, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at his residence.

Funeral services for David Chambers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. Pastor Ruth Yeaton, of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday.

David Gene Chambers was born July 4, 1949, at Charles City, the son of Von and Gloria (Rice) Chambers. He graduated from the Charles City High School in 1967. On August 22, 1971, he was united in marriage to Diana Dee Lampman at the Little Brown Church.

Diana died on August 24, 1989. David worked at White Farm Equipment Company, John Deere, Druggist Mutual and Western-Southern Mutual. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, watching television and movies, going for rides and enjoying the outdoors on his deck.

Living family members include two children, Lisa (Shawn) Kettwig of Manly, and Matt Chambers of Mason City; three grandchildren, Nathan and Nicholas Kettwig and Dylan Chambers; his parents, Von and Gloria Chambers of Charles City; and two sisters, Becky (Pete) Johnston of Ionia, and Vicky (Dave) Rich of Algona.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323,, is in charge of arrangements.

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