[Englisch] Clarence Gerhart Kettwich, 94, Minonk, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 9, 2008) at the Apostolic Christian Home, Roanoke.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk. The Rev. Craig Swenson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Benson. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service Saturday at the church. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com
He was born June 27, 1914, in Minonk, a son of Henry and Phoebe Barth Kettwich. He married Elda L. Moritz on Oct. 29, 1940, in Benson. She passed away Feb. 11, 1984. He later married Lillian Harms in 1985 in Minonk. She passed away in 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Larry (Lynn) Kettwich, Lake Villa, and Donald (Sharon) Kettwich, Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Jeanne Kettwich, East Peoria; one sister, Ruth Timmerman, Minonk; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Clarence was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk.
Clarence farmed in the Minonk area for 50 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed doing woodworking, tinkering in his shop and bird hunting.
He was a member of the Woodford County Farm Bureau and a past member of the Minonk Sportsmen’s Club.
Thanks to Amy Robbins-Tjaden for providing this obituary!