Donna J. (Kettwig) Ingalls (1948-2011)

Funeral Mass for Donna J. (Mrs. Wayne) Ingalls, age 62, of rural Hazel, SD, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, SD. Fr. Doug Binsfeld will officiate with Fr. Kevin O’Dell as concelebrant. Music will be provided by Becky McGillivary as organist with Leanne Giessinger as soloist. Donna passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Watertown. Honorary pallbearers will be Donna’s grandchildren: Hayden Ingalls, Lexi Ingalls, Madison Ingalls, and Karlie Ingalls. Active pallbearers will be Donna’s nephews: Tim Ingalls, Tom Ingalls, Michael Lane, Mark Lane, Ken Wangen, Chad Wangen, Clint Ingalls, and Tony Ingalls.

Visitation will be at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. Scripture Wake Service. Visitation will continue on Friday prior to services at the church. The family is requested to meet at the church on Friday by 10:30 a.m. to attend the services.

Donna J. Kettwig was born July 7, 1948, in Sioux City, IA, and was raised by her parents Herman & Margaret (Lantgen) Kettwig on their family farm near Hazel, SD. She attended school in Hazel, where she graduated from high school in 1966. Following graduation, she was employed by Midland National Life Insurance Company and Minnesota Rubber in Watertown.

Donna was united in marriage to Wayne Ingalls on February 19, 1972, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Henry, SD, where she was a lifetime member. She was a woman of deep Christian faith. Donna, along with her husband of 39 years, raised their four sons on a farm near Hazel, SD.

She was a long-time participant in Hamlin County 4-H, where she was active in showing livestock and competing in high school rodeo. She also remained involved in the 4-H club with her children. Donna loved the outdoors, gardening, raising livestock, and being able to fully devote her time and passion to what she loved the most; raising her four sons. She also enjoyed traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends, neighbors, and family. After raising her children, she found joy in working with students as a substitute teacher in the Watertown School District. One of the recent highlights in her life was being able the experience the joys of being a grandma. Donna truly cherished seeing family and friends, and enjoyed being a part of their lives.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Wayne Ingalls, Hazel, SD; her mother, Margaret Kettwig, Watertown, SD; her four sons: Dwayne (Emily) Ingalls, Baltic, SD, Warren Ingalls, Minneapolis, MN, Bryan (Kaylene) Ingalls, Sioux Falls, SD, and David Ingalls, Minneapolis, MN; her grandchildren: Hayden, Lexi, Madison and Karlie Ingalls; and her extended family: Kevin Brist, Watertown, SD, Eileen Miller, Sioux Falls, SD, Barbara (David) Wibben, Oakdale, MN, Jackie (Leo) Drew, Sioux Falls, SD, James Miller, Sioux Falls, SD, and Paul Miller, Sioux Falls, SD.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Kettwig.