Emmo and Ricka Kettwig

Emmo (Emil) Jürgens Kettwig (1877-1955) oo Ricka Luken

The history of the Kettwig family can be traced back to the year 1572 in Northern Germany where the family originated. Emmo was the son of Haukelena and Jürgen Kettwig, born in Hesel, Ostfriesland, Germany, in 1877. He grew to young manhood there before coming to America. At this time all young men had to serve in the German army, which Emmo and his brothers did not want to do. One brother John C. and sister Irene came before him. They settled at Daws [Dows], Iowa, where they had relatives. Emmo returned to Germany in 1900 to visit his parents and never saw them again. In 1903 he came to South Dakota where he met and married Ricka Luken Nov. 13, 1907. They farmed in the Hazel area. The Kettwigs moved to Watertown [South Dakota, SD] in 1950. Emmo passed away in May, 1955 and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Continue reading Emmo and Ricka Kettwig

Johann and Anna Kettwig

Johann Christian Kettwig (1875-1951) oo Anna M. Luken (1889-1981)

Brother of Emme (Emil) Jürgens Kettwig (1877-?) and Jürgen Harminus Kettwig (1894-1920).
John C. Kettwig was born Oct. 31, 1875 at Hesel, Ostfriesland, Germany. At the age of 15 he came to the United States as an immigrant whose passage was paid by an uncle who already lived in Iowa. In turn, John worked as a farm laborer for him for five years to repay this passage. After farming in Iowa, he came to South Dakota in 1905. He and his brother Emil rented land just on the southern edge of Codington County, South Dakota, three miles north of Hazel. By 1907 he had built a house and farm buildings four miles north and one west of Hazel, presently owned by Earl Paulsen. Continue reading Johann and Anna Kettwig

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.

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

[Englisch] 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.

Source: http://www.crawfordfuneralchapel.com

Lillian P. Kettwig (1919-2008)

Funeral services for Lillian P. Kettwig, age 89, of Watertown, SD, formerly Hazel, SD will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 in the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Watertown. Rev. Benjamin Radtke will officiate. Music will be provided by Karen Mischke as organist with congregational singing. Lillian passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at a care center in Watertown. She was the widow of Johnny Kettwig.

Burial will be in the Hazel Cemetery, Hazel, SD. Honorary pallbearers will be: Robin Risvold, Stacy Billings, Aurelia Sasse, Paula Kirton, Natalie Billo, Megan Kettwig, Anna Kettwig, Amanda Surat, Kelly Keszler, and Terra Kettwig. Active pallbearers will be: Mike Risvold, Pete Billings, Damon Sasse, Danny Kirton, Nathan Billo, Raleigh Kettwig, Jason Kettwig, Joshua Kettwig, and Trinity Surat.

Visitation will be in the Crawford Funeral Chapel, Watertown, SD on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and prior to services at the church on Tuesday. The family is requested to meet at the church on Tuesday by 10:00 a.m. for a prayer service.

Lillian was born on April 6, 1919 at Henry, SD to Carl and Hertha (Boehnke) Lohmiller. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henry, SD. Lillian graduated from Henry High School.

On September 30, 1940, Lillian married Johnny Kettwig at Henry, SD. The couple began farming and later ran the Hazel Café for ten years, while still farming. The couple farmed their entire life.

Lillian was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henry for 80 years and was currently a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. She enjoyed her grandkids and playing pinochle. Lillian’s home was open to whoever stopped. Her entire family was important to her. She enjoyed quilting and has made quilts for all her children and grandchildren.

Lillian is survived by four sons: Richard and his wife, Kay Kettwig, of Minnetrista, MN, Douglas and his wife, Carole Kettwig, of Watertown, SD, Leslie and his wife, Beverly Kettwig, of Surprise, AZ, and Leland and his wife, Bette Kettwig, of Hazel, SD; one daughter, Judy and her husband , Richard Sasse, of Sun City, AZ; one brother, LaVerne and his wife, Betty Lohmiller, of Hot Springs, SD; one sister, Alvina and her husband, Clare Reiter of Kiel, WI; two sisters-in-law, Doris Schamens of Hazel, SD and Grace Lohmiller of Custer, SD; ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny; one son, Steven; her parents; and one brother, Adolf.

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Lillian P. Kettwig (1919-2008)

[Englisch] Funeral services for Lillian P. Kettwig, age 89, of Watertown, SD, formerly Hazel, SD will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 in the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Watertown. Rev. Benjamin Radtke will officiate. Music will be provided by Karen Mischke as organist with congregational singing. Lillian passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at a care center in Watertown. She was the widow of Johnny Kettwig.

Burial will be in the Hazel Cemetery, Hazel, SD. Honorary pallbearers will be: Robin Risvold, Stacy Billings, Aurelia Sasse, Paula Kirton, Natalie Billo, Megan Kettwig, Anna Kettwig, Amanda Surat, Kelly Keszler, and Terra Kettwig. Active pallbearers will be: Mike Risvold, Pete Billings, Damon Sasse, Danny Kirton, Nathan Billo, Raleigh Kettwig, Jason Kettwig, Joshua Kettwig, and Trinity Surat.

Visitation will be in the Crawford Funeral Chapel, Watertown, SD on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and prior to services at the church on Tuesday. The family is requested to meet at the church on Tuesday by 10:00 a.m. for a prayer service.

Lillian was born on April 6, 1919 at Henry, SD to Carl and Hertha (Boehnke) Lohmiller. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henry, SD. Lillian graduated from Henry High School.

On September 30, 1940, Lillian married Johnny Kettwig at Henry, SD. The couple began farming and later ran the Hazel Café for ten years, while still farming. The couple farmed their entire life.

Lillian was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henry for 80 years and was currently a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. She enjoyed her grandkids and playing pinochle. Lillian’s home was open to whoever stopped. Her entire family was important to her. She enjoyed quilting and has made quilts for all her children and grandchildren.

Lillian is survived by four sons: Richard and his wife, Kay Kettwig, of Minnetrista, MN, Douglas and his wife, Carole Kettwig, of Watertown, SD, Leslie and his wife, Beverly Kettwig, of Surprise, AZ, and Leland and his wife, Bette Kettwig, of Hazel, SD; one daughter, Judy and her husband , Richard Sasse, of Sun City, AZ; one brother, LaVerne and his wife, Betty Lohmiller, of Hot Springs, SD; one sister, Alvina and her husband, Clare Reiter of Kiel, WI; two sisters-in-law, Doris Schamens of Hazel, SD and Grace Lohmiller of Custer, SD; ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny; one son, Steven; her parents; and one brother, Adolf.

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Dick Kettwig (travelling 1906)

Dick (Dirk) Kettwig travelled on the Kaiser Wilhelm II from Bremen to New York from January 9-17 1906. He must have been on a short visit to his home country and was now on the way back to his wife in Lennox, South Dakota, where they had been living since 1882. Continue reading Dick Kettwig (travelling 1906)