The Ministry of Flowers

Part of the history of Salem Evangelical Church (Rochester, New York):

The beautiful custom of placing flowers on the altar every Sunday began November 26, 1911. The first flowers were given by Mrs. Minnie Nelson Gerhard, Miss Amelia Kall, and Miss Lena Kettwig. Immediately thereafter Mrs. J. George Kaelber spoke to Miss Kettwig and suggested that flowers be placed on the altar every Sunday. Mrs. Kaelber offered them for the following Sunday, and the donors on the remaining Sundays of the month were: Mrs. Julius C. Hoffman, Mrs. Katharine Loeffler, Miss Emma Hess, and Mrs. Mary Milow. Since that time there has not been a Sunday without flowers on the altar. After accomplishing their purpose in church on Sunday, these flowers have been sent with messages of comfort and cheer to many hundreds of sick, shut-ins and afflicted in homes and hospitals.

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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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Marna Sue Kettwich (1951-2011)

(Thanks to Sue Kettwich Bruch for keeping me informed!)

Marna Sue Rutledge Kettwich, 59, of O’Fallon, IL, born October 1, 1951 in Arthur, IL passed away September 1, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Marna attended First Baptist Church of O’Fallon for the majority of her adult life. A graduate of Arthur High School in 1969, Marna continued her education at McKendree University, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Society, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1973 with a double-major in English Education and History. While at McKendree, Marna, affectionately known as Marn, met her loving husband Paul. In 1977, she earned a Master of the Arts in Counseling from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Continue reading Marna Sue Kettwich (1951-2011)

Marna Sue Kettwich (1951-2011)

[Englisch] (Thanks to Sue Kettwich Bruch for keeping me informed!)

Marna Sue Rutledge Kettwich, 59, of O’Fallon, IL, born October 1, 1951 in Arthur, IL passed away September 1, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Marna attended First Baptist Church of O’Fallon for the majority of her adult life. A graduate of Arthur High School in 1969, Marna continued her education at McKendree University, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Society, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1973 with a double-major in English Education and History. While at McKendree, Marna, affectionately known as Marn, met her loving husband Paul. In 1977, she earned a Master of the Arts in Counseling from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Continue reading Marna Sue Kettwich (1951-2011)

Allen J. Kettwich (1942-2011)

(Obituary kindly provided by Allen’s sister Sue Kettwich Bruch)

MINONK — Allen J. Kettwich, 68, Waite Park, Minn., formerly of Minonk, died Monday (Aug. 22, 2011) at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness.
Allen requested that his body be donated to medical research. Memorial contributions may be made in Allen’s memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2025 East River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
Born Dec. 3, 1942, in Streator, son of Orville and Freida Kettwich, he lived in Minonk; Rockford; Crown Point, Ind.; and Waite Park, Minn. At the time of his death, he was employed by Coborn’s Inc. as the director of manufacturing. Allen was a Master Mason, and was elected to the Upper Midwest Bakery Association Hall of Fame in 2009. Continue reading Allen J. Kettwich (1942-2011)

Allen J. Kettwich (1942-2011)

( Nachruf freundlicherweise von Allens Schwester Sue Kettwich Bruch zur Verfügung gestellt)

MINONK – Allen J. Kettwich , 68, Waite Park , Minnesota, ehemals Minonk , starb am Montag ( 22. August 2011 ) zu Hause von Familie und Freunden umgeben, nach einem mutigen Kampf mit einer längeren Krankheit.
Allen hat seinen Körper der medizinischen Forschung gespendet. Spenden in Allen’s Gedenken können an Shriners Hospital for Children 2025 East River Parkway , Minneapolis, MN 55419 vorgenommen werden.
Geboren 3. Dezember 1942 , in Streator , Sohn von Orville und Freida Kettwich , lebte er in Minonk ; Rockford , Crown Point , Indiana , und Waite Park , Minnesota.  Zum Zeitpunkt seines Todes , war er als Leiter der Fertigung bei Coborn Inc. beschäftigt. Allen war ein Meister der Freimaurer, und wurde im Upper Midwest Bäckerei Verband Hall of Fame im Jahr 2009 gewählt. Continue reading Allen J. Kettwich (1942-2011)

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

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.

Source: http://www.crawfordfuneralchapel.com

Clarence Kettwich (1914-2008)

[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!