Thursday, May 8th, 2008
Former New Bremen resident, Mary E. Kettler, 88, died at 11:20 a.m. May 6, 2008, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys.
She was born July 30, 1919, near Celina. to Carl H. and Jessie Hudson Sanders. On March 30, 1940, she married Harold "Sparky" Kettler, who died Oct. 30, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald, Augusta, Ga., and Donald (Sue), New Bremen; a daughter, Nancy (Ray) McMaster, New Bremen; a sister-in-law Ruth, New Knoxville; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Gerald, Raymond, Bernard and an infant; four sisters, Mildred Sanders, Norma Finkenbine, Bertha Sanders and Doris Czech, and a grandson.
She was a homemaker and had worked at the former Mersman Corp., Celina and the former Sieberling Latex, New Bremen. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Woodman of the World Camp 149, New Bremen, and a 1939 graduate of Celina High School.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Leah Matthes officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund.
Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.