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Georgiana B. Kettler | Obit

By on September 19, 2012 at 9:59 am


Georgiana B. Kettler

Columbia, died Sept. 11, 2012, in Arnold, Mo.

She was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Columbia, daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Lydia Bergmann (nee Dahmer).

She married the late William O. Kettler on June 30, 1945, in Columbia. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1989.

Mrs. Kettler worked at Monsanto Chemical Co., Sauget, in her early years. She loved to cook, bake, can and garden. She tended to her rose garden without fail, loved St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and helping her husband on the farm.

She enjoyed playing cards, camping with her dear friends, Mary Ann and Donald Thielemann, bowled in a league with her friends and family, and enjoyed dancing at her husband’s music engagements with the Billy Kettler Orchestra.

Survivors include her children Wanda Lee (Gene) Gummersheimer of Columbia, Brenda (Daniel) Rahe of Waterloo, Billie Kettler of Columbia, Bobbie Kettler of Columbia, and Wendy (Mark) Henke of Columbia; grandchildren Wade (Amy) Gummersheimer, Deandra (Robert) MacDermott, Allison (Matt) Rude, and Adam and Aryn Henke; and great-grandchildren Alex and Lauryn Gummersheimer, and Daniel MacDermott; along with other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Wayne E. Kettler; sisters Marcella Schneider, Laura Roessler, Arline Luzack, Pearl Daab and Lucille Criswell; and brothers Charles Bergmann and Kenneth Bergmann.

Visitation was Sept. 14, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia.

Funeral services were Sept. 15, at the funeral home, Pastor R.J. Morgan officiating.

Interment followed at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery, Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Alternative Hospice (1749 Gilsinn Lane, Fenton, MO 63026) or Zoar United Church of Christ, New Hanover.

Tammy Taylor

Tammy is an award-winning Graphic Artist for the Republic-Times. She has worked at the newspaper for almost 15 years, while her and her husband Norman, of 34 years, are owners of Sunderman's Garage in Columbia. She enjoys photography and her five grandchildren.