Roman A. Ketterhagen

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BURLINGTON - Roman A. “Romie” Ketterhagen, 92, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Burlington on June 8, 1921, he was the son of Benjamin and Anna (nee Busch) Ketterhagen. He was a lifelong resident of Burlington and attended school at St.Mary’s. On May 20, 1944, he was united in marriage to Verena Susanne Freund. They made their home in Burlington where they raised their family. Verena preceded him in death on November 8, 2009. Romie worked at Wisconsin Southern Gas Company as a Foreman, retiring in 1984. He worked for Ketters Gutters following retirement. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Romie loved being outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, working outside in his yard and garden. Verena and he cherished their “up north” trips and vacations with family and friends. Being an avid sports fan he enjoyed watching the Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. Romie played cards regularly with his “guys” in his card club. Above all, Romie’s family meant the world to him. He always had time and cherised the time he spent with his kids and grand kids. He will truly be missed by them all. He is survived by his children, Dale M. (Nancy) Ketterhagen, Elaine (Hank) Bennett, Sue (John) Dewey and Gary Ketterhagen (Theresa Hewitt). He is further survived by his grandchildren, Anna (Tim) Roegner, Troy (Angie) Ketterhagen, Grant (Kelly Jo) Ketterhagen, Chris (Rachel) Bennett, Matt Bennett, Michelle (Kris) Henke, Andrea (Jeremy) Augle, Chantry Ketterhagen, Valerie Ketterhagen and John Jr. (Traci) Dewey; 14 great grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Alice Daniels and sister-in-law, Bernice Ketterhagen. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, Benjamin Ketterhagen; 5 brothers and 3 sisters. The family would like to thank Patty Ebbers and Home Helpers, Aurora Visiting Nurse Association, Becky Bush, and the staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center for their love and care of Roman. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Jim Volkert presiding. Visitation will be Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory 625 S. Browns Lake Drive Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 763-3434

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Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Browns Lake Crematory
625 Browns Lake Dr.
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 763-3434
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Apr. 9, 2014