Harold John Kettner

Kettner, Harold John

Harold John Kettner, age 75, of Nekoosa, formerly of West Bend, died peacefully at home Tuesday December 11, 2012. The family will be holding a memorial service this summer. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home of Nekoosa is assisting the family.

Harold was born December 1, 1937 in Fond du Lac, WI to John and Cecelia (Berard) Kettner. He married Barbara Culver October 20, 1956 in Fond du Lac. Harold was employed as a supervisor at Simplicity Mfg in Port Washington, WI for 34 years, retiring in 1993. He also worked for the Wood County Parks System and at United Church of Christ in Nekoosa, WI. Harold was the former president of the New Rome Cemetery Association and also an active member of the New Rome Community Church. He volunteered for the Red Cross and Wood County Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed antique refinishing, auctions, going to the casino, reading and playing cards with the men's club. He cherished his family time especially with his two granddaughters.

Harold is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Lisa (Jay) Stone, and his two granddaughters Paige and Ashley Stone. He is further survived by many other dear family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father John Kettner, mother Cecelia (Berard) Kettner and sister Martha Francis of Wichita, KS.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ministry Hospice Care for their support and care for Harold and to all the dear friends and family for all of the prayers and thoughtfulness given to Harold and Barbara in their time of need.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 14, 2012