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Marguerite Kettler

Marguerite Kettler died at home in Sioux Falls on October 13th at the age of 100.

She was born in Minneapolis in 1913 to Walter Raiche and Marie Jolly and was the oldest of 6 children. She attended Notre Dame de Lourdes grade school and St. Anthony High School before graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1935 with degrees in botany and zoology. She taught high school for eight years, meeting the love of her life Norbert "Joe" Kettler. They married in 1943 and moved to Sioux Falls after Joe returned from serving in Europe during WWII. There they raised their four children.

Marguerite was very active in the Cathedral Club and Scouting. She enjoyed playing the piano, Bridge, and traveling.

She is survived by daughters: Beth Fallgren and Kath (Greg) Morrissey; sons: Bishop Don Kettler and Jim (Vicki) Kettler; her sisters: Lorraine Irving, Bernadette (Bob) Gordon, and Sister Annabelle Raiche; a special friend: Kay Myers; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Visitation is at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on Friday, October 18th at 5 PM with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Saturday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Memorial contributions can be sent to St. Joseph's Cathedral. An-on line registry and complete obituary are available at

Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 16, 2013
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