Obit: Ketel, Edna D. (1881 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ketel, Hessler, Gilman, Gerold, Groessel, Daft, Crotzer, Kloe, Schreiner, Wall, Hubing, Gallagher, Schiesel, Schiller, Allen, Scott, Yons

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/13/1969

Ketel, Edna D. (7 March 1881 - 7 November 1969)

Mrs. Edna D. Ketel, 88, of Neillsville, died at her home Friday, November 7. Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home with the Rev. George E. Yons, pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Ketel was born March 7, 1881, in Clark County to William and Mary (Hessler) Gilman. After receiving her education in the Neillsville area, she attended college in La Crosse. She was married in Neillsville November 8, 1906 to Emil Ketel, who died in 1949. She worked as a court reporter for Clark County for several years.

The Ketels moved to Ladysmith, where they lived for 12 years, then moved to California, where they resided several years until returning to Neillsville.

Mrs. Ketel was a member of the Carmi Chapter No. 60, Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Royal Neighbors of America, Golden Link Camp No. 78.

Mrs. Ketel is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Mary) Gerold of Port Washington; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Fred Wall, George Hubing, Wm. Gallagher, John Schiesel, Robert Schiller and W. H. Allen. Mrs. Jess W. Scott was organist.

Those from out-of-town who attended included: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gerold and Joseph Groessel of Port Washington; Paul Groessel of La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Daft and Mary Crotzer of Willard; Mrs. Eva H. Kloe and Mrs. Lawrence Schreiner o Marshfield; and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gerold of Madison.



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