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Elizabeth "Betty" Kettler
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  • Grand Lake Hospice
    1122 E. Spring St.
    St. Marys, OH 45885
  • St. Paul United Church of Christ
    115 N. Franklin St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“Dear Diane, Bobby and Grillot family, We send our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your mother. Aunt Betty was always laughing and smiling and...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Paul Wayne, Mary, and Paul Michael Kettler - FL

“Diane & Nick My sincere sympathy - may comfort & peace be with you at this difficult time. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Larry Gruebmeyer - Mesa, AZ

“Your mother was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed your parents when they would come to the drugstore when I worked there. They took care of each...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Alice & Duane Hartwig

“Diane, Robert and extended family, please accept my condolences on your loss. I will always remember how friendly and helpful they were to us when...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Marilyn Sommer - New Bremen, OH


ELIZABETH E. "BETTY" KETTLER age 97

of New Bremen, Ohio, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:38 PM at the Otterbein of St. Marys. She was born on September 3, 1917 in New Bremen, to the late William and Emma (Schaefer) Weinberg. On May 10, 1941 she married Robert F. Kettler who died on June 4, 2009. Surviving are their children, Diane (Nick) Grilliot of St. Marys, and Robert Kettler of Columbus, grandchildren Nick (Melody) Grilliot, Jr., Kris (Bryan) Giesige, and Sheri (Scott) Schlosser, and eight great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her siblings Grace Dine, Irene Brown, Loverta Weinberg, Ruby Hill, Howard Weinberg, and Pearly Weinberg.

Betty was a life-long and dedicated member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. She was a member of the Twig Benders CCL, and volunteered at New Bremen Schools. She was an avid card player and belonged to several Bridge groups. She and her husband wintered in Florida for many years, and together they loved to spend time outdoors walking, biking, swinging, and just being together. Betty loved her family, and was well known for baking pies and for her smiling face. She worked at the former STAMCO of New Bremen, and was a homemaker. Her family knows that Betty lives on in their hearts as a truly special, and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, 225 W. Monroe Street, New Bremen, Ohio, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the services on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul U.C.C. Church Memorial Fund, or to Grand Lake Hospice. Condolences to the Kettler family may be left online at gilberghartwigfh.com.