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Marilyn Jean Ketter, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 83 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.

VISITATION will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home and again 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the Zion Lutheran Pre-school.

Marilyn Jean Ketter, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora. She was 83 years old.

Marilyn was born on July 2, 1935 in Ogilvie, Minnesota to Alfred and Ethel (Walton) Brockoff. She grew up the youngest of three daughters and graduated from Ogilvie high School in 1953. Marilyn met William Ketter at Fish Lake Resort while roller-skating. They spent many dates roller-skating.

On June 20, 1954 they were married at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie. They lived on a farm west of Mora for a few years, and then moved into Mora when Bill got a job at Mora Municipal Utilities. Jill and Colleen were born to Marilyn and Bill. Marilyn was a homemaker for most of the years while the girls were growing up. Marilyn worked in the Kanabec County Recorder’s office for several years.

Retirement years were spent traveling with family and friends and in later years attending their granddaughters sporting events and concerts.

Marilyn was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and worked with several different ministries there. She enjoyed card making, gardening, and knitting.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and great- granddaughter Serena.

She is survived by daughters Jill (Paul) Kent and Colleen Johnson; granddaughters Stacy (Steve) Skytte, Michelle (Matthew) Rottermond, Kirstan Ketter, Kayla (Brian) Gulley, and Kelsey (Brian) Tobritzhofer) Kent; four great grandchildren Emanuel, Caleb, Jordan, and Eliza; sisters Deloris Lewellyn and Dorothy Bolen; sister in law Reva Elstad; other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

7 thoughts on “MARILYN J. KETTER”

  1. Jill and Colleen Sorry to here of your mom passing. She was one of the best. Could encourage you when needed or chew you out if you needed it. Always said hi to me and asked what I had been up to lately. A very nice lady.

  2. I was sorry to hear about the loss of Marilyn. I remember the years of being neighbors and her unfailing kindness to my mom after her stroke. I am sure they are enjoying a good catch up in heaven without any pain. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  3. My mom, Ruth Mathews, and I both admired Marilyn’s gentle grace and creativity. Thinking of you all prayerfully.

  4. So sorry to hear, Colleen. Such a great lady! Sympathies from my dad and I to your family.

  5. To Marilyn’s family,
    So, so sorry to read of Marilyn’s passing. What a sweet, special lady she was. During my brief stint as the Office Manager at Zion Lutheran Church (2008) she was always smiling whenever I saw her. Marilyn and I would occasionally have a small chat whenever we “bumped into” each other in town. It was always a genuine pleasure to talk with her. Her warm and welcoming presence will be missed.

  6. Colleen, I was sorry to hear of your mom passing. Marilyn was a classy, caring, faith filled, cheerful caring woman that will be very missed. Sympathies to you, Kirstan and family.

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