Bernard “Bert” J. Ketteler, 81, of Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at his home in Petersburg.
Bert is survived by his four sons: Lee Ketteler of Albion, Allan (Renê) Ketteler of Grand Island, Daniel (Jeanne) Ketteler of Portage, MI and Jeremy Ketteler of Shelby, seven grandchildren: Keenan Ketteler, Haley Ketteler, Skylar Ketteler, Brennan Ketteler, Christian Ketteler, Rally Ketteler, Riggin Ketteler, sister Rosemary Seier of Albion, sister-in-law Donna Ketteler of Petersburg, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings: Cyril Ketteler, Gerald Ketteler, Theodore “Bud” Ketteler, Rita (LaVern “Cricket”) Reicks, Jerome (Adelyne) Ketteler, Laurence (Mary) Ketteler, Richard (Eileen) Ketteler, La Vern (Germain) Ketteler, and brother-in-law Jerome “Jerry” Seier.
A private family only Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg with Fr. John Norman and Deacon John Starman officiating. Interment was at the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 334 of Petersburg, Army Funeral Honor Guard, and American Legion Riders.
Memorials are suggested to the Petersburg Parks Improvement Account and can be sent to: Boone County Foundation, P.O. Box 66, Albion, NE, 68620 or to www.nebcommfound.org/give/boone-county-foundation-fund.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.levanderfuneralhome.com.