The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 19, 2014

Arthera B. 'Artie' Ketelsen

Arthera B. ‘Artie’ Ketelsen

Feb. 23, 1934 - June 16, 2014

CLINTON — Arthera B. “Artie” Ketelsen, 80, of Clinton, passed away, Monday, June 16, 2014 at her home in Clinton.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Clinton, with the Rev. Dan Poole officiating. A luncheon will follow the services at the church. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be held at a later date at the Clinton Lawn Cemetery. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig assisted the family with arrangements. Honorary pallbearers will be David Ketelsen, Adam Lloyd, Parker Lloyd, Robert Ketelsen and Logan Wagemester.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

Arthera Berniece Bier was born on February 23, 1934, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of William and Esther (Jensen) Bier. She graduated in 1952 from Clinton High School. Artie married Kenneth Ketelsen June 14, 1953, in Clinton; they were the first couple married in the newly formed Chancy Lutheran Church.

Artie was employed in the accounting department at Clinton Corn Processing Co. for 13 years and for Clinco Credit Union for 10 years, retiring in 1995.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She was an active member of Chancy Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the Altar Guild and other committees. In 2004 she joined St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS. She was also a volunteer for Mercy Auxiliary for 10 years. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life and she loved people.

Artie is survived by her loving husband, Ken; son Mark (Sandy) Ketelsen of Moscow, Idaho; daughters, Susan (Doug) Lloyd of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Mary Beth (Dan) Wagemester of Walford, Iowa; grandchildren, Amanda and David Ketelsen, Kaitlyn (Austen) Campbell, Adam, Parker and Meredith Lloyd and Logan Wagemester; great-grandson, Miles Campbell; sister, Sharon Kraft of Evansville, Indiana and special friend, Karen Goebel.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, parents, sisters, Shirley and Joan and her son-in-law, Ross Vining.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Diabetes Foundation or the Dialysis Center in Clinton.

“I had a great life!” “Love my family”

Death date: June 16, 2014

Text Only
  • Martin Allen Stansbarger ClintonMartin Allen StansbargerMartin Allen Stansbarger died Saturday at birth at Mercy Medical Center North.Arrangements are pending at Lemke Funeral Homes.

    July 21, 2014

  • Bousman John W. Bousman John W. BousmanOct. 20, 1937 - July 18, 2014CLINTON — John W. Bousman Sr., age 76, of Clinton, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, surrounded by his family. They released him from all medical intervention and

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lola Alice Lange FULTON, Ill. — Lola Alice Lange, 98, of Morrison, Illinois, died Saturday at Resthave Home in Morrison.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Camp officiating. Visitatio

    July 21, 2014

  • Sexton Charles 'Charlie' L. Sexton Charles ‘Charlie’ L. SextonAug. 17, 1942 - July 18, 2014CLINTON — Charles “Charlie” L. Sexton, 71, of Clinton, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton.Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Cl

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marjorie Behne WHEATLAND — Marjorie (Easton) Behne, 86, of Wheatland, died Friday at Wheatland Manor.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Schultz Funeral Home in Grand Mound. A service of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christian Free

    July 21, 2014

  • Honeywell Promise Rose Honeywell Promise Rose HoneywellJuly 7, 1977 - July 13, 2014LA CROSSE, Wis. — Promise Rose Honeywell, DC, 37, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her sister’s home in Blaine, Minnesota.She was born on July 7, 1977, to Robert and Therese (Wal

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ethan Adam Olsen-McAllister CORTLAND, Ill. — Ethan Adam Olsen-McAllister, newborn son of Kristi and Tracie Olsen-McAllister of Cortland, died Friday at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.All services will be private.Death date: July 18, 2014

    July 18, 2014

  • Brenda Aiken DeWittBrenda AikenBrenda (Henning) Aiken, 68, of DeWitt, died Friday at home.Arrangements are pending at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt.

    July 18, 2014

  • Bernice Viola Sander CLINTON — Bernice Viola Sander, 100, of Clinton, died Thursday at home.Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Clinton Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery.Death date: July 17, 2014

    July 18, 2014

  • Bernice V. Sander ClintonBernice V. SanderBernice V. Sander, 100, of Clinton, died Thursday at home.Services are pending at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory.

    July 18, 2014