Annabelle ‘Ann’ Kettler
June 14, 1926 - June 18, 2014
FULTON, Ill. — Annabelle “Ann” Kettler, 88, of Fulton, IL, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Harbor Crest Home, Fulton, IL.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Fulton Chapel – Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Scott Stephan, Pastor: Second Reformed Church, Fulton, IL, officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Fulton Chapel – Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery, Fulton, IL. Memorials may be made to Bethshan, Palos Heights, IL and Second Reformed Church, Fulton, IL.
Ann was born June 14, 1926, in Allegan, MI, to Harold G. and Wavabelle (Reynolds) Arink.
Ann was educated in the Spring Valley Grade School of rural Whiteside County. She was a 1944 graduate of Fulton High School, Fulton, IL. Ann received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central College, Pella, IA in 1948.
She married Marvin J. Kettler on June 25, 1948 in Woodhull, IL; he died October 19, 1963.
Ann was employed as a teacher in the River Bend Elementary School of Fulton, IL for 33 years, retiring 1987.
Ann was a member of the Second Reformed Church – Fulton, IL; the church’s Mission Circle and Reformed Church Women’s Ministries. She also served as a member of the Consistory and as a Sunday School and Catechism Teacher. Ann enjoyed entertaining friends and the cooking and baking associated with it. She especially enjoyed hosting family “get-togethers.”
Survivors include one daughter, Joy (Tom) VanZuiden, Fulton, IL; one son, Kurt (Marla) Kettler, Pella, IA; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Myers, Mesa, AZ, and Betty (Jim) Thedens, Clear Lake, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Marvin; one granddaughter, Jaci Lynn VanZuiden; and one brother, Kenneth Arink.
Death date: June 18, 2014