Date of Birth: 11/08/1920
Date of Death: 06/19/2015
Services: Funeral Mass will be Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo Street followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation: Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM followed by a rosary service at 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 72nd Street Chapel.
Jerome B. Ketteler, 94, passed away June 19, 2015. He was born November 8, 1920 in Petersburg, Nebraska to Ted and Lucy Ketteler. Jerome had a strong Catholic faith and was a founding member of St. Pius X Church. He proudly served during WWII in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. Later in life he was fortunate enough to travel to Europe several times exploring many countries and connecting with his German relatives. His main passion in life however was spending time with his family.
Jerome is survived by his children, Steven Ketteler of Shawnee, KS, Gary (Linda) Ketteler of Bluffton, SC, Cheryl (Barnie) Chapman of Omaha, Janel (Randy) Carmody of Woodbury, MN, and Sandy (Mike) Hansen of Omaha; grandchildren, Amy (David) Clark, Reid Ketteler, Lindsey Ketteler, Andy Ketteler, Laura Ketteler, Michael (Tara) Ketteler, Emma Carmody, Ben Hansen, Ted Hansen, and Matt Hansen; great-grandchildren, Brennan and Mitchell Clark, Gwyn O’Rourke, and Gus Ketteler; siblings, Theodore Ketteler Jr., Rita Reicks, Rosemary Seier, and Bert Ketteler.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Adelyne Ketteler; parents, Ted and Lucy Ketteler; brothers, Laurence, Richard, LaVern, Gerald, and Cyril Ketteler; and daughter-in-law, Marty O’Connor Ketteler.