Obit: Kettner, Joseph (1879 - 1958)
Surnames: Kettner, Pequette, Johnson, Weidman, Reed, Wagner
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/18/1958
Kettner, Joseph (8 FEB 1879 - 16 DEC 1958)
Joseph Kettner, 79, a former Stratford resident, died Tuesday afternoon at the Havenet Nursing Home where he had been a patient the past year.
Funeral services are set for 9:00 a.m. Saturday in Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Rev. Hubert L. Crubel will officiate. Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery.
The body will repose at the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home at Owen from Thursday noon until time of services.
A rosary service will be sung Friday evening at 8:00 o’clock at the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home.
Mr. Kettner was born Feb. 8, 1879 in Hungary. He came tot eh United States as a young boy. He had operated a hotel at Rice Lake, a restaurant at Spooner and farmed at Eau Claire, Cumberland, Stratford, Greenwood and Withee. For 15 years he made his home with his three daughters.
His first wife, Anna Pequette, died in 1917. In 1920 he married Cora Johnson at Eau Claire. She also preceded him in death in 1943.
Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Weidman, Owen; Mrs. Elmer (Marie) Reed, Stratford; Mrs. Ray (Gertrude) Wagner, Wausau; three sons, Michael Kettner, town of Texas, Marathon County; Joseph Kettner, Menomonie,; Phillip Kettner, Waukegan, Ill.; 34 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
One son, Frank, died in July of this year.
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