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Juliana Kettler

March 26, 1923 — November 28, 2020

Melrose, Minnesota

Juliana Kettler

Juliana M. Kettler, age 97 of Melrose, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

A public visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Juliana Mary Leukam was born March 26, 1923 in Grove Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to George and Rose (Berling) Leukam. On May 4, 1948 she married Leander Kettler at St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove. They moved out on a farm three miles west of Melrose and raised six children.  She helped Leander on the farm for close to 25 years and sold seed corn for Trojan Seed Company. They also sprayed fields for many farmers until their retirement in 1998.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, Christian Mothers, and Saint Elizabeth’s Society. Juliana’s hobbies included sewing quilts, yo-yo pillows, scrapbooking, making grottos, praying the rosary, reading, canning, and was a member of the Apostolate of Fatima.  She was so strong in her faith and would pray for so many people.  She was the best mother and grandmother you could ever have; we will all miss her dearly.

Survivors include her children, Dave (Liz) Kettler, Mary (Hussein) Ansari, Gary Kettler, Maynard (Sheila) Kettler, Carol (Pete) Kulzer, and Linda (Mike) Kraemer; 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Juliana was preceded in death by her husband, Leander Kettler on April 15, 2009; parents; grandson, Jordan Kettler in 2009; brother, Alcuin  Leukam; and sister, Eleanore Meyer.

The family would like to thank the hospital and everyone who took care of her and has been a part of her everyday life at the Park View Center.  You made her life full of so much joy.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Thursday, December 3, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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