Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Kettler

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Kettler, 90, of Oakfield, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac.

She was born on March 14, 1923, in Superior, Wisconsin, a daughter of Robert and Alina Uusimaa Alto.

On January 24, 1953, she married William “Earl” Kettler.

Betty graduated from Superior Teachers College (UW-Superior), and was a teacher in Fond du Lac. She also taught in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Rhinelander, and Oak Center.  She was an active Grange member, 4-H leader, a member of A.A.U.W., and a volunteer at the Galloway House and Village.   Prior to marriage, she enjoyed traveling extensively, which was unusual for single women at the time and the fact she was able to live at home until near the very end was also notable.

Betty was an active member of Church of Our Saviour, Fond du Lac, and a member of Lutheran Women, and a Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by five children:  Robert (Judy) Kettler of Wauwatosa, William (Renae) Kettler of Madison, Richard (Janet) Kettler of Lincoln, Nebraska, Mary Kettler of Fond du Lac, and Jane Kettler of Sheboygan.  She was a proud grandmother to her eight grandchildren:  Andrea, Chase, Casey, Nina, Madeline, and Isabel Kettler, and Tasos and Alexander Psihoyios.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl, on December 1, 2010; two brothers:  Ray Alto and Art Alto; and a sister, Helen Kubala.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Church of Our Saviour, 363 South Main Street, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Matthew Agee officiating.

The visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013, at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, and on Saturday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Burial will be in Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield.

Memorials may be directed to Church of Our Saviour or Agnesian Hospice Hope.

Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family,