Margaret Kettler

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Margaret E. Kettler, nee Reichling, 90, of Belleville, IL, born August 18, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, August 6, 2017, at her residence.

God called our dear mom, grandma, and great-grandma home. She was a homemaker and lovingly devoted to her daughter, Kimberly. Mom was the backbone of our family and our hearts are broken.  We will be strong like her because she has entrusted the care of our precious sister, Kim, to us.  Thank you, Lord for giving us a role model we are proud to call mom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart Kettler, whom she married May 15, 1945; her parents, Ernest and Mary, nee Meyer, Reichling; a granddaughter, Carrie Kettler; a great-granddaughter, Samantha Kettler; a daughter-in-law, Judy Kettler; three brothers, William, Albert and Donald Reichling; three sisters, Jeanette Walton, Dorothy Wishaar, and Helen Utz.

Surviving are her five children, Edward Kettler of Mascoutah, IL, Deborah (Steve) Kotras of Fairview Heights, IL, Mary (Virgil) Nunn of Belleville, IL, Peggy Steirer of Belleville, IL, and Kimberly Kettler of Belleville, IL;
nine grandchildren, Shannon (Jeff) Webster, Adrianne (Jonathan) Leonardelli, Elizabeth (Fiancé Spencer Harries) Kotras, Stacy (Josh Parks) Kettler, Tara Kettler, Robyn (Carl) Grissom, Nicole (Brandon) Hess, Lauren (Fiancé Corey Keys) Steirer, and Mike Steirer;
six great-grandchildren, Judy Kettler, Zoe and Christopher Parks, Ivy and Arlo Grissom and Matthew Keys;
two brothers, Jack (Emmy) Reichling and Wayne Reichling;
a sister, Jean (John) Bunch;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to SAVE Inc. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


2 Comments on Margaret Kettler

Jeanne Swain said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Peggy and family, I'm sorry for your loss in the passing of your mom. Peggy, I've heard how much your mom was loved by you when you talked about her. May God comfort your heart.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sharon Begando said : Guest Report Aug 09, 2017 at 1:50 PM sorry for your loss. She is a peace and in the loving hands of the Creator. Thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow

  • St Charles
  • MO

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