Joseph E. Kettinger of Zell died on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center. He was 81 years old.
He was born April 5, 1938 in Ste. Genevieve.
He is survived by five sisters, Mary Catherine Grass and her husband Robert of St. Mary, Patricia Pfaff of St. Peters, Bernadine Thompson of Perryville, Carol Chapman and her husband Chuck of Festus, Jane Kettinger of Columbia; three brothers, Gerald Kettinger and his wife Mary Lou of Arnold, Fred Kettinger of Zell, Michael Kettinger and his wife Janie of Weingarten; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces great-nephews
He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Kettinger; his mother, Philomena C. (Grieshaber) Kettinger-Huck; his stepfather, Valentine “Fish” Huck; two brothers-in-law, Harold Pfaff and Larry Thompson; and two nephews, Paul Kettinger and Chris Grass.
He was involved with many events and clubs around church and school and was the janitor at St. Joseph for many years.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at St. Joseph Church in Zell. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. Joseph Church. Monsignor Jeffrey Knight will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church or St. Joseph School.