Marilyn J. Ketter

Marilyn Jean Ketter, of Mora, died on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora.  She was 83 years old.

She was born on July 2, 1935, in Ogilvie to Alfred and Ethel (Walton) Brockoff.  She grew up the youngest of three daughters and graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1953.  She met William Ketter at Fish Lake Resort while roller-skating.  They spent many dates roller-skating. 

On June 20, 1954, they were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie.  They lived on a farm west of Mora for a few years, and then moved into Mora when her husband got a job at Mora Municipal Utilities.  Jill and Colleen were born to the couple.  She was a homemaker for most of the years while the girls were growing up.  She worked in the Kanabec County Recorder’s office for several years.

Retirement years were spent traveling with family and friends and in later years attending their granddaughters’ sporting events and concerts.

She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and worked with several different ministries there.  She enjoyed card making, gardening and knitting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and great-granddaughter Serena.

She is survived by daughters Jill (Paul) Kent and Colleen Johnson; granddaughters Stacy (Steve) Skytte, Michelle (Matthew) Rottermond, Kirstan Ketter, Kayla (Brian) Gulley and Kelsey (Brian) Tobritzhofer Kent; four great-grandchildren-Emanuel, Caleb, Jordan and Eliza; sisters Deloris Lewellyn and Dorothy Bolen; sister-in-law Reva Elstad; other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Anthony Cloose officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.  Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Memorials to Zion Lutheran Preschool. Condolences may be posted at


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