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August 11, 1927 – Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Service Information
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in L
Saturday, June 27, 2009

Visitation Information

Idella Kettenacker, 81, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday June 23, 2009. Idella Laura Bukowsky was born to Henry and Mary (Schuller) Bukowsky in Greenwood Township on August 11th, 1927. She grew up in the Rockford area and graduated from Rockford High School in 1945.
Idella married Harold Kettenacker on May 24, 1952. They started a family and raised two sons on their farm in Greenfield, MN. After Harold’s death in 1967, Idella and her two sons moved into Rockford, where she worked for the Rockford School District until retiring. She was a lifelong member at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, MN.
Idella is survived by her sons, Dwayne (Lois) Kettenacker of Buffalo, and Darryl (Sue) Kettenacker of Rockford; grandchildren, Katie (Brett) Rhodes; Jaime (Jeremiah) Gregory; Darcie Kettenacker; Ryan (Katie) Kettenacker; Brent Kettenacker; Brady (Alicia) Kettenacker; and Danielle Kettenacker and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one loving sister, Mary Dalbec of Rockford.
Idella is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kettenacker; brother, Vernon Bukowsky; sisters, Bernice Schultze and Delrose James; and great grandson Justice Gregory.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, Minnesota. Visitation will be held at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, on Friday, June 26, 2009 with a 7:00 prayer service. Visitation resumes at church, one hour before the funeral.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jan (Kramer) Pride

    Dwayne, Lois & Family
    My prayers and condolences go out to you and your family for the loss of your dear mother.
    Jan Pride (Alex Kramer’s mother)

  2. Margie Puffer

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. My condolences to all of her family. Sincerely, Margie Puffer

  3. JoAnn Rademacher

    Dear Darryl and Dwayne,
    Boy, your Mom sure will be missed. As kids we sure had fun visiting at the farm, where there was always plenty of fudgesicles and lots to do. Your Mom always made us feel so welcomed. Then later when you moved to Rockford I remember in the summer time how Teresa and I would rush with our work so we could get on our bikes to get over to Auntie’s house to watch “soaps” with her. Mom would be on the phone with Idella and she’d say, yep here they come! Then later in life when I lived in Rockford, I’d come visit her a couple of times during the week on my walk–it was my only incentive to walk–we’d talk about whats new in town, and then I’d leave. She was a grand lady in every aspect, and will be missed. Love your cous.


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