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“To the family,While I only had a few opportunities to meet Lynn, I must say he has passed on many of his qualities to his sons. I have had the...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jon Hunke - Bismarck

“Dear Deb Darrin Julie Dustin and the rest of your family,  My thoughts and prayers are with you all durning this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Shannon Feland (Larsen) - Mandan, ND

“Lynn,We were shocked to hear of your husbands passing.   We know that there is not much we can say to make it better but with time, the...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: BILL AND GAIL BARON - MANDAN, ND

“Lynette and family,  Toni (my sister) told me about Lynn's death.  I am sorry for your loss.  I send my thoughts and prayers.  I...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Vicky Tergesen Holman - St. Louis, MO

“We were sad and surprised to hear Lynn had passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Ray & Jill Feist

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Ketterlings passing.  I have fond memories of his classes at Killdeer High School many years ago.  Mr. Ketterling...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Anna (Roshau) Hoff - Bismarck

“Darin and Julie, we are so sorry to hear about your loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.Tracy and Bill Lipp ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Bill and Tracy Lipp - Bismarck, ND

“Deb, Julie and family: my hearfelt sympathy to you during this difficult time.  I will keep you in my prayers. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Vickie Vogel - Bismarck, ND

“May God be with you as you mourn the loss of Lynn.  My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: kris Scarborough - Mandan, ND

“We extend our warmest regards to you Deb and family during this time of loss of Lynn, husband and father.  We are reminded of Lynn's friendly...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: John Grove & Louise Day - ND

“Deb and family,I am so sorry to hear of Lynn's death.  You are in my thoughts, and I pray God will send his angels to surround you, wingtip to...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Mabin - ND

“So sorry to hear of your loss.  You are in our prayers. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Tom & Diane Schmitz - Glen Ullin, ND

“Debi & boys,  Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Mr. Ketterling was a great business teacher and...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Jodi (Wetsch) Carlson - Killdeer, ND

“Dear Darrin, Julie & FamilySo sorry to hear about your Father's death.  I am sure he will be missed by all of you.May the Loving Father be with...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Norma Kienzle - Mesa, AZ

“Dear Deb and Family,I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure it was such a shock to all of you as it was to me.  Your hearts are sad...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Myla Wescom - Bismarck, ND

“Mrs. Ketterling- sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.  You are in our thoughts and especially our prayers.You have been awesome for all of...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Ambree Schmidt and Mom Karla - ND

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bonnie&Pete Hecker - Richardton, ND

“Deb & family, I guess words can not explain the loss that you feel and  but know that you are not alone. I could not believe it when Garys...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Gary &Paulette Schuchard - Fargo, ND

“I knew Lynn growing up at Lehr, Our parents were good friends, so I was at their house alot. I seen Lynn when he brought grandma Leona back to Wishek...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: vickie (Bertsch) Martin - Linton, ND

“The community of Napoleon was shocked and saddened by the loss of our teacher and basketball coach.  You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Denise Weigel - Napoleon, ND

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Marlys Nickisch - St. George, UT

     Lynn Lee Ketterling, 60, Bismarck, passed peacefully in the presence of family members on February 11, 2009, at St. Alexius Medical Center.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 16, at Century Baptist Church, 205 Colt Avenue, Bismarck, with Rev. Gordon Stork and Rev. Alan Steier officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. 

     Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 – 9:00 PM and Sunday from 3:00 – 9:00 PM at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

     Lynn was born on January 2, 1949, in Kulm, ND, the son of Leo and Leona (Koepplin) Ketterling. He was raised and educated in Lehr and graduated from Valley City State College. On December 28, 1968, Lynn and Debra Weixel were united in marriage in Jud, ND, and were blessed with two wonderful sons. Lynn and Debi recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Lynn worked as a teacher and coach over the years. The last few years were spent at Richardton-Taylor High School, United Tribes Technical College, and Napoleon High School.

     Lynn took great pride in his sons and grandchildren, attending their activities and sharing his love of hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed pheasant hunting with his sons, grandson, and Duke. Lynn looked forward to preparing the camper for weekend getaways to the lake, spending time relaxing with his family on the water, fishing, and eating burnt roasted marshmallows around the campfire. A special time for Lynn was having the family together for a meal of ham and dumplings.

     Left with wonderful memories of a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, and uncle, are his wife, Debra; his sons, Darin (Julie) Ketterling and Dustin (Rachael) Ketterling, all of Bismarck; his grandchildren, Amanda, Austin, and Tyler Ketterling and another grandchild due in March; his brother, Lyle (Joyce) Ketterling of Rapid City, SD; his sisters, Linda (Robert) Woehl of Wishek, and Lynette (Thom Warren) Ketterling of Salem, OR; and his nieces and nephews.

     Lynn joins in heaven his parents, Leo and Leona; his stepfather, Paul Meidinger; and his grandparents. 

     He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all of his family, relatives, and friends.


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