Byron Lee Kettler

Byron Lee Kettler, 80, of Troy, IL, born Monday, March 18, 1929, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, September 20, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Kettler worked as a Clerk for Illinois Central Railroad. He served in the Navy during WWII and was a member of Gothic Lodge #852 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Shrine Patrol, and American Legion Post 708 of Troy, IL.

He is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Elmer Kettler and Nellie, nee Eaves, Fields
  • Grand-Daughter: Angela C. Lewis
  • Brothers
    • Carl Kettler
    • Bernard Kettler
  • Sisters
    • Betty Lou Kettler
    • Lenora A. Broom
He is survived by:
  • Wife: Beulah, nee Higgerson, Kettler
  • Daughters
    • Linda Lee Johnson
    • Mae Dell (Mike) Trione Klemme of Clearwater, FL
    • Roberta (David) Allsup of Troy, IL
  • Seven Grandchildren
  • Fourteen Great-Grandchildren
  • Brother-in-Law: Lawrence "Bud" (Diana) Higgerson of Troy, IL
  • Dear Nieces and Nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5-8 P.M., Wednesday, September 23 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Cottom Cemetery in Denmark, IL. Interment will follow at Cottom Cemetery.