Doris C. Ketcher

Doris C. Ketcher, age 84 of Watertown, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at St. Mary's Care Center, Winsted.

Doris was born March 18, 1916, at St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Louis and Anna (Steffen) Toensing. She was baptized April 9, 1916, at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paul, by the Rev. Randt, and confirmed by the same March 29, 1929.

On Jan. 21, 1939, Doris married Ralph W. Ketcher at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paul, by the Rev. Wohlfeil.

Doris was a member of the Firemen's Auxiliary and the St. Paul's Ladies Aid in Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; a son, Ralph (Butch) Ketcher, two great-grandsons, Joshua Quast and Braeden Gilyard; parents, Louis and Anna Toensing; a brother, Gordon Toensing; and a sister, Ione Matthees.

Doris is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Paul Quast of Winsted; son and daughters-in-law, Rick and Marilyn Ketcher of Watertown, and Sharon Ketcher of Crystal; grandchildren, Mike Quast, Shelly and Terry Jorgensen, Jeff and Carol Quast, Melody and John Hintzen, Tammy and Larry Vealetzek, Staci and Greg Revering, Jodi and Ben Gilyard, Shad and Melissa Ketcher, Brock Ketcher, Nicole Ketcher, Anna Ketcher, Matthew Ketcher, Rachel Ketcher, and Jordan Ketcher; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by sisters, Ruth Bruckner of St. Paul, Natalie Jungwirt of St. Paul, and Laura Nagel of Ely; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Nancy Toensing of Palm Desert, Calif.; and Dick and Shirley Toensing of White Bear Lake; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service took place Friday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Watertown, with the Revs. Paul Krentz and Jeff Harter officiating. Interment was at Watertown Public Cemetery.

Doris' grandsons, Jordan Ketcher, Matthew Ketcher, Mike Quast, Jeff Quast, Brock Ketcher, and Shad Ketcher, served as casket bearers.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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