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Lawrence L. Kettner

Lawrence L. Kettner, age 73 of Waconia, formerly of Chaska, St. Paul, and Winsted, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Waconia Good Samaritan Center.

He was born June 20, 1933 in Dahlgren Township, Chaska, the son of Otto C. and Elizabeth S. (Thaemert) Kettner. Lawrence was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver, and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska.

Lawrence was a loving son, brother, and friend. He was a proud graduate of Chaska High School. He enjoyed farming, tractors, and was an all-around handyman.

A member of the Lions, Eagles, Elks, Moose and Scott County Threshers, Lawrence also belonged to the National Federation of the Blind (N.F.B.). One of his proudest moments was when he carried the Olympic torch for the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Some of his many hobbies were macramé, making trivets for hot plate pads, making lamp shades, baking, and canning.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Elizabeth Kettner; brothers Otto Kettner and Alan Kettner; and a sister, Theodora Buescher.

Lawrence is survived by sisters and brother-in-law Marion Rademacher of Prior Lake, Lila Engelen of Shakopee, and Lucille and Richard Engelen of Chaska; brother and sister-in-law LuAllen and Shirley Kettner of Chaska; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 24 at noon at the Johnson Funeral Chapel in Waconia, with the Rev. Peter Peitsch officiating. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Carver.

Casket bearers were Gerry Will, Wayde Kettner, Daniel Engelen, LuAllen Kettner, Wally Buetow, and Jim Engelen.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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