In loving memory of

Gwendolyn Ketelsen
May 23, 1941 - November 19, 2022

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Gwendolyn E. Ketelsen, 81, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Lutheran Homes.

Funeral Service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Susan Bantz will officiate. Private family burial will follow in the Clinton Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Gwendolyn was born on May 23, 1941, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Gerhardt and Maudie Schultz Ketelsen. She graduated from Preston Highschool in 1959. She was an OB nurse, then a Nurse Anesthetist for 25 years in Muscatine, then moved to Atlantic, Iowa, later retiring.

Gwendolyn is survived by her siblings, Sandy Laeser and her husband, Rich, Doug Ketelsen and his wife, Mary Ann, Marlene Yeater, Wilma Jones, Delores Shoemaker, Norma Shoffner and her husband, Ronnie, Peggy Peitt; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; and brothers, Donald and Dean Ketelsen.


Terrie Bloom wrote on Nov 22, 2022:

"We love you Gwen. Prayers of comfort to the whole family. Wish wish we could be there for you. Love to you all. Terrie, Chris, Vann, Bill and Ann. "

Wendy Ketelsen wrote on Nov 21, 2022:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ketelsen family. I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Gwen. Love you all, Wendy"