Celebrating the life of Clarence A. "Clink" Kettler
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CLARENCE A. “CLINK” KETTLER, 93, of Bickford Cottage in Clinton, IA; formerly of Fulton, IL, died Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Bickford Cottage.
There will be a public visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. The funeral service will be private. A memorial to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities has been established.
Clink was born December 17, 1929 in Clinton, IA to Alfred and Nellie (Byland) Kettler. He was educated in the Fulton public schools and graduated from Fulton High School. Clink served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On December 26, 1951 he married Jeanne M. Plambeck in Clinton. She died March 21, 2014. Clink was a self-employed carpenter/contractor in the area for over 30 years. He then worked for the City of Clinton as a housing inspector. After retirement he was the zoning officer for the City of Fulton. Clink and his wife were life-long members of First Reformed Church in Fulton, where they faithfully served in many capacities. He was a volunteer miller for the Fulton Windmill and did extensive work at the Windmill Museum. For many years he was Commander of the Fulton American Legion. He was involved in launching a patented product for sewNgo. He also served on the Fulton City Council. In his free time Clink enjoyed bass fishing, family outings, and traveling.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Jim) Humphrey of Plainfield, IN, Kathy Hand of Fulton, IL and Nancy Fosburgh of Happy Valley, OR; one son, Larry (Robyn) Kettler of Fulton, IL; ten grandchildren, Travis (Will Dixon) Humphrey, William (Anna) Humphrey, Nicholas Hand, Katrina Hand, Russ (Amanda) Huelle, Tracy Stone, Steven (Michelle Christopherson) Huelle, Jordan (Dawn) Kettler, McKenzie Kettler, Dennis (Sarah) Barr; ten great grandchildren, Madalynn Hansen, Grayson Strawder, Ethan Huelle and Amerie Stahler, Hannah Huelle, Cole, Melody and Steven Huelle, Valerie and Carmen Kettler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanne; one sister, Thelma Dykstra.
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1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252
Funeral service is private