Lorraine Ketner

Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2014, 7:20 pm
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Lorraine R. Ketner, 88, of Moline, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Senior Star at Elmore Place, Davenport.
Funeral services will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, Senior Star Memory Care or Hospice Compassus.
Lorraine was born July 29, 1926, in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Leopold and Antoinette Van Lantschoot Naessens. She married John S. Ketner in 1948, in Moline. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1985.
She was a registered nurse, employed at the former Moline Public Hospital as an OB nurse for 25 years, retiring in 1970.
Lorraine was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, the Sacred Heart Altar & Rosary Society, United States Cadet Nursing Corps, Trinity Medical Center Alumni Association, 20th Century Women's Club, Illowa Orchid Society and Questers Antique Club. She enjoyed her greenhouse and gardening.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and Edward Lammers, Davenport, and Susan and Michael Radford, Clay Springs, Ariz.; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael L. and Linda Ketner, Scottsdale, Ariz., and John and Deborah Ketner, Moline; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Joshua, Renae and Lee; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marcel.
Online condolences may at deroofuneralhome.com.


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