Obituary of Lois Bornemeier Kettel
Friends – Some of you know, the Kettel family has some sad news for the Manor Family. Our mother, Lois, who many of you knew and loved, passed this past Thursday. We have included the obituary below which includes information for family contacts and any memorial donations folks might desire making. We ask that our family be held in prayer for comfort, peace, and the ability to rejoice for each day we had the opportunity to share with our mother. Laura Khan, Linda Kettel, and Michael Kettel
Lois Mary Bornemeier Kettel, 93 years old, Carmel, CA, peacefully passed away on April 13, 2023, surrounded by loved ones, from natural causes.
Lois was born on September 19, 1929, to Walter and Mabel Bornemeier in Coldwater, MI. After Lois graduated from Niles Township High School in the Chicago area in 1947, she finished her degree in Home Economics at Purdue University.
In High School, she met Louis John Kettel. Lois and Lou went on to marry in 1951. They had four children, Linda Louise Kettel, Linda Ann Kress, L. Michael Kettel, and Laura Beth Khan.
After Lou died in 1991, Lois moved to California to live near her sister, Beatrice Case. For twenty years, Lois, Beatrice, and Beatrice’s husband Nelson Case traveled the world and enjoyed daily walks by the ocean in Pebble Beach. In 2012, after both Beatrice and Nelson passed, Lois moved to Carmel Valley Manor in Carmel where she continued to travel to see her children and grandchildren, enjoy her church family at St. Dunstan’s, share with her P.E.O. sisterhood, explore great reads with the ladies of Casa de Abrego, and celebrate the joy of life with her Manor community many of whom she considered her extended family.
Lois is survived by her brother Walter C. (Marylou) Bornemeier, her sister-in-law Jilda Kettel, her children Linda Ann (James) Kress, L. Michael (Faith) Kettel, Laura Beth Khan, nine grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 28005 Robinson Cyn Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 on Sunday, April 30th at 2 P.M. PST. If you are interested in making a donation in memory of Lois, please consider a donation to Canine Companions® (https://www.canine.org/).
For notes of condolence, please use the following contacts of your choice:
Walter Bornemeier: 315 Shepard Ridge Rd., Farmington, UT 84025 (cell: 801.992.0033)
Linda A. Kress: 9785 E. Golden Current Drive, Tucson, AZ 85748 (cell: 520.721.7181)
L. Michael Kettel: 409 Loma Larga Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1719 (cell: 858.354.0183)
Laura K. Khan: 3260 Bolero Place, Atlanta, GA 30341 (cell: 404.819.2870)
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