Albert "Dale" Kettring
July 24, 1929-November 16, 2023
Albert "Dale" Kettring, 94, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Northwest Health-La Porte.
He was born July 24, 1929, in South Bend, IN, the son of Ervin Kettring and Erma (Coconour) Kettring.
A lifelong resident of the area, Albert received his Master's in Education from Purdue University and went on to teach 6th grade math and science for many years. Albert also served in the United States Army during WWII. He loved to sing and was quite a square dancer, which is how he met the love of his life, Doris Mae Volstorf. On August 27, 1950, at New Carlisle Community Church, they were married. Albert, or Dale as he was known to many, was a member of The Maple Grove United Methodist Church. He coached basketball and would spend his summers doing carpentry work. Dale was an avid camper, loved to travel, enjoyed music, woodworking and reading. His greatest passion though was his love of God, his faith and his family. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his three daughters, Darlene Kay (Daniel) Lowe of New Carlisle, IN, Diana Sue Stovall of La Porte, IN, Donna Jean (Michael) Ziegler of Woodburn, IN; two sons, Dale Alan (Judy) Kettring of Union Dale, IN, Darrel Lee (Kathi) Kettring of Three Oaks, MI; eleven grandchildren, Kristy (Titus) Lloyd, Nathanael (Julia) Kettring, Bree (Todd) Steffen, Aaron Stovall, Chad (Diane) Ziegler, Derek Ziegler, Jacob (Amber) Kettring, Eryka Kettring, Aimee (Todd) Nguyen, Rachael Lowe, Wyatt (Sarah) Lowe; 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 69 years, Doris; his sisters, Jean Nawrocki and Ruth Burrus.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends for a viewing on Friday, November 24, 2023 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Viewing from 10:00am - 11:00am followed by his funeral will take place at Maple Grove United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Kalvin Morrison, officiating. Interment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, with military honors rendered.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 6655 E. 1000 N., New Carlisle, IN 46552.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.