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September 15, 2023
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Our mother, Corrine Kettleborough, passed away peacefully at the Waterford in Colby, Wisconsin, on Sep. 15, 2023, at the age of 88.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who was always there when we needed her. She will be sadly missed and always in our thoughts.
Corrine was born on Aug. 25, 1935, in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Gurney and Adela (Schaefer) Sweet. She was the oldest of three daughters.
On Sep. 2, 1954, she was united in marriage to Frank Kettleborough, and had a daughter, Melody, and a son, Keith. They lived in various states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, and Florida. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spencer, Wisconsin. Corrine worked in sales for Avon for 30 years and was also a key contributor to starting Girl Scouts of America in Spencer.
Corrine loved camping, rebating, and reading novels. She also loved spending time with her grandkids and taking them camping.
She is preceded in death by her father, Gurney Sweet; her mother, Adela Sweet; husband, Frank Kettleborough; fiancé Jerry Normington; and sister, Marilyn Hagen.
Corrine is survived by her daughter, Melody (Randy) Mellenthin of Unity, Wisconsin; her son, Keith (Lisa) Kettleborough of Spencer, Wisconsin; her sister, Elaine Spillner of Marshfield, Wisconsin; her grandchildren, Lucas (Liz) Mellenthin, Allison Mellenthin, Breanna (Kayleigh) Cruthirds, Brooke (Calvin) Lenz; her great-grandchildren, Gage Segalle-Mellenthin, Hoyt Mellenthin, Parker Mellenthin, Laikyn Lenz, and Peyton Lenz.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Sep. 22, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with a memorial service to follow at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home – 1010 E. Veterans Parkway in Marshfield, Wisconsin.