William "Billy" Lee Ketler

March 3, 1939 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 83)


William (Billy) Ketler of Phoenix AZ passed away on August 3, 2022.  He was a loving Husband, father, and uncle. He will be missed by many. 

Billy was born on March 3rd 1939 in Benkelman Nebraska and spent his formative years there.  He was a reluctant farmer and felt that sleep was more important than the milk cows.

He attended school in Benkelman, Nebraska and Greeley Colorado before joining the Navy in 1958 which he loved and served until 1962 going to many exotic locations.

After the Navy Billy worked as plumber in Greely CO, Denver CO, Lincoln NE and Benkelman, NE before moving to the Phoenix area where he worked as a bidder for a plumbing company. Billy was an industrious and hardworking man who worked in a number of industries and owned a number of businesses before retiring. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde Merle Ketler and Eva Cooley Ketler and sisters Phyllis Gardner, Kathryn Ketler and Patricia Cline. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Margie Ketler of Phoenix, Az and daughter RaNea Ketler of Greeley, Colorado and several nieces and nephews .  

Services will be held Tuesday August 9th at 10 AM with lunch to follow.  Graveside procession to National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona will proceed at 12:15 with burial services at 1PM

Link to livestream services


August 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Messinger Pinnacle Park Mortuary

August 9, 2022

1:00 PM
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85024

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