Mary Ella (Caplette) Ketchum, age 47 of Medford, MN, died at her home on Thursday, July 22, 2021, following a lifelong battle with diabetes.
Mary was born on September 25, 1973 in Cannon Falls, MN, the daughter of Jeanne and Jerry Schanink. She graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1992.
She married Bruce Ketchum on July 1, 2006. Her family was her pride and joy and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping and stopping at any casino along her way!
She will be greatly missed by her family … her husband, Bruce; children, Melissa “Missi” Feyereisn (Josh Ferch) of Owatonna, Lisa (Cory) Green of Alden, MN, DeWayne Ketchum of Albert Lea, and Dustin (Crystal) Ketchum of Owatonna; 6 grandchildren, Colton, Anthony, Dakota, Bryce, Ericka, and Terrant; her parents, Jeanne and Jerry Schanink of Cannon Falls; grandmother, Cloydene Swentik of Dayton, WA; sister, Geraldine (Kent) Geiken of Cannon Falls; niece and nephews, Megan (Brandon) Breithaupt and their daughter, Sophie, Mitchell Geiken, and Joshua (Johanna) Geiken and their son, Eric; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Peter W. Swentik, Robert Schanink and Mavis Schanink; and her favorite uncle, James Swentik.
The family is hosting a celebration of life service on Monday, July 26 at 10:00 am at Riverside Park, near downtown Cannon Falls on Hwy 20. The park is located across from the Veterans Memorial. Please bring a lawn chair.