Jill Kettle

Jill  Annette Kettle was born June 23, 1963, in Milton Wis. She graduated from Milton High school in 1981 and moved onto attending Black Hawk Technical College.
Jill married Ron Kettle May 7, 1988, and lived in Janesville, Wis., before moving to Sioux Falls, S.D.  They eventually moved further west to the Black Hills in Custer, S.D.  This is where Jill became active in the Pringle United Methodist Church.
Jill loved jewelry, purses, dogs, nature, motorcycle rides and driving her convertible along with people.
Jill was the Custer Senior Center director; where she performed multiple tasks, from writing grants to preparing meals.  Jill would do whatever needed to be done to keep the facility in operation for her seniors. She received many awards and recognitions for all her hard work.  
Jill was also active in other organizations such as Zonta. Jill loved Custer and its people. She will truly be missed by many. Her smile and willing to help is what made her so beautiful.
Jill passed peacefully at home Nov. 16, 2020, in Custer at the age of 57.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Kettle and four dogs, Lucy, Maggie, Teddy and Bear. Ron and Jill were recently recognized for their passion to rescue and care for many dogs over the years.
Jill is also survived by her parents, Thomas and Beverly Geske of Janesville; brother, Brian Geske of Indiana; and sister, Susan Stalland of Indiana.
Prayer services and visitation was Nov. 20 at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jill’s name be made to Custer Senior Center or Pringle United Methodist Church.
An additional service will be held in Milton, where she will be laid to rest.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer.
Written condolences may be made at  chamberlainmccolleys.com.


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