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Matt Kettler

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Friends of Matt, Melissa and the rest of the Kettler and Pittman families, please share this page with others who would like to support Melissa and the kids through this tragic time after Matt's sudden passing on February 12th. Funds raised will go directly to Melissa, Peyton and Adeline for their future. Please continue to pray for the family and keep them in your thoughts. Thank you in advance for passing this along and or donating!

-One of the many friends of such a wonderful family.

Loving father, devoted husband and dedicated airman Major Matthew Charles Kettler, 39, of Mason Ohio, died on February 12th, 2024.

Matt was born in Clinton, Iowa in 1984 to Richard and Jonelle Kettler, who were incredibly proud of their intelligent, accomplished son. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, bravely defending his nation in active duty from 2005 to 2020 and remaining active in the reserves until his passing. Matt was a skilled Air Force and United Airlines pilot with an extensive list of accolades.

Matt met Melissa in 2001 while attending Clinton High School, where they dated throughout their senior year. The two reconnected in 2012 while Matt was on leave from his station in Germany. Their romance traversed multiple relocations from Charleston to Oklahoma, culminating with their marriage in October of 2017.

Matt and Melissa have two beautiful daughters, Peyton Elizabeth age 5, and Adeline Joann age 18 mo, who were his proudest accomplishments. Peyton and Adeline adored their loving father and will undoubtedly be guided by their new angel in heaven.

Matt’s partner in crime, his black Labrador Rugger, will be lost without his pick-up truck companion. Matt’s friends and family will miss him every day but his memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.

Matt was preceded in death by his father Richard Kettler and maternal/paternal grandparents. He is survived by his mother Jonelle, wife Melissa, and daughters Peyton and Adeline.

A brief visitation, with funeral to follow, will be held at 10am on Friday February 16, 2024 at St. Susanna Catholic Church 616 Reading Rd. Mason, OH 45040.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Iain Murray
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Cincinnati, OH
Melissa Kettler
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