Monsignor Ronald Ketteler, 86, passed away on August 26, 2022. He joined the faculty of Thomas More University in 1982 and was recently named Theologian in Residence. In addition to being chair of the Department of Theology for many years, he was also Director of Ecumenism for the Diocese of Covington. He ministered at many parishes including Blessed Sacrament, the Newman Center for Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky, Saint Agnes and most recently St. Joseph in Crescent Springs.
Father Ketteler was a dedicated priest of the Diocese of Covington for 61 years, an avid reader and author, and a brilliant professor and will be remembered for his sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Ruth (nee Steffen) Ketteler and his sister Janet Meek. He is survived by his brother Thomas (Janet) Ketteler and his sister Ruth Ann Jung. He will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1101 Madison Avenue on Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the Cathedral from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A reception will be held at Covington Latin School following Mass. Burial will take place in St. John’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.
Memorials may be made to Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017 or the Priests’ Retirement Fund, Diocese of Covington, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington, Ky. 41011.
Middendorf Funeral Home of Ft. Wright is serving the family. Online condolences to: www.middendorf-funeralhome.com