Amara Laura Kettner

Amara L. Kettner, age 17 of Ramsey, was born July 6, 2001, and passed away at her home Friday, June 7, 2019. Amara was a senior at Blaine High School CEMS program and attended classes at the University of Minnesota. Amara will be remembered by her big heart and loving personality. She loved nature, drawing, hiking, gardening and reading. Amara was recently awarded the President’s Silver Award for Volunteerism. She is survived by her loving parents, Kurt and Angela; brother, Austen; sister, Alyssa; grandparents, Carol Socher, Gilbert and Sheila Kettner; many other loving family and friends. Amara is preceded in death by grandfather, Dennis Socher. Memorial Service Monday, June 17, 2019, 7 p.m. at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay St. NW, Andover. Visitation two hours prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Amara felt things deeply. Amara took her own life at the young age of 17. She was loved by all. Arrangements entrusted to Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, Andover, MN, 763-767-7373.

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Danelle Wudtke

Kurt and Angie, words are never adequate in moments like these. I will say though, that my heart goes out to you both during this difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


I'm so very sorry to hear about Amara. I remember her from my son's class in elementary school, very shy but very smart girl. I send loving prayers to your family at this difficult time.

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