Brian “Sleepy” Douglas Ketelsen
Brian “Sleepy” Douglas Ketelsen, 51, of Reno, Ohio, passed away on October 10, 2021, with his wife and daughters by his side. Brian was born June 29, 1970, in Riverside, California. He is the son of Doug (Mary Anne) Ketelsen and Carol (Phil) Allen. He was raised in Clinton, Iowa, and graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1988. In 2009, Brian opened Ketel1 Team Wear, LLC, a family-run business providing screen print and embroidery services. Brian and Wendy were married on October 30, 1992, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marietta.
Brian is survived by his wife Wendy and their daughters Abigail (Tanner O’Connor) and Emily, as well as honorary daughter Brittany Metcalf (Levi Dein); parents Doug (Mary Anne) Ketelsen and Carol (Phil) Allen; step-mother Deanne “Teeter” (Wade) Saner; siblings Jeff (Heather) Ketelsen, Chris Ketelsen (Jason Lange) and Jennifer (Jimmy) Scott; parents-in-law Harry and Sharon Karcher; sisters-in-law Jennifer (Larry) Jupp, Stacy (Bill) Miller and Erin (Todd) Meeks and sixteen nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, sister-in-law Jesse Ketelsen, nephew Jeremy Ketelsen and his special uncle Dean Ketelsen. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., with burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 3- 8 PM Friday, October 15th at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sandhill United Methodist Church, 725 Sandhill Road, Marietta, OH 45750 or Mid-Ohio Valley Emmaus, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, OH 45750. Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.