Doris Arlene (Prettyman) Getz

May 28, 1931 — Aug. 29, 2019

Doris Arlene (Prettyman) Getz, 88, of Francesville, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, Aug. 29. 

She passed away peacefully at her home. Doris was born on May 28, 1931, in Francesville, to the late Merl and Alma Peters Prettyman. She was a graduate of Pulaski High School in Pulaski in 1949. 

Doris married the late Keith M. Getz on June 4, 1950, in Winamac. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1994. Doris and Keith owned and operated Getz Plumbing and Heating in Francesville where she worked as bookkeeper. She enjoyed working at the Francesville library and was on the board for many years (serving as president). Doris was a faithful volunteer at both hospitals in Lafayette. She was happiest when serving others.

Doris committed her life to her Saviour Jesus Christ and was baptized in 1962. She was a devoted member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville.

Doris was an avid reader and enjoyed flower gardening. Most of all, Doris cherished her family (especially her grandchildren), valued her close circle of friends and loved the Francesville community. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her daughters: Jill Kozeluh, Jenna [Dan] Kilgus and Jody [Bruce] Waibel; son Jason [Maggie] Getz; grandchildren: Aaron [Kayla] Kilgus, Trenton [Cammie] Kilgus, Alisia [Kent] Schlatter, Stuart [Sarah] Kilgus, Mark [Anna] Waibel, Colby Waibel, Kaitlin Waibel, Alexandra Getz, Leanna Getz and Ethan Getz; nine great-grandchildren; and brothers: Donald [Mary] Prettyman, and Theodore [Wendy] Prettyman. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Merl and Alma (Peters) Prettyman; husband Keith M. Getz; son-in-law Joseph Kozeluh; granddaughter Maya Getz; and brothers: Roger, Robert, Ralph, Charles “Dick” and Ronald Prettyman. 

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, and one hour prior to the services at the church Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Francesville library or the Francesville Apostolic Christian Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Sept. 4, 2019)

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