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Ronald W. Kettman

Ronald W. Kettman, 88 of Streator passed away Thursday (August 4, 2022) at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Private family services will be held with burial in the St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Ron was born on November 8, 1933, in Streator to John and Mary (Coleman) Kettman.  He married Marilyn Turner on April 4, 1959.  She survives.

Also surviving are daughters, Cheri (Bill) Schmitt of Streator and Cindy Kettman of Streator, grandchildren, Wes (Chelsea) Hood, Abbie (Derek) Eiten, Chloe (Steve) Schmitt, Christian and Caleb Kettman, great-grandchildren, Macie, Jamison, Thatcher and Elodie, sister-in-law Marianne Kettman, brother-in-law Dick Janko, sisters-in-law Linda (Mike) Hawkins and Mary Lou Casey and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son Craig, brothers Arnold and Tom, sisters Shirley Reick, Juanita Perry, and Carol Janko.

Ron graduated from St. Anthony’s grade school and Streator High School in 1952.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War.  Ron retired from Owens Illinois Glass in 1989.  He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Ron was an excellent woodworker from framing to trim, birdhouses and jigsaw puzzles he could do it all.  He enjoyed family and friends with a good cup of coffee.  Ron was an avid hat collector, watching baseball, drawing, and engineering.  He loved fishing; the man would fish for crappies from dawn to dusk if you let him.

He enjoyed time with his nieces and nephews that always referred to him as uncle Red.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Kettman

Charles Morscheiser Aug 13 2022 8:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Kettman

Mary Zavada Aug 12 2022 11:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Kettman

Bill Lu Schultz Aug 11 2022 12:57 PM

Ron will be greatly missed… Sending prayers to his family during this difficult time…His spirit will always to at the table in the mornings at McDonald’s…RIP Ron

Nancy Centko Aug 10 2022 9:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Kettman

Julie Kaschak Aug 10 2022 3:00 PM

So very sad to see this.
My sincere condolences to all whose lives he touched.

Steve Massey Aug 9 2022 11:13 PM

So sorry for your loss! Thought and prayers to you and your family.

Dave & Mary Drysdale Aug 9 2022 12:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Kettman

Bob & Marge Stahly Aug 8 2022 11:00 PM

My sincere sympathy to you Marilyn and family. Ron was a lot of fun at McDonald's and always had a story to tell. He will be missed.

Carolyn Erler Aug 8 2022 10:02 PM

My thóughts and prayers go out to the family , esp. to Cindy, dad was a great conversationalist and a lot of fun to be around at coffee time! He willbe missed dearly and know that he will forever be with you and the family! Loved añd missed!

Bobbie & Jeff Simpson Aug 8 2022 7:22 PM

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