August 3, 1947 - April 17, 2021
Jerry L. Ketchum of Holt went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2021. Jerry was born August 3, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Durwell and Thelma (Smith) Ketchum. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School Class of 1967. Jerry was a proud Vietnam veteran, serving from 1868 to 1969. Jerry was a talented handyman and carpenter, as well as a Draftsman for the State of Michigan and was formerly a member of the Holt Jaycees, Delhi Township Trustee and President of the SEIU 517M Tech Unit. He was a faithful member of the Community Baptist Church where he enjoyed serving others and supporting the work of the ministry. Camp CoBeAc, a Christian campground, was very important to Jerry. He spent time repairing and improving the grounds and facilities, as well as giving scholarships for local children to attend summer camp at CoBeAc. Jerry was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Janet (Wardwell); children, Scott (Erica), Jeri Ann (Jason) Loomis, Melissa (Andy) Cusack, Megan (Chad) Ketchum, Jacob (Becca); 14 grandchildren; brothers, Jim, Gene (Linda), Dennis (Ruth) and Jeff (Feve); sister-in-law, JoAnn Wardwell along with numerous nieces and nephews A funeral service will be held Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00 P.M. at the Community Baptist Church, 7832 W. Mt. Hope Hwy., Grand Ledge, MI 48837 with Pastor Timothy W. Jackson, officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8:00 P.M. at the Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge and Friday at the church from 12:00-1:00 P.M. Covid protocols requiring masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be observed. A military graveside service will be held Monday, April 26, 2021 at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Community Baptist Church, Camp CoBeAc Scholarship Fund, 7832 W. Mt. Hope Highway, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837.
Jerry L. Ketchum of Holt went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2021. Jerry was born August 3, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Durwell and Thelma (Smith) Ketchum. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School Class of 1967. Jerry was a proud... View Obituary & Service Information
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